I love a spangly dress, don’t get me wrong. But this season’s most strokable fabric trends –sequins, velvet, brocade, jacquard – all lend themselves so well to trousers. There’s something about wearing them to a party that feels sharper and more pulled-together.
Chanel’s catwalk versions are quite subtle (a fleck of gold or silver among a black or grey bouclé) while Halpern’s are megawatt shine flares, in full disco-era sequins. On the high street you can find slinky jersey trousers that feel like (but don’t look like) OTT tracksuit bottoms at H&M and Stine Goya; or neatly tailored, ankle-grazing styles with sheen at Cos and Reiss.
Caroline wears Gold polka-dot trousers, £84, ; rest of outfit, Caroline’s own
三级成人视频When it comes to which cut to buy, a looser pair will make the legs look longer and the waist look smaller if teamed with heels. Or pick that cigarette cut if you’re planning to dress them down with a jumper and trainers, the morning after.
Shirting the issue
三级成人视频Actress Kerry Washington pairs her high-impact trousers with an easy shirt.
Model Elena Perminova wears top-to-toe rose pink, allowing the texture of her trousers to stand out.
三级成人视频Influencer and photographer Candice Lake keeps her look muted, combining black sequins with a simple navy jacket.
Now make it for you...
Best for subtle sparkle
The burgundy colour allows for understated shine.
Best for megawatt shine
These foil trousers are almost mirror-like.
Best for cinching curves
These pleated trousers will emphasise an hourglass frame.
Satin pleat-front, £195,
Best for tall frames
E三级成人视频mphasise long legs with this eye-catching pair.
Metallic faux-leather, £111.30,
Best for a softer silhouette
Relax your overall look with a crushed- velvet option.
Best for every figure
These metallic trousers come in sizes 6 to 24.
Jacquard wide-legged, £23.70,
Best for no effort required
W三级成人视频ith trousers as sharp and sparkly as these, you only need to add a jumper.
Best for a day-to-night option
W三级成人视频ear with a white T-shirt and trainers for day.
Metallic tailored, £89,
Best for defining the waist
These dramatic brocade flares serve to make the waist look smaller.
Best for petite figures
These sharp-tailored trousers won’t overwhelm smaller frames.
What to wear with...
Sterling-silver studs, £48, ; Nude court shoes, £46, ; One-shoulder beaded crêpe top, £245, ; Tasselled clutch, £395, ; Embellished bow barrette, £10,
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