According To Zendaya And Victoria Beckham, It’s Time To Buy Some Going Out Trousers

Business on top, fun on the bottom.

best going out trousers

by Julia Harvey |

At long last, spring is on the horizon. And with it comes a return to a more joyful form of dressing. With the start of event season - from weddings and birthdays to evenings spent out on the town as the days get longer - it's time to spruce up your going-out 'fits.

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Zendaya wearing Valentino ©Getty

But the question of what to wear can still be a tricky one, especially when it's less than toasty outside. The old 'jeans and a nice top' combo usually works, but what about flipping the equation to make another fail-safe outfit that's all about business on top and fun on the bottom?

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Victoria Beckham wearing Saint Laurent

We're talking about party pants, something snazzy for your legs that belongs to the same school of thought as the kind of spray-on latex trousers last seen on Victoria Beckham. Or the wide sequin strides spotted on Zendaya. If you fancy taking these kind of flares for a spin, opt for bold colours, all-over patterns or full-on sequins for a real 'out-out' outfit (Zendaya wore hers with sky-high platforms, FYI).

Next up are the PVC pants; not for the faint-hearted. Be sure to put on in a cool environment to avoid any sticky situations (ahem, Ross). VB wore her patent trousers with a violet crew-neck and lipstick red pumps, but a simple white tee or tank top will also go the distance (and help to pare things back ever-so-slightly).

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Yoyo Cao in Paris ©Noor & Zee

For something a little smarter, an eye-popping trouser with a matching shirt or blazer makes the ideal two-piece, especially when wedding season swings round. (Sleeper's feather-trim and sparkle sets, for example, are seriously special).

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SHOP: The Best Going Out Trousers

best going out trousers River Island, Black Sequin Wide Leg Trouser, WAS £55 NOW £42
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The ultimate disco pants.

best going out trousers Mango, High Waist Straight Pattern Trouser, WAS £35.99 NOW £19.99
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For a real '70s vibe, wear with platforms.

best going out trousers P.A.R.O.S.H, Flared Sequin Trousers, £393
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Pink to make everyone wink.

best going out trousers Diesel, Red Crinkled Vinyl Pants, £195
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Channel Victoria Beckham in cherry red vinyl.

best going out trousers P.A.R.O.S.H., Blue Sequin Trousers, £393
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Shimmer all night in turquoise sequins.

best going out trousers Mango, Printed Straight Trouser, £49.99
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Clash your printed pants with a matching top for high impact lewks.

best going out trousers ASOS Design, Jersey Sequin Trousers In Rose Gold, £30
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Go for gold with a matching blazer.

best going out trousers Karen Millen, Satin Crepe Feather Trim Trousers, WAS £145 NOW £116
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The ideal party trousers for a wedding.

best going out trousers Paco Rabanne, Abstract Print Wide Leg High Rise Knitted Trousers, £670
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Paco Rabanne's back with some print power this season.

best going out trousers Sleeper, Feather Trim Crepe de Chine Pyjama Set, £265
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These are way too special to save for pyjamas; wear with your favourite heels for a show-stopping outfit.

best going out trousers Warehouse, Vinyl 5 Pocket Jean, WAS £55 NOW £44
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An update on classic black trousers.

best going out trousers Free People, Penny Pull-On Printed Flare Jeans, £88
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Wear with a slogan tee for the perfect everyday ensemble.

best going out trousers Sleeper, Saturn Ruffled Metallic Stretch Knit Shirt and Leggings Set, £203
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A ready-made outfit; just add an arm-candy clutch.

best going out trousers Dodo Bar Or, Gabrielle Metallic Embellished Stretch Knit Flared Pants, £360
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Wear with a slinky black top for an ideal date night outfit.

best going out trousers Valentino, Striped Cotton Poplin Culottes, £980
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For maximum effect, go full rainbow and invest in the matching shirt, too.

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