For many, parties, dinners, and upscale events are all perfect for pulling out a glamorous ensemble. And while a dress is a fail-safe outfit for the fancier events on your calendar, a lot of women hate wearing dresses. Instead of sulking in an outfit you despise, we found five stylish alternative outfits you can wear instead.
Between its strong presence on the runway, countless celebrity variations, and Hillary Clinton’s collection, it’s safe to say 2016 was the year of the pantsuit. And if you don’t like the frilly connotations that come with dresses, they’re a great alternative for the formal events you have on your calendar.
For an outfit that looks more cool than cubicle-worthy, be sure your top and pants match in color and texture. With several iterations, there’s a pantsuit combination for every occasion. Pair a modest, crewneck jacket with some wide-legged pants for a casual dinner party. But if you’re in need of a sexier ensemble, embrace the plunging blazer and forgo an undershirt. Just don’t forget to reinforce your neckline with some double-sided tape.