Christmas party season doesn't have to mean dusting off your best LBD, squeezing into shapewear, and spending the night feeling uncomfortable and a bit cold.
Because, in our opinion, jeans-and-a-nice-top will never go out of style. And, luckily, it's the perfect option for most occasions.
Especially if you wear these flattering, affordable Marks & Spencer jeans, £39.50, which have added value – a touch of party-friendly glitz.
With nearly 1,300 mainly favourable reviews, these classic-fit jeans will be a wardrobe staple that isn't just for Christmas, either.
Why we rate them
These high-waisted, straight-leg jeans by M&S' own brand Per Una have a subtle, stylish, touch of bling – they've got sparking embellishments on the front around each pocket.
And they're not that stiff, uncomfortable type of denim that digs in so much you fear sitting down. They're a super-soft and stretchy combo of responsibly sourced cotton, polyester and viscose with a little elastane for extra comfort.
They're a versatile buy too – the straight leg cut means that if you're conscious of your tummy or bottom, you can wear a longer top with them and they're still flattering. Or if you want to show off the high-waisted style, you can wear a tighter top tucked in, too.
You can give these M&S must-buys extra stand-out by teaming them with a sequin top or blazer – or even popping a sequin camisole top under your work jacket to take them from day to night. Check out some options at the end of this article.
And they'll look amazing with everything from high heels to sparkly ballet flats and ankle boots.
What the reviews say
The comfort, cut, price and versatility of these classic jeans have garnered them a devoted following. Lots commented that they've brought many pairs over the years, with one shopper even thanking M&S for still making them.
"I love these jeans, they are so comfy with a touch of glamour."
"Amazing jeans, so snug fitting. The shape [is] lovely without being uncomfortable."
"My dream jeans. Perfectly fitting jeans can be dressy or casual. So comfortable and reasonably priced for what you get."
"I have bought several pairs of these over the last few years. The denim is good quality and the fit is enhanced by the elastane. The embellishment adds a nice touch and doesn’t wear off when washed."
"Best jeans of all. I'm so grateful that you still make these jeans which I have been wearing for years. They are the only ones which fit well and are extremely comfortable. Please carry on making them! Thank you."
Buy it now: High Waisted Embellished Straight Leg Jeans | £39.50 from Marks & Spencer
Dress the jeans up with these party looks
Relaxed Sequin Ruched Sleeve Blazer | £69 from Marks & Spencer
Sequin Round Neck Cami Top | £45 from Marks & Spencer
Striped Sparkly Blouson Sleeve Jumper | £25 from M&S