11/08/2014 05:12 pm ET Updated Nov 08, 2014

The 'Party Dress' Might Be On Its Way Out


We probably started to veer away from the traditional “going-out dress” the moment we realized the following: a night of dancing requires more freedom than a mini hem allows; body-con was never the only way to be sexy; and frankly, there are far too many pants options that deserve their moment under the disco ball. Now, we have science to back up our suspicions: Pants (namely, our old-faithful skinny jeans) are becoming the going-out norm, leaving dresses in the dust. Or, at least in third place.

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