Dear reader, If the dress of my last post is not for you for party wear then how about this.
I have just bought these Jigsaw Richmond black velvet jeans. Oh, I'm loving them. I had to take them up 5 inches but that's par for the course for me. These are available direct from Jigsaw or many other sites stock them online including availability for the USA. Just search Jigsaw Richmond black velvet jeans and they will pop up from House of Fraser and John Lewes too.
I can see my self getting quite a bit of wear from these over the holiday season. Perfect with a pretty blouse, or jumper even (dare I say Christmas Jumper.) I only hope that they aren't the annoying sort of lycra that goes baggy after a few hours.