Christmas party season doesn't have to mean squeezing into shapewear, dusting off your old LBD and spending the night feeling uncomfortable and, let's be honest, a little bit cold.
Because, in our opinion, jeans-and-a-nice-top will never go out of style.
Especially if it involves wear this flattering and affordable pair of Marks & Spencer jeans, £39.50, which come complete with a touch of party-friendly glitz on the waist.
With over 1,600 reviews, almost 80% of which are four or five star ratings, these classic jeans could just be what your wardrobe is missing ahead of party season.
Why we rate them
These high-waisted, straight-leg jeans by M&S's own brand, Per Una, have a subtle, stylish, touch of bling in the form of delicately designed, sparking embellishments that sit on the front of the jeans, next to each pocket. The perfect, balanced pop of glitz.
They're not that stiff, uncomfortable type of denim, either. Instead, they're made from a super-soft and stretchy combination 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 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.
Our top pick is this Tailored Sequin Single Breasted Blazer from M&S that comes in black, silver or blue. The sparkly jacket is bound to see you through numerous special occassions for years to come.
We suggest snapping up a pair of these jeans ASAP, as last year it didn't take long before they sold out.
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.
"Great fit, really good quality fabric. My ‘go to’ jeans for any occasion!"
"I love these jeans, they are so comfy with a touch of glamour."
"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."