The oh-so-versatile wardrobe staple has another iteration: Evening wear. We recently saw Zoe Saldana out and about in a pair of leather hot pants and were intrigued. Then there's pop stars like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj who love to prance around the stage in blinged-out shorts.
They got us thinking that of course we should wear fancy pants for a night out. They are perfect for this hot weather, and since they're shorts, they're kinda modest (this is a prime example of fashionista logic). They even transition into winter: Add a pair of opaque tights and a jacket and they're now an all-season item.
Check out our roundup of 11 pairs of fancy pants for under $100, as well as 31 stars who wear sweet shorts whether it's day or night.