You could spend $79.50 on  these pleated velvet pants I saw in a Madewell email:

Or you could buy two yards of this crushed velvet at your local JoAnn for $35…

…and make a quick pair of Emerson pants with a full elastic waist and be richer.

 

(This is just a PSA. I don’t need party pants; I have a party JUMPSUIT planned instead.)