There are some benefits to not being the future Queen of England.
Pippa Middleton attended the Sugarplum Ball in London on Wednesday wearing a dress that was definitely not befitting the Duchess of Cambridge, who is known for her more conservative looks.
The 30-year-old party gal-about-town took advantage of her non-royal status in a sexy LBD that featured a sheer mesh top and intricate black embroidery that hid a deceptively nude underlay.
Boyfriend Nico Jackson joined Kate Middleton's younger sis and sported a velvet black blazer and bow tie. (Who knew that velvet could look so chic?)
Being chic was not a problem for the famous bridesmaid with the iconic behind; the 30-year-old swept up her brunette locks into an elegant updo and blinged out with silver earrings and a sequin black jacket. (Guess she wasn't too bothered by Morrissey calling her a "thickwit" and the "sick face of modern Britain.")
What do you think of Pippa's dress?
Pippa loves to sparkle: