11/21/2013 09:51 EST

Pippa Middleton's Dress Would Probably Never Be Worn By Kate Middleton (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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:

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