Tuesday, 25 October 2016
While transparent fabrics may be all the rage both on and off the runway, wearing them incorrectly can cause sheer shame. After all, the entire point of sheer garments is to do anything but conceal, and that can quickly result in some overexposure. But, when worn correctly, this is a trend that’ll keep all eyes on you and your finest assets. The trick is knowing the right way to wear it.
To go bold with head-to-toe sheer in the form of a dress, consider a light color or even a nude sheath like Kim Kardashian’s to make it a bit less obvious and more discrete.
Givenchy Scoop-Neck Sheer-Inset Tank Dress ($2730)
Nasty Gal Some Stripe of Way Sheer Dress ($41)
Missguided Mesh High Neck Bodycon Dress ($26)
To balance a see-through skirt, follow Chrissy Teigen’s lead and pair it with a thick, opaque top. After all, opposites attract!
Alexander McQueen Knee Length A Line Skirt ($1075)
Simone Rocha Black Sheer Skirt ($895)
Forever 21 Pleated Eyelash Lace Skirt ($23)
A gossamer blouse like Rihanna’s calls for a full-coverage bra. This is not the occasion to wear a barely-there bralette! Keep it classy by pairing with a nude bra, or a bra that is the same color as the blouse.
Dolce & Gabbana Tie-Neck Rose-Print Sheer Blouse ($995)
Oscar de la Renta Lace & Tie Front Blouse ($125 – from Marjorie’s closet!)
Asos Pretty Blouse with Raw Edge Ruffle ($52)
Without a pair of opaque and substantial underwear, wearing sheer pants like Tinashe’s are an absolute no-no. With any other garment you may even deem them “granny-panties,” but here they are totally necessary to prevent indecent exposure.
Zuhair Murad Embroidered Lace & Tulle Sheer Jumpsuit ($2672)
Self Portrait Lara Pants ($394)
Nasty Gal Sheer Business Ruffle Pants ($58)