Sheer fabrics are having a fashion moment. On the runways designers showed floaty see-through blouses, as well as tops, dresses and skirts with edgy sheer panels.
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Many runway fashions were so barely there you might be wondering if this trend is really for you? Fabulous After 40 stylist Morgan Mullin shows us it is. She’s created some style boards to show us how to make the look work at any age.
Layer With Tank or Cami For theatrical effect designers showed models in very sheer tops sans undershirts, but of course, this isn’t practical in the real world. So all you have to do to get the translucent look without going totally see-through is to layer a cami or tank underneath.
A nude cami in a skin tone closest to your skin color will do the trick. You can also match the color of the cami to the color of your blouse or choose something bright like vivid blue or red to add an extra bit of oomph! The best tanks or camis have a lot of stretch to hold you in and shape your body so you get a flattering silhouette under your sheer top.
Wear Sheer Strategically An all sheer blouse or top is only one way to get the look this season. An easier way to wear sheer is to don a garment that is only partially sheer. For example, if you want to cover up your chest and tummy but don’t mind showing your arms, then a top with sheer sleeves only would do the trick.
Try Panels Another variation of wearing sheer strategically is to choose something with peek-a-boo panels. A dress, skirts or top with translucent panels has strong lines and a sleek look that’s perfect for the futuristic feel of spring. See my post on how to wear a sheer panel top.
Clothing with sheer overlays that reveal only a little are also popular. Why not try a shirt with a floaty overlay that is sheer from the knee down, only or how about a top that’s sheer from the waist down or the hip down?
Slim cut pants with a top like purple sheer one create a cutting-edge yet “not trying too hard” look. With sheer fabrics popping up everywhere in stores, this is a trend that is really taking off. Showing a little skin is youthful, and the sheer trend styled appropriately makes it easy to look fab in a tasteful way.