Sheer fabric fashion looks fabulous on the runway… floaty see-through blouses, tops, dresses, and skirts with edgy sheer panels. They’re really quite dreamy.
But with these runway fashions so barely there, you might be wondering can the average woman really wear this trend? Here are 4 ways it can work for real women at any age.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Opt for a Sheer Overlay
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. Showing a little skin is youthful, and the sheer trend styled appropriately makes it easy to look fab tastefully.
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