There are lots of new and cutting-edge trends happening this season within the fashion world. One of those new trends is sheer fabric. It’s been spotted on the runway more than a few times in the form of tops, skirts, dresses and even accessories. It’s a versatile trend that can be utilised and worn a number of different ways. Many consumers and fashionistas often feel intimidated by the idea of sheer. It has a tendency to show off a little too much skin and proves to be difficult to wear.
But, part of the fun of sheer fabric is that it shows off some skin! It’s a new way to make something edgy and unique into your own. Sheer can take the form of lace, beaded fabric or even almost-translucent fabric. It can be the perfect way to dress up your new little black dress or the perfect way to turn an otherwise simple and minimalistic ensemble into something that sets you apart.
But this look can be a challenge to style, especially when it comes to knowing what is needed to be worn under sheer clothing. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to wear a thing under our sheer tops and dresses, but as it stands, we don’t have that liberty (yet!).
So, how can you wear sheer this season?
Most dresses generally come fully lined if they’re crafted from sheer fabric. Our Topkapi Thread Sheer Overlay Dress by Camilla is a perfect example of how you can rock sheer comfortably. Full-length, floor-sweeping hemlines feature an asymmetrical hem and an eye-catching halter neckline drawn off the shoulders for your comfort. Wear sheer in this dress and bring attention to the draped fabric with a simple pair of strappy heels for an unforgettable look. Sheer doesn’t always have to be displayed in the traditional sense. There are many ways it can be worn and this is just one of them!
Wear sheer on a new level with our Poetry Dress by Sandro. This gorgeous little black dress is another perfect example of just how edgy lace can be while still maintaining a demure charm. A sheer neckline features a plunging detail along the sternum with gorgeous, lace detailed short sleeves and a mini-length hemline. The sheer on this dress has been crafted from lace with a higher neckline to give the illusion of propriety. An elegant choice for a cocktail party or a date night out with someone special, this dress is a perfect for that element of sheer.
If you’re self-conscious of the plunging neckline and the bared skin, invest in some hollywood tape to keep the fabric from shifting or shuffling too far the wrong way. By sticking the fabric to your skin and snugly in place, you’re ensuring that it won’t be budging until you’re safely home for the night. You should be comfortable in what you wear, always! Don’t be afraid to take a few extra measures when you’re wearing a dress that might prove to be a little risky. But, for something this elegant, it’s well worth the effort!
For a more summery way to wear sheer, check out our Señorita Dress by Alice McCall! This dress features full-length sleeves, a plunging v-neckline, free-flowing midi hemline overlaid onto a mini-length one and so much sheer we can’t get enough of it.
Use hollywood tape again this time around to keep this dress from slipping if you’re a little worried about its fit. Alternatively, opt for a clear-strap bra to wear under to keep the attention on all that stunning sheer, ensuring your comfort and peace of mind above all things. This dress is the perfect choice to wear for a night out with the girls or a day at the races, topped with an eye-catching fascinator!
Go for something different with the Mischief Manor dress in pearl by Zimmermann. This dress features full-length sleeves crafted from beautiful sheer fabric. A mini-hemline and a high neckline paired with intricate lace detail make for a stunning white dress that’s perfect for a day out at the races. This dress features an almost entirely sheer bodice. Pair it with a white or nude bra to create the illusion of bare skin beneath and ensure your comfort in the process! White and nude will both easily blend into the fine details of the dress until they’ll barely be noticeable at all!
This eye-catching Mischief Frill Paisley Playsuit by Zimmermann is another perfect example of how to wear sheer with all the elegance and grace of a model-off-duty! Full-length sleeves, mini-hemlines and high-necklines make this playsuit eye catching, especially when paired with a stunning paisley print. Perfect for the season, this playsuit features a fully sheer bodice and sleeves. Wear a nude or white bra to blend with the patterns of the playsuit and your skin. This playsuit is perfect for an upcoming cocktail party or a more casual night out with someone special.