From runway to red carpet, the trend for sheer is continuing strong this spring in a range of variations, from sheer panels to all out sheer looks.
Though not a trend for the faint at heart, when done right, sheer can look elegant, demure and flattering. It’s also a great way to take your wardrobe into Spring for those months when it’s not quite warm enough to bare too much skin.
Below we’ve put together our top 5 tips on how to make sheer work for you – proving that you don’t have to be a size 0 to rock the trend.
1. Subtle is Sexy
When it comes to sheer, it’s definitely a case of less is more. Kim Kardashian’s in-your-face Dolce and Gabbana blouse looks much to tight and just outright tacky.
2. Know What Works for YOU
When used cleverly, sheer can both highlight your assets and disguise any area’s you want to cover up. Only Hearts‘ sheer paneled Loulou Bodysuit ($135) emphasizes the waist and can be teamed with a full length skirt if your legs are an area you want to cover up.
3. Dress it Down
Team a sexy sheer black blouse with jeans for a look that’s not too over the top. For a versatile, day-to-night look team with a cami and blazer to make your outfit utterly office appropriate. Try these Invisible skinnies from Eugene Is My Middle Name for an evening time look that’s not to over the top, and their ombre effect mirrors the sheer trend perfectly. (Arrow Jeans in Invisible $180.)
4. Sexy and Sweet
Lace is the perfect combination of sexy and sweet. Only Hearts‘ Evelyn Lined Shift Dress ($129) is ladylike but still sexy, and is perfect for anyone who wants to cover up their arms.
5. Be Brave
If you’ve got it, flaunt it! For those who aren’t afraid to take the plunge, the from Only Hearts Loulou chemise ($139) mixes sporty and sexy and elements to avoid the sheer trend looking too trashy.