Sheer is currently one of hottest trends seen all over the global runways. Sexy and sleek, it’s not the easiest to wear if you’re fearful of over-exposure; it can, in fact, be entirely intimidating. But when applying a few tips on layering and mixing and matching materials such as mesh, chiffon, and lace, this look is sassy and seductive — and all about conceal-and-reveal trickery.
Here we take a look at this revealing fashion statement.
It’s a challenging fabric to say the least — after all, it’s transparent. However, mesh is actually quite versatile; if styled properly, it can make for a useful layering piece. Sportier mesh works well with jeans and a camisole tank, but vamp it up for evening attire with an all-mesh gown and nude bodysuit.
Chiffon is light, feminine, and transcends sexiness. It can also be layered with almost anything! If you’re looking at a sheer black number, try pairing it with high-waisted underwear or a boy shorts cut and complimentary bra. If the chiffon is on the lighter end of the pallet, try a patterned bra that peeks through for eye-catching appeal. Layer mixed patterns for a bolder approach.
A textured tulle piece may already come affixed with a lining, but for extra protection, it doesn’t hurt to add one more layer underneath. The solution: a half-slip in a similar shade that’s just a hair shorter than the hem of the lining. No awkward peek-a-boo slip-ups here. A corset or bra set is also a sultry solution.
Lace comes in an array of spectacular patterns. Something as elegant, quiet, and delicate as this piece by Zuhair Murad needs a layer that’s just as refined. The solution is to maintain the sophisticated aesthetic; gravitate toward neutrals, like a nude camisole, so as to avoid distracting, unsettling lines.
At first glance, an unlined crocheted dress could be rather daunting. The solution: manually line the dress with an opaque slip dress in a similar shade and voilà…simply stunning.