Sheer It Is…

If you haven’t noticed… things are tending to get more and more and more sheer. If you don’t have some pretty under things (slips, chemises, or shorts) this is the season to invest in some. You’re gonna need them. If you’re questioning showing some skin, don’t fret, remember Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City? She wore PLENTY of sheer items and (most of the time) pulled them off without making you wonder why she wanted to show the whole world her bra. So.. the most sheer pieces you will run into are tops, dresses, and skirts. To deal with these pieces gracefully and fashionably, here’s your guide:

For skirts. Simple. Most skirts will have a lining to them. Unfortunately even though they have these, I’ve found issues with even these being too sheer. Here you can do one of two things: slip or cute spandex-y shorts, either of these can be purchased for cheap. For slips, finding them can be a pain as most people find them “out-of-date” and forgo them all together. However, I recently found a perfect slip at Target that was full body and fits perfectly under a short bodycon dress. For shorts, there are some cute ones at Free People, though a bit more expensive at $38. You can find some short frilly shorts in lingerie (think lacy sleep shorts)  if at a complete loss. I stuck with essentially one style here, because it’s the most obvious that there’s a sheer portion to it.

ASOS – Maxi Skirts With Pleats – $78

Aqua – Midi Pleated Skirt – $61

Joie – Lotus Grosgrain Ribbon Skirt – $182

I’m only doing one sheer shirt because this list could go on forever. Sheer blouses are everywhere. To work with sheer shirts its pretty simple. A tank or spaghetti strap would be perfect or you can go daring with a bandeau. You can even play with the color and choose a big contrasting color to add to your outfit or keep it subdued like in this image.

Elizabeth and James – Aaliyah Sheer Blouse – $265

Last but not least, dresses: I love sheer dresses because you can really do a lot with them. With the right thing underneath you can change the whole look of the dress from casual to classy. This first dress is completely sheer, so you really have a lot to work with. I included the image of what the company paired it with though, for me I would’ve tried a red tube dress underneath. This shows: the more sheer, the more versatile.

Preen Line – Sheer Halterneck Dress – $123

Angie Dress, Sleeveless Belted Sheer Button Down Shirt – $34

Minkpink – ‘Delightful Days’ Sheer Floral Dress – $113

Forever 21 – Sheer Georgette Shirtdress w/ Belt – $25

Now go show some skin….. just not too much…


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