Sheer fashion simply states one thing – dare to bare. Think about it. Sheers are all over the place. Lacy dresses, mesh boots, net saris, clear acrylic clutches; fashion is truly playing hide and seek this spring. Sheers are more than just seeing-through; they add an element of fun and sexiness to an outfit.
Impossible to avoid this season, sheers have been ubiquitous with new and exciting takes on the trend. From subtle to sensual, classy to sassy and from restrained to flashy, sheers leave a lot to the imagination while still accentuating your best aspects in a surprising manner. How to wear this trend is of utmost importance because if worn wrong, it can be disastrous. We take you down the see-through path to looking elegant with élan.
Sheer plus solid
Nothing screams sexy like a peek-a-boo attire. Flaunt that sexy curves you have been working on with sheer+solid dresses that are a rage this fall. If you have nice arms, dare and flaunt them with sheer arms in a sexy dress. Similarly, if you have sexy midriff, up your style game by making people seek a glace at your sheer-y abs and make them drool with envy.
Sheer tops, a rage
Wear sheer tops to flatter and not to shock. Wear sheer to show off an asset. Right from diving necklines to backless garbs, there is a sheer interpretation for everything. So, there is no reason to not wear this trend if you have an asset to show off. Decide what you wish to hide and what you wish to reveal and choose your sheers accordingly.
Here is a trend that can be easily be defined as right or wrong and has its own share of disadvantages. While sheers are not a new trend, they have been around for the past six odd years, they surely have moved from being a seasonal trend to one that can be sported fabulously around the year. Sheer saris bring femininity to the fore. Still not a trend that gets complete approval, a see-through sari crosses the fine line between sexual and seductive in the blink of an eye. That being said, if worn aesthetically, it hits the right chord.
A see-through kurta
This is not for the frail-hearted. Be bold, be audacious and spot this attire to look on point. Nothing spells sensuous more than a sexy sheer kurta. After all, someone has rightly said- “Less is more”.
Would it be appropriate to wear sheers to work? Yes, you can make your sheers work for you with the appropriate inner-wear. It can carry you through the day elegantly, so find the right way to make it work for you without sending out the wrong message. A sheer top with a black skirt or a lacy skirt with a solid-hued shirt works well for office wear.
Sheers may sound more apt for an evening about town, allowing you to switch from the de-rigueur little black dress to something more unconventional that accents your features without pointing out what lies beneath. A vintage-inspired blouse in a solid hue worn with a camisole of the same colour will be modest and will intensify the colour.
Touch of perfection
Summer sheers can be worn in various ways. The easiest way to embrace this trend is to highlight your best asset by introducing a sheer element in your ensemble. Sheer in the bottom half of a maxi skirt looks gorgeous. Use colour to mildly distract from the sheerness of it all. Lace, chiffon, georgette, tulle are your go-to fabrics for this look.
If you are not comfortable with transparency, go for a translucent or delicately ornamented fabric. Keep the look clean and minimal overall. What works best with sheers is neutral tones and relaxed silhouettes. Of course, do not wear sheer from head to heel; balance the see-throughs with opaque pieces, i.e. sheer tops with opaque bottoms or a semi-sheer skirt with an opaque top.
If you were born to do justice to the unconventional, then abandon the subtle sheers and opt for a bolder look. Key here is to remember to keep it sophisticated and not trashy. Sheer blousons worn with bikini-ish bras or bra-lets, see-through shirts teamed with matching or contrasting lingerie, the sensationalized sheer is all about taking the risky route. Keep your body type in mind while doing this. Remember it is not opaque but see- through! If you are the kinds who takes time to build their confidence, experiment with the trend and see where it takes you. With ample underpinning, these looks need not be racy. She’s not an exhibitionist; she’s simply upped her game by bringing the boudoir out.
Accessorise it well
Accessorising your sheers is supremely important. Sheers are best paired with wedges and heels, floral headbands, delicate accessories. Play around with the length and layers but make sure to keep your makeup as natural as possible. Team a pair of opaque tights with a breezy sheer white dress a la Forever New. Top it with a structured jacket and a tough-looking bag. Up your game with a neon layer underneath it. All white and all black sheers are safe bets for the spring/summer.