Sometimes the runway presents us with a challenge that is hard to pull off in the real world, away from the fashion lights. This spring, that challenge is the sheer trend. Now, we don’t go suggesting you wear see-through skirts and tops willy-nilly! The new sheer is all about a balance—the sporty with the feminine, the sultry with the more boyish. But by employing the use of sheer insets (in strategic places!), you can rock this ethereal spring fashion trend in a real-world way. Let’s take a look:
Sheer panels and cutouts are a great way to rock the trend. With opaque fabric to keep the look less revealing, you can still have fun with fabrics of the more translucent variety. Go for something more casual and sporty, like this Alexander Wang sweatshirt, to balance out the delicate nature of the fabric.
Speaking of balancing, sheer hemlines are a great way to wear a shorter silhouette. Whether with a mini, like this Phillip Lim, a midi, or a maxi, use this detail in trim as a foray into a different style than you may typically be used to.
If you prefer a piece that is more completely sheer, match it with a thick bandeau underneath. Go for a boxier or oversize fit, like this from Calvin Klein, and embrace the new, less provocative trend in sheer this season.