Sheer bliss

Thanks to the Fall and Spring runways, not to mention street style, sheer fabrics are having a moment. Sheer usually means it is practically see-through, intimating that you are going to need to wear something underneath. This trend popped up during Fashion Week in Paris at a number of collections such as Givenchy, Stella McCartney, and Chanel, and moved across the pond to New York just in time for spring. And in a New York minute, even if it’s not so transparent, sheer will be on our minds yet again.

A few tips here: I wore a pair of black shorts under my pants so my undergarments were invisible and wouldn’t cause a scene. BTW, what would happen in the streets of New York if I didn’t wear the shorts? Probably nothing. But don’t make like Lady-Gaga and prove me wrong. Layer, layer, layer. The rules are the same for sheer shirts and tops.

Now this isn’t a traffic stopping outfit or anything like that. Just a “how can I dodge thousands of strangers whilst smiling and showing you how-to-wear-sheer printed pants with a striped shirt” post.



Fashion Credits: Cut 25 military vest. Get a similar one from Zadig and Voltaire , J.Crew striped top, Zara sheer pants, Romy Gold Jake studded clutch, Betsy Johnson oversized sunnies. Photo by Michael Crook.

Sheer can be worn for fall as well with patent leather belt or velvet to add a fetish-y spin to the look. Even Stella McCartney challenged the look by adding a sheer skirt over sheer pants. Did you forget about my sound advise about the bandeau?? Click here if you did. 

Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Stella McCartney

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Below are some other off the runway pics that might inspire you to try the look. Featured by Chanel, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, and The Row, you can give it a whirl too. Its time to show some skin folks. Will you, will you? I need to know.

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