Trend How-To: Sheer

2012 has been the year of sheer, and the runways have been inundated with sexy and bold pieces that show off all sorts of assets. The sheer trend also has a strong celeb following with the likes of Naomie Harris and Kristen Stewart- with gowns have clearly made a revealing statement on the red carpet.

There are many ways to play with sheer. If you’re too shy to show off your mid-section opt for sheer sleeves or a sheer back. If you want to be prim and proper, play with semi-sheer pieces that have lots of texture. But if you’re daring enough, try wearing pieces that flaunt your killer pins or cleavage. The fun with sheer is that you can choose what you want to reveal and leave the rest to the imagination.

You can keep the trend simple like Miranda Kerr by teaming a sheer top with tailored pants for a sophisticated look; or make it romantic by wearing sheer with embroidery or lace. To vamp it up, pair your black sheer top or dress with your sexiest black bra and dark lips; and for a striking street look, experiment with contrasting underlays and mix up tones.

Check out our top picks below…

Left to Right: Camilla and Marc Potion Dress $740.00 at Camillaandmarc.com.auAlice McCall Silk Organza Tulip Sleeve Top $199.00 at alicemccall.comRiver Island Chelsea Girl Metallic Lace Maxi Skirt $51.00 at asos.comShakuhachi New Romantics Chiffon Tank $160.00 at theiconic.com.au, Fate Ny Resolution Dress $189.95 at theiconic.com

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30 Comments

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Saturday 6th April, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Not for me at all

  • Reply Cindizzle Monday 24th December, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Very helpful

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Thursday 20th December, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Not sure about Naomie’s dress, but I like the other dresses!

  • Reply mandystsai Sunday 16th December, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Very unique look

  • Reply Ian Saturday 15th December, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    it can look great but can go wrong very quickly

  • Reply detailed Friday 14th December, 2012 at 1:21 am

    I love sheer, but I can’t pull it off :/

  • Reply ragdollbaby Thursday 13th December, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Can be a nice look depending on the outfit

  • Reply vikki18 Thursday 13th December, 2012 at 8:36 am

    cool

  • bubsarella
    Reply bubsarella Thursday 13th December, 2012 at 7:04 am

    I just adore all those ‘sneaky sheer’ pieces – especially in the fab neon hues that are making a big appearance this summer. Unfortunately though, my big boobys make it very difficult for me to rock that trend 🙁

  • bubsarella
    Reply bubsarella Thursday 13th December, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I just adore those ‘sneaky sheer’ pieces – especially in all the gorgeous neon hues that are making a big appearance this summer …Unfortunately though, my big boobys make it very difficult for me to rock that fab t

  • Reply dj23249 Thursday 13th December, 2012 at 3:59 am

    Wow, very eye catching, looks spectacular but I could never pull it off

  • Reply yslyenom Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I love the Fate Ny Resolution Dress

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    great tips!

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Tastefully done looks great.

  • Reply Claireo Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I love the sheer!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    The sheer look is so popular right now

  • Reply AmberB Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    When done right, sheer looks fantastic

  • Trish_D
    Reply Trish_D Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    That is sheer as it should be worn!

  • Reply SuperStylish Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Interesting look!

  • Reply ichigolove01 Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I don’t like her dress but somehow she pulls it off quite well. You’d need a rocking bod to pull such a daring dress off

  • Reply jenniqua Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    I think this looks really good on her.

  • Reply Jane Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    It looks good depending on the garment. Not a fan of Naomie’s dress – but she is beautiful.

  • Reply vikki18 Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    amazing!

  • Reply foxoduck Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Just looks wrong to me 🙁

  • Reply T1NA Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    nice

  • Reply amanda6393 Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Love the sheer look when it’s done right!

  • Reply Whatthe Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Yep it’s a tricky one.

  • Reply BellaB Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 10:38 am

    this can look really good, or really tacky and cheap. A lot of people get it wrong!

  • Reply Tashie Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Love the 5th demask dress!!

  • Reply fifi73 Wednesday 12th December, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Hmm it’s not really a look I can pull off at my age, but years back I could and did….. 😉

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