Fashion Trend For Spring Summer 2014: SHEER


Sheer is totally on trend for spring and summer this year, and it’s an easy way to make a statement.  The often recurring trend popped back during fall, and it’s sticking around for spring, as well. From subtle inserts and see-through sleeves to large panels and entire dresses, tops, pants and skirts made sheer, from the runways to your favourite celebrities, sheer details are everywhere! 

Personally, I am having a total trend love with anything and everything sheer. It’s the perfect way to highlight your best features, camouflage your least favourite areas, and create a totally fashionable look.   Show a little skin with peekaboo panels and translucent fabrics.

Want to show some skin but still stay covered up? Then it’s time to get trendy with sheer details. Going sheer can give your outfit plenty of bold sex appeal – and make sure your look is totally unforgettable.  

Sheer looks light and airy – and not at all scandalous, when it’s worn as a layering piece. I love a printed top over a tank that offers just a hint of see-through, or a cami under a chiffon blouse for a look that works at the office or on the weekend. And, for a great Boho vibe, a sheer cardigan adds style to your basic T-shirt or tank top.

Use sheer clothing to add texture to a monochromatic outfit.  Wearing one colour head-to-toe helps all the elements blend together so the sheerness of any one piece is less noticeable.

Use embellishments to make sheer fabrics feel less naked.  Embellishments create visual interest, which tricks the eye and gives the illusion of greater coverage.

Make crop tops more forgiving by layering them under something sheer.  A little sheer mesh or lace is great if you want to indulge in the crop-top trend, but don't feel like going for the full-on belly bare.

When you just want to show a hint of skin, a sheer panel or insert will do the trick. Look for a sheer sleeve, neckline detail or stripe across the bottom of a skirt or dress to be stylish and demure.  Sheer panels can make a basic pair of black pants a lot more stylish and fun. With a crisp button down and a simple pair of heels, it's yet another way to make sheer work at the office. 

Prints make sheer fabrics seem less transparent. The busier the print the harder it is to see through, so you don't have to think so much about what you're wearing underneath.

De-emphasize sheer fabrics through bold colour-blocking. Bright colours always attract the most attention, even when your bra is visible through your shirt.

Choose pieces with sheer panels that won't expose your underwear. If strapless bras aren't an option for you, choose something nude with a simple strap and then look for sheer fabrics with a little texture or print to obscure the straps underneath.  

The ultimate way to rock the sheer trend is to wear a dress with sheer cut outs. An evening dress with sheer panels can look great. Cut outs at the sides, around the neckline, or midriff can add both modesty and tons of sexiness.

So now you have it: complete guidelines to wear sheer for every occasion! Be it a glamorous night out or a laid back lunch, this versatile trend can be incorporated into every possible look you can think of, sheer genius!

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