Spring Trend Alert: 10 Best Sheer Looks
Daytime takes on this season’s sheer trend.
Sheer details were all over the spring runways. The First Lady, Michelle Obama was recently spied sporting sheer sleeves and Natalie Portman wore a sheer shirt (tastefully covered), at a fashion show during New York Fashion Week. The only catch? Your boss doesn’t accept notes from Anna Wintour as an excuse to rock the transparent trend at the office. No matter—with a few tweaks and adherence to a few style rules, you can make the sheer look work for daytime without looking like you traded closets with Erin Brockovich.
1. ASOS Lace Insert Dress.
This sweet dress for day boasts a romantic sheer lace bodice and sleeves, which you can cover with a cashmere cardigan if you feel too exposed. Perfect for a lunch date or shopping with the girls. ($49.70, asos.com)
2. Newport News Sheer Lace Tee.
The V-neck tee offers just a hint of exposure with a sheer lace panel at the shoulders and back. Great with jeans, but you might want to pair it with a strapless bra to avoid any tell-tale straps ($24, Newport-news.com).
3. Ann Taylor Petite Silk Georgette Sheer Ruffle Blouse.
A romantic , sheer-sleeved blouse is ready to hit the office provided it’s paired with a sleek pencil skirt or work trousers to demonstrate that you mean business. We can picture the First Lady, Michelle Obama, in this ($88, anntaylor.com).
4. American Apparel Nylon Spandex Stretch Lace Diamond Grid Bodysuit.
If it’s good enough for Vena Cava, it’s good enough for us. The design duo slipped this sheer, geometric-print bodysuit underneath girly dresses for a hard-edged twist during their spring 2010 show. To score the look, wear this one-piece underneath a V-neck or button-down top or dress (feminine prints make for a cool contrast) in lieu of your standby cami. Save this one for daytime play, not the office ($36, americanapparel.net).