Ladies, have no doubts that ‘sheer’ is one of the hottest trends for the year. Whilst I love the airy feel and the subtle peek-a-boo of a translucent garment, I am well aware that it is not the easiest trend to pull off. Put your inhibitions aside and rock this trend like a diva with these helpful words of wisdom.
Start With A Sheer Blouse
The end of last year saw sheer dresses making waves across the globe and on runways, but starting out with a full-fledged smock might not be the best idea. Take baby steps into the world of sheer by snapping up some feminine blouses in a gauzy chiffon material. If you plan to rock the blouse at work, layer a solid coloured tank top below it for some modesty. If you are heading out to brunch with the girls, you can afford to be bolder with your style. Throw on a cute crop top below your blouse for a cheeky glimpse of your bikini body whilst retaining the demureness of a shirt.
Keep It Loose
The key trick to rocking the sheer trend is to focus on wearing floaty silhouettes that do not cling to your body. In fact, sheer garments that hug your figure are a big faux pas in my books. If you are planning to tuck your blouse into your high waisted jeans or midi skirt, pull the sides and the back of the shirt out over your waistband for some extra oomph. I am a huge fan of the super cool half-tuck as well.
Think About The Proportions
Since I suggested that the sheer silhouette should be baggy, the rest of your outfit should be fitted to balance out the proportions. Nobody wants to look like a shapeless potato sack, right? For example, you can pair a sheer chiffon blouse with a hip-hugging pencil skirt, or a flowing sheer maxi with a fitted crop top. In fact, this rule does not only apply to sporting the sheer trend but to every outfit you put together. Trust me when I say that proportions can make or break your look.
Play With Textures
Mixing fabrics and textures is a great way to style the sheer trend. Since most sheer fabrics are light and breezy, I like to pair them with stiff materials like tweed, denim and leather. To my mind, the combination of a gauzy fabric with a stiff one is the ultimate look for the modern day woman. For some extra pizzazz, explore other quirky textured accessories that will complement your sheer piece like a leather vest, faux fur scarf, fringed bolero or a chunky knit sweater, to name a few.
Above all, remember that you are dressing to look beautiful for no one but yourself. I hope you have an absolutely blast as you experiment with this stellar trend, girls!
Contributed by Archana Bansal
Archana, is a fashion blogger at FashionforRoyals. She likes to keep as chic as possible, and try very hard to bring fabulousness to everything she does. She is currently based in the UK, juggling responsibilities between being a corporate employee and a fashion blogger. As so many women do, she love shoes and shopping.