How to Wear Sheer
Sheers are one of the fashion staples used in shoes, bags, shirts, skirts, etc. Although they don’t go out of style, not everyone is comfortable being risqué wearing them. When worn correctly, they can turn a woman into a stylish one.
5-Minute Crafts prepared this guide to show you how to style sheers with different clothes and nail it without a faux pas.
What sheer fabric is
Sheer is a thin, lightweight, fragile, delicate see-through fabric that can be silk, cotton, polyester, rayon, or nylon. It can be transparent or translucent, and there is a slight difference between these two. While transparent materials are entirely see-through, translucent ones are partially clear and prevent full visibility. Unlike opaque materials, the sheer fabric doesn’t conceal the body or protect it against the cold. Using chiffon and organza fabric, you can create translucent dresses, skirts, blouses, jumpsuits, and tunics to wear in summer.
1. How to wear all-sheer
Sheer dresses are bold statement pieces you can combine with lingerie, slips, beachwear, and pareos that highlight your naturally forming body lines. You can wear them in all seasons.
- Ensure that it’s proportional to your body frame for an elegant look. It’s essential to distribute attention to the whole body rather than focusing on a single point in transparent dresses. Avoiding tight or body-hugging pieces may help you achieve a nailed look.
- Wear the right underwear. It’s significant to feel comfortable and confident in high-waisted panties and bodysuits. Selecting see-through lingerie could be tricky at times; however, you can opt for a solid or a bright or contrast-colored sports or embroidered bra; a black triangle bra, cami, or a bandeau top is suitable for an edgier look. You can also pair it with boxer shorts.
2. How to wear sheer tops or bottoms
- Wear your sheer tops with a contrast-colored bra, bralette, bandeau, or a camisole, which is one of the conventional ways. It’s better to know your comfort zones; for instance, you can wear a pocketed one to hide some of your parts.
- Choose an opaque crop top underneath your see-through top for a casual look. Ensure it’s in neutral colors like black, nudes, or color-matching piece. You can also opt for a bralette and pop on a blazer or a jacket on top if you want to show a bit of skin without exposing much.
- Know the difference between a camisole (cami) with spaghetti-like straps and a tank top that provides more coverage over the bra straps. With the latter being more office-friendly, you can combine your outfit with trousers or a form-fitting skirt to wear the latter is an office-friendly approach.
- Wear your floral sheer with a black bra to make the floral design stand out. You can stylize it with a pair of leggings or trousers in black. You can nail your look with shiny leather ballerinas or boots.
- Try a sheer blouse in black and white. You can also try prints for full coverage. You don’t just have to stick to sheer blouses in solid colors; a patterned polka dot sheer blouse or sheer stripes can add a different perspective to an outfit.
- Combine with high-waisted pants or skirts if you aren’t comfortable showing your stomach. A sheer chiffon blouse will no wonder make you look beautiful when combined with an opaque skirt or pants.
3. How to layer sheers
Layers of lightweight silk will add an important note to your look. They go well with a cropped top, an oversized T-shirt, ripped jeans, and a long sleeve dress. It is also good to layer an article of sheer clothing with a shirt dress.
- Pair with denim, a pencil skirt, or ankle-length trousers. You can also try a solid, black triangle bra, cami, or a bandeau top under your sheer top for an edgier look, and nail your look with a skinny pair of jeans.
- Choose embroidered or perforated designs if you don’t want to accessorize your outfit. You can wear a patterned polka dot sheer blouse, for example. This way, you can have better opacity. Even if you use several layers of sheer printed fabric, you will still have a similar effect.
- Shield the exposed areas with smart layers. You can wear sheers under a blazer or a jacket without exposing yourself. A blazer will give you coverage as well as a formal look.
4. Opt for sheer panels from time to time
You can add some sheer insets into your garment for a peekaboo effect. Sometimes, dare to consider translucent panels, bands, sleeves, shoulders, trims, etc. if you want to add a little bit of interest to your outfits.