Peek-a-boo, see-through clothing is all the rage. See why.
There is something about wearing a sheer piece of clothing. The sexy game of peek-a-boo between skin and fabric can make for an exciting outfit. This past spring, sheer, second-skin tops burned up Instagram feeds as influencers like Leonie Hanne, Maria Bernad, and Danielle Bernstein flaunted various fabulous outfits with the new hot item that made it a must-have staple for the Spring/Summer 2021 season.
Like many trends that were all the rage in the late ’90s and early 2000s, sheer tops became the iconic staple piece for many collections. In 1995, designer Jean Paul Gaultier shook the fashion world with second-skin shirts made out of classical paintings like The Birth of Venus. However, I will say we have come a long way from pencil-thin eyebrows and hip rider jeans, and today’s LUXYMOM® wears sheer in a different way.
Dress Your Sheer Clothing Up or Down
When you think of sheer material, you might be tempted to throw it only in the more formal category. However, you can dress up super casual outfits to add that little extra pop of class.
You can also go two ways with your shoes here as well: throw on a pair of super cute sliders with a little embellishment or a pair of strappy sandals.
Peek-a-boo sheer outfit
I don’t know about you, but I love layering materials and adding a little mystique to my outfits. One of my favorite ensembles to put together is a power suit with a sheer top underneath. To me, it says, “I am a woman; hear me roar!” I take a white power suit, with an elegant sheer silk blouse that I can wear with or without my jacket. I will put black lace or silk bustier underneath the blouse for coverage. I can easily wear my jacket buttoned, unbuttoned, or on or off.
Buttoned Up, Darling
Listen, every woman needs an open-air sheer white or black button-down. These flowy tops are so versatile and comfortable. You can use this for a casual day at the beach or pair it with a fabulous pair of trousers for a true boss lady look. This button-down is an absolute must for your wardrobe. With a relaxed fit and dropped shoulders, it sits on your frame beautifully without looking sloppy if you were to leave the blouse untucked.
On Your Tootsies
Ok, now I realize I may lose some of you here, but let’s live dangerously for a second. Ready? Sheer socks. Yes, that’s correct. One of the hottest trends is wearing sheer socks with pumps. But, I am not talking about regular socks that are just made out of sheer material. No, my friends- we are talking about full-on, True Blue, Madonna-would-be-proud moments. Observe. Think of it as another layer of accessorizing, by adding different textures and focal points to an outfit.
Give it a Try
The next time you have an outfit you want to re-invent (we all have a few go-to looks), try switching some sheer pieces and getting creative! Please show us your re-invented outfits; we may feature you in our stories!