A semi-sheer top can go with just about anything, from a crisp pair of tailored white shorts or a pair of bright colored cigarette pants. Or, get creative with your look by pairing it with something unexpected; try layering a boxy cropped sheer top over a basic tank dress, a button down loosely tucked into a high waist band skirt, or a tribal printed one under a light weight linen blazer, accessorized with chunky jewelry.
Sheer Maxi Skirts
This trend can also be utilized for evening-wear, and it’s already showing up on the couture runways, as well as the red carpet. Plenty of celebrities, including Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Greene, Blake Lively, and Diane Kruger have donned this look for movie premieres, but it’s Transformers star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley who really got it right with the Gucci get-up she wore to the Russian premiere of her movie. The model turned actress layered a sheer black maxi over black boy-cut hot shorts and paired it with a mustard colored floral asymmetrical top -- too cute! Consider this type of unconventional styling for prom, where the key is to pair the skirt with a dressy going-out shell or halter. Alternatively, try matching a sheer lace maxi over a body suit -- sophisticated and statement making!
Since this look is a bit more basic than some of the others, it’s ok to have fun with accessories. Add a belt or tie to define the waist, or offset the look with a statement necklace. The most important thing to keep in mind when planning an outfit around a sheer maxi dress is the shoe. The wrong shoe can look too clunky underneath, so save the peep toes and slingbacks for fall and opt for a barely there strappy sandal, like a nude wedge, instead.