Why We’re Loving Sheer Tops
(and how to wear them!)

Sheer tops are a current trend in women’s fashion that’s here to stay.  What’s more, the days of being reserved for parties and eveningwear are long gone.  Today’s sheer blouse styles are appropriate from everything to casual wear to the office.   The broad range of options includes everything from classic chiffon, to lightweight cotton and even lace.  The beauty of a sheer blouse is that it can be a classic or even a conservative cut, but the sheerness adds a more feminine design element.  But the eternal question remains: what to wear underneath?  Wear too little and run the risk of looking tacky, wear too much and lose the beautiful aesthetic of the shirt. Here’s four ways to wear a sheer blouse and nail it every time:

1. Buttoned Up

Buttoned Up Sheer Blouse Miranda Kerr

Victoria’s Secret model and fashion icon Miranda Kerr is often spotted in sheer tops, and one of her favorite ways to wear them is buttoned up to the collar.  Her preferred look is a classic menswear-inspired cut in a fun, printed fabric, layered over a delicate cami or bralette.  This look is best paired with an understated bottom like dark denim or black skinnies, keeping all the focus where it should be – on the shirt.

Get the Look:

Long Sleeve Sheer TopWireless Lace BraletteLong Sleeve Sheer TopBlack Ponte Pants Jeggings

2. Peekaboo Cami

Peekaboo Cami Celeb Street Style

One of the most obvious ways to style a sheer top is to go with the classic white or ivory version layered over a lacy undergarment, for a sexy peekaboo effect.  This look is extremely versatile and can be paired with everything from tailored pants, to a skinny pencil skirt, to casual denim.  With this look, you can never really go wrong.  And if you’re feeling more daring, wear a colored bandeau or bra instead of a neutral tone for an extra pop of color.

Get the Look:

Button Tab Silky BlouseLace Bandeau WhiteLong Sleeve Crochet Chiffon Top Spaghetti Strap Lace Camisole

3. Evening Elegance

Evening Elegance Celeb Street Style

For evening looks, look for a sheer top that has an interesting design element.  This can be a design in the fabric itself, or in the cut of the blouse, like a dramatic peplum.  And if you ever want to show a little more skin, an evening look is definitely the time to do it.  For a cocktail-party appropriate look, finding the perfect sexy and yet elegant undergarment to wear under your sheer blouse is as important as the blouse itself.

Get the Look:

Lace Bandeau black Long Sleeve Crochet Chiffon Top Black Lace Bralette Black Black Lace Cami

4. Quirky Chic

Floral Quirky Chic Street Style

And last but not least, have fun with it!  Sheer tops don’t need to be reserved for the traditional “sexy” or “evening” looks they were associated with in the past.  Contemporary options come in a plethora of fabrics, prints, and styles, so be creative and don’t be afraid to experiment.  Try prints, lace styles, and interesting designs like this simple chiffon blouse with a flirty bow on the back.

Get the Look:

Sheer Embroidered Short Sleeve Top Long Sleeve Chiffon Bow TopResin Crystal Flower Statement NecklaceBow Back Short Sleeve Blouse







Stay chic – xo

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