The see-through clothing trend has taken a fresh and exciting twist this year. It's less about baring it all and more about blending see-through elements into everyday outfits.
We show you how to do this with style, adding sheer tops to simple, chic outfits.
Finding Your Sheer Style
So, how can you add a touch of sheer to your wardrobe? Spring 2023 offers a range of translucent options that will add a unique twist to your style.
Embracing the sheer trend doesn't mean you must give up your favourites. Your basic wardrobe staples can be the key to nailing this look.
Try layering a sheer blouse over your trusty white tank top for a relaxed yet trendy outfit. You'll still have your go-to comfort, but the sheer overlay adds a fresh, stylish twist.
Also, remember that sheer isn't just about white or neutral shades. To brighten your ensemble, get creative with spring's hot colours, like sunny yellow or vibrant green. Sheer fabric in these lively shades can bring a playful splash of colour to your outfit without being overwhelming.
Styling Sheer Dresses
There's an excellent way to wear sheer dresses while keeping your style modest and classy. A clever trick is wearing biker shorts and a coordinating top underneath your sheer dress.
This combination keeps you comfortable and allows the sheer fabric to add an elegant, airy feel to your look.
Lace trousers are an exquisite way to introduce a touch of sheer elegance into your wardrobe. They provide a delicate balance between style and modesty, blending the charm of lace with the summery practicality of trousers.
Whether paired with a simple top for a casual look or styled with a matching lace blouse for a head-to-toe romantic ensemble, lace trousers will elevate your sheer style game.
See how easy it is to sew your own lace pants:
If you're ready to take the leap and start crafting sheer masterpieces, you'll want to choose suitable fabrics and accessories.
Regarding sheer fabric, options like tulle, organza, organza silk, chiffon, and lace are ideal. Tulle is a lightweight, very fine netting that drapes well, perfect for airy, summery styles. Organza, with its crisp and sheer texture, lends a touch of elegance and sophistication to your creations. Lace adds a romantic and feminine appeal to your designs.
For the finishing touches, choose accessories that complement the sheer aesthetic. Opt for double-sided French seams and subtle and delicate trims and ribbons that don't overpower the transparency of the fabric. Add some sparkle with tiny sequins or beads. if you're feeling adventurous.
Use a small needle for delicate sheer fabrics
The correct needle size is also crucial as delicate fabrics such as organza, chiffon, and tulle require smaller needles (9/65 or 10/70) to avoid creating visible holes.
You make the rules
Remember, when it comes to sheer, there are no rules – only endless possibilities.