To sheer or not to sheer? The sheer top trend has been in full swing for a number of seasons now. And in the warmer months it sometimes seems that is all that is available. I am not sure how I feel about this trend. On the one hand it can certainly be a fun trend, but on the other hand it is not all that practical. I for one, would not wear a sheer shirt to the office, (at least not by itself) and it would not be allowed even if I wanted to. I have seen plenty of women cavorting around NYC in sheer shirts wearing nothing but a bra (and pants or skirt of course), maybe it is just me, but I find this a wee bit tacky, and I think this type of look should be relegated to the beach or clubbing. If I were to wear a super sheer top I would wear a cami under it. Although, sometimes the shirts can have a v cut neckline, or be too low cut for the average cami, which means you would have to search out a low cut cami in addition to keeping a selection of scooped necked camis on hand. This can get annoying—not being able to just wear the shirt as is, but it will allow you to engage in this trend and still feel sophisticated, IE: not tacky.
But there are other options too. You can do a large lace pattern (top image) like this shirt from Pixie Market. It is no longer available, but do stop by this retailer for sure, they have the cutest most unique items at affordable prices. And you can certainly see the models bra, but with the oversized lace it does not look to bad. Or you can do sheer panels like this hot pants jump suite from Willow, or a sheer shirt that is more on the opaque side like this navy one from Sheinside, or this white one from Zara, which is just perfect with a gold metallic mini skirt. I love how this was styled. And finally you can pull out all the stops and do a sheer sequined top like this one over at Urban Outfitters, but ladies leave this for after work. I also pulled together a few more sheer tops to tickle your fancy, see below. So, are you on board with this trend? Would you, or do you wear sheer shirts? DYDI?