We all know the sheer trend has been with us for some time now, but are we all on board with the sheer trend? And really how practical is it? I mean, one can not really wear a sheer shirt to the office or in the board room. The only way one can pull off a sheer shirt is by wearing something underneath it. But doesn’t it become a bit tiresome to always have to have a second top or camisole on hand to layer with a sheer shirt? And what about sheer skirts? I love how the sheer skirt is styled in this look, but we must admit, this is a very daring look and probably could not be worn in most situations. I can not begin tell you, how many lovely blouses and tops I have tried on, but ultimately did not end up purchasing because they were too sheer to wear. And, in so many cases, the tops had V necks or relatively deep necklines which would look rather ridiculous with a camisole under it. So, I am not really sure how I feel about this trend. On the one hand yes, it can be striking and fashion forward. But the majority of the time, to me, it just ends up not doable, and rather impractical. I hope retailers and designers wake up to this and make more opaque sheer looks. So you can rock the effect, without risking being arrested for indecent exposure.
This image is from the French street style photographer Nabile Quenum who runs the JPMV website. You must stop by his site and have a look around. You will find some of the most striking street style photography currently being published. And for me, Nabile Quenum is up there with another of my favorite street style photographers Adam Katz Sinding.