How To Wear Sheer Tops

Written by Pratima Ati

A big shoutout to all the designers who made sheer wearable and showed us how it’s done. Sheer tops are yet another reason summers are exciting. They might seem like a rather deliberate statement for some of us, but just like everything else, you need to know your way around them; and they also take a little getting-used-to. While some of us think that flaunting a sheer top is a great idea and a bold style statement, we just don’t know how to pull it off. If you have been wondering how to wear sheer tops, just hang in there, we are going to sort this out for you once and for all.

What To Wear Under A Sheer Top?

Before we get into styling tips or ideas on how to wear sheer tops, let’s answer the first question most of us have – what do we wear under a sheer top or a lace dress? I’m sure this bothers you as well, and that’s (probably) why you have been avoiding wearing it. It all starts with how much sheer are you willing to go. But, remember, you need to wear decent (read: good) lingerie inside. Choose neutral colors like black or nudes, or the color of the top. If you want to make it look like an outline, wear a camisole or a pretty looking waist length lingerie underneath. Bandeau bras and bralettes are other interesting choices. So, get to know your comfort zone, and dress accordingly.

Best Sheer Top Outfit Ideas

1. Kylie Jenner Mesh Top

Nobody does the sheer and illusion as good as the Kardashian clan does. And, the youngest of them has been giving us high fashion goals for quite some time now. So, here’s a look you can easily replicate. Wear a bandeau, a strapless bra or a camisole with it and pair it with a skinny pair of jeans.

2. Kendall Jenner Sheer Dress

We cannot talk about one sister and not mention the other, considering the gigantic style icon she is, practically setting the runways on fire. If you have a dress in mind, go right ahead and take the lead from our very own Kendall.

3. Floral Long Sleeves Sheer Top

For the love of florals, and now sheer, let’s bring them both together. Choose a black bra to make the floral design stand out, and go for a pair of leggings or trousers in black. Choose shiny leather ballerinas or boots for good measure.

4. Long Side Slit T-Shirt Tops

If a crazy idea like ‘wearing sheer in winter’ has crossed your mind, let’s address that too, but while at it, tread cautiously. Pick one of these long T-shirt tops that come with a side slit and pair it with fleece leggings and boots. Throw on an oversized coat while you are outdoors, and shed it when you are not – you’ve got yourself a deal.

5. Off-Shoulder Style Sheer Dress

An off-shoulder style sheer dress that doubles up as a bikini cover-up and a party dress – whichever pleases you. Go with the color of the dress for the inners or go completely contrast. MAJOR WOW!

6. Polka Dots Sheer Blouse

If you think sheer is too out there for your taste and it’s something you can never sport, here’s something that might change your mind. Wear a regular tank top and finish it with a shirt like this – it’s stylish and gives you coverage without taking away the sheer element. Polka dots add definition like nothing ever does.

7. Mesh Bodysuit

Bodysuits have arrived and taken over the clothing lines, and I’m not surprised because they fit you like a glove. Mesh style bodysuits are entirely in fashion and look great when paired with a pencil skirt, leather pants or skinny jeans.

8. White Lace Top And Jeans

I know most plus size women shy away from wearing something that is see-through or relatively shows off more skin than your regular dresses. But, do not miss out on this style because of some old school notions. If you do not want to go completely sheer, try the ones that come in lace fabric.

9. Camo Style Sheer Stop

For the love of camo prints, and how we can never get enough of these, we are just grateful and teary-eyed that someone was thoughtful enough to make this for us.

10. Pink Collar Style Sheer Top

Everything looks great in pink, so if that’s your favorite color, go for it. Also, the collar style tops are translucent and not completely sheer, so if that makes you more comfortable, look no further.

11. Long Sheer Dress

Long sheer dresses have reached the rack from the runways almost immediately. They are effortless, chic, and lift your style in no time. Go with a shorter satin lining dress as the inner to amp up the look.

12. Frosted Sheer Top

The frosted style sheer top is another hot favorite in this segment. It looks great for a lunch date or dinner – and you can’t go wrong with this. Tuck it in your jeans, and finish the look with ankle length boots, big loops, and a body bag.

13. Crop Top Style Sheer Top

And, of course, no variant is complete without a crop top style because that’s how much we love them, don’t we?

14. Sheer Top With Blazer

Isn’t it an incredible idea? A blazer will not only give you coverage but will also give you a more formal look. You can wear it with a pencil skirt or ankle length trousers – both of which are sartorially approved.

15. Sheer Top With Suspenders

If we want to find excuses, we will always have one, but if we look for ways to combat the issues, we will have them too. And that’s why fashion seems to be evolving with every passing day. Wear a sheer top with suspenders and complete the look with white converse shoes.

It’s always best to do a dry run of your outfit at home if you plan to wear a sheer top and check how it looks and if anything needs to be fixed just to avoid any wardrobe malfunction. Have you tried this yet? What is your most favorite look? Let us know how your first time went by dropping in a text in the comments section below.

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