Sheer dresses are one of the most stylish ways to stay cool and look hot. However, they can be notoriously difficult to wear well, since their translucent nature means people are trending a thin line between sexy and way too risque.
Still, learning to stay on the stylish and sophisticated side of this line is worth it. Sheer dresses are everywhere this season, from runways to red carpets to cafes and clubs. They look amazing on anybody, with any body and come in an attractive range of styles and cuts. All you have to do is try one on for size.
This is a great look for gals with gorgeous gams. Opt for a crochet dress with a solid lining top, and sheer bottom. This super sexy look boasts beautiful balance, so you’re showing a lot, but not everything.
Where to wear this dress: A sheer bottom dress is perfect for a place where style reigns supreme, like a gala or gallery opening, or a red carpet event.
A nude lining under sheer fabric is a stunning way to showcase a sexy nude look, without actually being nude. When this design is used on the top part of a dress, it’s even more remarkable since it looks like people may get a peek at something risque, but they don’t. It’s the illusion of raciness, without actually crossing the boundary into the purely bawdy.
Where to wear this dress: You can wear this dress to a wedding (even yours!), the theatre or symphony, a ball, cocktail party or red carpet event.
Sheer All Over
Not all sheer material is created equal. Some is much more sheer than others, and different colors show sheerness to different degrees. If you are planning to go sheer all over, nude is one of the best options. (Of course, the exact nude colour will depend on your skin tone.) This is because it will be hard to tell where you skin ends and the sheer begins, which is not only sexy, but it can also be super slimming.
To add some visual interest to this dress, use blinged out accessories or select a dress with sequin embellishment.
Where to wear this dress: This dress was made to wear under sparkling lights, so is best for evening events. Just keep in mind that unless you are the bride, you should steer clear of wearing nudes (or whites) to a wedding.
Whatever dress style you decide to wear, always try to buy sheer designer dresses. The reason is simple: sheer fabric is delicate, so you’ll want to ensure what you are buying is made with the best quality materials and an attention to detail. This will ensure it lasts beyond a couple of wears and that you enjoy rocking your sheer dress on countless occasions, for years to come.