Nina Ricci Spring 2012
Its a new year and a new season but designers still aren’t ready to let this “bare it all” fashion trend go. The sheer look is back and in all different shades. But before you get ready to go couture I have a few tips so that your couture doesn’t turn into naked.
In this brilliant example from Bebe’s 2012 spring collection, these two pieces use a bold, solid fabric underneath a sheer one. This technique gives off a sexy peek, just below the hem of the fabric underneath, all the while keeping things modest. This also works with a sheer on top of another sheer.
I call this rule: nude under sheer. When deciding to wear a black or white sheer top like this one from Jason Wu‘s spring 2012 collection, putting a black or white camisole under it may take away from the design. Instead of going for the same color, go for a nude camisole like this one from Forever21.com.
Finally, this Chanel dress from the Spring 2012 Collection emphasizes the “high-low” rule. A shorter solid bottom over a longer sheer bottom makes this perfect for any party without showing too much skin.
Chanel Spring 2012 Valentino Spring 2012 Betsey Johnson Spring 2012
This stunning outfit comes from the runway of Oscar de la Renta. This spring, they really outdid themselves with this bold+sheer combination.
Remember, the trend is SHEER, not CLEAR.