Wearing sheer has always been tricky, especially in light of summer fashion when clothes become less opaque and hemlines ride up. Instead of being publicly exposed, address the sheer situation once and for all by pinpointing the right underthings you need (think: pretty print camisoles to lacy chemises). Click through for all of our sheer solutions.
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1. For a Sheer Mini Dress
You need: A short slip Instead of the usual nude slips, give your underpinnings a modern twist with rich shades, neon accents and intricate lace. Don’t keep your pretty inner layer under wraps-pair it with plunging dress for a slight (but incredibly sexy) reveal. Elle MacPherson Intimates, $155; net-a-porter.com.
2. For a Sheer Maxi
You need: A slip (any length) The length doesn’t matter quite as much with maxi dresses. Match the long hemline with an equally long slip or show off your long legs with a mini one, instead. Apiece Apart, $265; largarconne.com.
3. For a Sheer Top
You need: A camisole Back in the day, we’re taught to match the inner cami with the top or pick a color closest to your skin tone. Break those old-fashioned rules. The new crop of tanks feature playful prints and bright colors. Have fun and let them peek through translucent tops. Stella McCartney, $58; stellamccartney.com.
4. For a Sheer Skirt
You need: A half-slip A lace trim nudges this typical nude half-slip into a romantic and ultra feminine territory. Wear it under form-fitting pencil skirts to prevent clinging fabrics and the dreaded visible panty line. For sheerer pieces, opt for darker hues. Mary Green, $52; journelle.com.