From JLaw to Pippa: The Latest Red Carpet Trend Is Sheer (Genius)
Covering up completely on the red carpet runs the risk of looking too conservative, but flashing skin poses its obvious risqué set of problems. What's a celebrity to do? Sheer gowns tastefully walk the line between sexy and reserved, revealing skin while remaining fully clothed. While the sheer concept is nothing new, we have noticed a recent surge of stars opting for the transparent cloth over its opaque counterpart. We really took note of the trend when Jennifer Lawrence made headlines hitting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in a sheer gray knit Christian Dior Couture gown. Then, in true Country Music Awards spirit, Carrie Underwood glammed it up in a sheer Ralph & Russo Couture number dotted with all-over crystal embellishments. More recently, Pippa Middleton embraced—and perfected—the effect to a (royal) tee. And as a relative to royalty, Middleton did her due diligence, keeping her look sophisticated and utterly refined by wearing a nude slip underneath to prevent accidental slip-ups. From overtly see-through to subtly transparent, it's clear that sheer is in.