This guide will show you anyone can wear sheer tops. The key is in the styling.
Throughout history, sheer tops have always been a staple in fashion. The reason why they never go out of style is because they manage to be both sexy and delicate at the same time. The fabric is see-through, so people can see your body when you’re wearing one, but they can’t actually see everything. That’s why it’s sexy. There’s more suggestion and playful teasing than an explicit display of the body.
This short guide will help you get a better idea of all the ways you can wear a sheer top and slay it.
1. Crop Top
A crop top’s length will always make it look casual, but the transparency of the sheer fabric adds a more sophisticated touch. It’s definitely miles away from that that crop top t-shirt we wear with shorts or jeans to buy groceries. Style it with a strong makeup look and some cute shoes, and you’re ready to go.
2. Long Top
A sheer long top works like a kind of tunic. On the shorter side, it can go as far as your thighs. The longer ones will go all the way down to your ankles, creating a look that will definitely make you stand out. These work particularly well with shorts and skirts.
Long-sleeved sheer tops are a bit harder to pull off, but when you find the right one, it’s so worth it. Whether it’s flowy and romantic, or it’s form-fiting, a long-sleeved sheer top is exactly what makes sheer sexy: you’re completely covered, but you’re still showing a hint of skin.
4. With a Bralette
It’s no secret that sheer tops are the best way to show off that bralette you’re obsessed with. It’s like they were made for each other: the sheer top will show what you’re wearing underneath it, and the bralette is designed to be under your clothes, but it’s so pretty you don’t want to hide it. Depending on where you’re going, you can choose a bralette of the same color as the top, or you can go with another color that will create a beautiful contrast.
5. With A Tank Top
It works like a bralette, but it’s perfect for when you don’t want to show that much skin. They usually work better when they’re the same color as the top, but don’t be afraid to experiment.
6. With a Blazer
Another match made in heaven: sheer tops and blazers. This combination works so well because the sheerness of the top adds a delicate and romantic touch to the blazer’s rigidity. Make sure you don’t over-style it, though; the combination of a sheer top and a blazer is a great look already.
7. Embroidered or Patterned
Sheer tops with embroidery or patterns are another great look. They take the minimalist simplicity of the sheer fabric and add details like dots or flowers, turning the top into a work of art. These details tend to look a bit dressier, so feel free to dress up the top and wear it out on a Friday night.
8. With Jeans
Jeans are so comfortable and easy to wear, we want to wear them all the time, but sometimes their “everydayness” can make it difficult to wear them to some places. Sheer tops will solve this problem because they make the jeans look more sophisticated. The key is in the styling.
9. For Work
It’s not always easy to find clothes that we can wear to work and that we feel cute in. Sheer tops are a great option because they usually look elegant, but they’re still super comfortable. Just avoid showing too much skin: try to find tops that show off your arms and shoulders, or maybe some of your back.
10. For going out
For that Saturday night out with the girls or the boo, go all out with your sheer look. Metallic details look great on sheer tops, so go ahead and experiment with chunky, statement necklaces or big earrings. A nice, sparkly handbag will also do the trick.
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