The Style Trend You Should Be Obsessing Over: Sheer, Without Slips

Salacious seems to be the theme pervading most of the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. Salacious and…sheer. I see Lily Donaldson walk the Topshop runway in an entirely sheer dress and it looks tasteful. Why, then, do I feel it would look exceedingly less tasteful on me? It’s a nice idea. It’s nice to suggest that I could comfortably wear this. I’m just not sure I could wear it with quite the same pizazz as Cara wore her sheer dress in the Topshop show.
Still, it must be said, the sheer dress sans slip has emerged and in countless stunning iterations for the Spring/Summer 2015 season.

Among the designers who pulled off this look are Marchesa, who made sheer, tiered gowns with incredible embroidery:


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Topshop with their sheer and sparkly numbers:

Rodarte sent models down the runway in sheer mermaid-style dresses:

Altuzarra sent them out in leather mesh fashioned into skirts and dresses:

William Okpo, with their see-through brightly-colored tops:

Ammerman Schlösberg‘s “Lolita Dress” this season frees the nipple:

Burberry Porsum used a ton of sheer fabric too — for their tops and pleated dresses and skirts:
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Erdem‘s low-cut gowns with leafy embellishments were made out of sheer fabric. They also showed lace dresses with lots of cut-outs:


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Toga incorporated a sheer plain fabric and a sheer metallic pleated fabric into their collection. Interspersed throughout were also sheer pants and sheer turtlenecks:


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Mary Katrantzou did sheer paneling and sheer dresses with intricate embroidery:

Sheer figured in Tom Ford‘s collection as well, albeit in more practical forms. Nipples remained incarcerated in his sheer dresses:
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Christopher Kane did a couple full-frontal sheer looks:
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Sibling‘s crochet dresses will let you show your panties:

Delpozo fashioned skirts out of regal shades of sheer silk, as well as dresses out of a stiffer, sheer, tulle-looking fabric:


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KTZ did their usual loud designs interspersed with sheer paneling, in addition to making dresses out of mesh:
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And Tommy Hilfiger made bohemian-looking sheer shirts and dresses decorated with stars:


So, how to wear an entirely sheer outfit and still look somewhat presentable? The less sexy the underwear, the better; go for a high-waisted underwear with full butt coverage, which American Apparel sells in a range of colors. For bras, you either want to go tube and choose something that blends in seamlessly with your skin. Or you want to go the complete opposite direction; think: thick, supportive training bras. And both of these can be found at American Apparel as well. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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