Sheer doesn’t have to be all about seduction. The trend finds its softer side for day, with pastel fabrics and airy chiffons concealing as much as they reveal – Christopher Kane, Chloè and Erdem were daring yet demure. By night, the look goes back to black, but this black is transparent, layered over lingerie. From frothy tulle at Jason Wu to chiffon ruffles at Valentino, the subtle flash of flesh is everywhere.
Ladylike shapes – long sleeves, knee-length skirts – offset the overt sexiness of sheer fabrics.
The footwear of the season? Valentino’s Cinderella-style transparent slingbacks, with a dazzling, jewel-studded heel.
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Accessories can work this trend, too. Play hide-and-seek with sheer paneling.