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SS18 Trend Spotlight: Sheer Luxe

 IMAGE: ZARA

IMAGE: ZARA

This season it’s not what you show, but what you almost show as we prepare to decently expose while still leaving a little to the imagination. Sheer panels, top-to-toe tulle and gauze offer a glimpse of what lies beneath from day to evening but it’s not about flashing all the flesh as designers offered up more demure options with considered layering of sheer fabrics and full coverage underwear solutions.

 IMAGE: MASSIMO DUTTI

IMAGE: MASSIMO DUTTI

Look to Joseph, Victoria Beckham and Emporio Armani for subtle sorbet toned styles to introduce a touch of sheer luxe to your tailoring.

Meanwhile at Burberry and Simone Rocha macs and blazers get a transparent update this season proving you can keep your underwear to yourself while still rocking this trend.

If the idea of sheer clothing still doesn’t appeal, introduce the see-through vibe into your accessories (or rain mac!) because the trend for all things transparent ties in neatly with the Plastic Fantastic trend. Maison Margiela and Giorgio Armani included clear heels in their collections and at Chanel the see-through rain boot made a splash on the runway.

Style Tip: Try a sheer cami or body under a buttoned-up blazer with jeans for an evening look that’s the right side of revealing. Be sure to invest in underwear that’s fit to be seen through sheer details in your outfit.

 IMAGE: TOPSHOP

IMAGE: TOPSHOP