Sheer Madness

 In Feature, Style

Seen everywhere, from top runways to stars on the stret, transparent pieces are clearly on-trend.


Some trends are simple to sample (throw on a poppy-printed blouse, and you’ve got florals covered). But others call for a bit of strategy. Take the season’s sheer look, motivated by Givenchy’s light-as-air maxis and Versace’s plastic panels. While shopping gauzy separates may seem a foolproof plan, working the pieces without baring too much can prove a conundrum—depending on your comfort zone. Free spirits can count on easy-to-come-by bustiers and bloomers to complete their of-the-moment ensembles, but there will inevitably be a more complicated method to the conservative set’s sheer madness. Strategically placing outer layers and/or double-sided tape is bound to become routine—that is, until they realize skin is less complicated to sport and forfeit modesty in favor of a truly breezy summer.



Bigalli Hat at Levine Hat Company

Bigalli Hat: available at Levine Hat Company, downtown, 314.231.3359


Collective Concepts Blouse and Mustard Seed Vest at Paperdolls, Kirkwood

Nila Anthony Handbag: available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.


Free People shorts

Free People Shorts: available at Alixandra Collections, Ladue, 314.997.2360


Nila Anthony handbag

Nila Anthony Handbag: available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.


House of Harlow Ring

House of Harlow Ring: available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.


Wild Pair Platforms from

Wild Pair Platforms: available at


Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie with similar look


Photo credit: Photos by Carmen Troesser; Wild Pair photo courtesy of Bakers Shoes

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