Sheer genius

See-through socks, sweaters, and more

Seen on the spring runways at Prabal Gurung, Sally LaPointe, and Miu Miu, sheer pieces are here to stay, and the trend is more versatile than you’d expect. If you’re wary of going too see-through, try out a pair of translucent socks or a sports bra with sheer details, advises New York City-based stylist Ashley Kiely. If you’re up for wearing sheer tops and bottoms, “invest in structured silhouettes in a mostly-neutral color palette to keep your sheer endeavors fun, but elevated.” Ahead, 8 pieces to consider.

jil sander abstract-pattern mixed-knit sweater

Switch up your winter sweaters with this oversized pullover, which features a subtle sheer panel. “Layer it over a button-down shirt and pair it with structured trousers for a work-to-drinks look,” Kiely advises.
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miu miu pailette sheer midi pencil skirt

This skirt checks all of the boxes when it comes to glam evening attire. To wear it during the day, Kiely recommends styling it over a fitted sheath dress or skinny black trousers, which will make your outfit more casual.
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gucci ribbon-tie sheer chantilly-lace blouse

“This feminine blouse calls for a pretty bralette to show off underneath. For more coverage, try a bodysuit in the same hue to give it a sophisticated spin,” Kiely suggests.
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saint laurent semi-sheer wool shirt

When a classic button-down feels too stuffy, go sheer. “Pair it with black jeans, and your top automatically adds interest to a monochromatic outfit,” Kiely says. Add a belt with dark hardware to pull it all together.
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balmain high neck sleeveless sheer bodysuit

Wear this under a jacket and adjust the buttons to show more or less skin.
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no ka'oi kauoha cuffed pants

Layer these jogger pants over black biker shorts for a yoga or Pilates class. Throw on a sweater and head out to lunch. On a warm weather holiday, wear these over a sleek one-piece swimsuit to go from the beach to the bar.
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eres prana layered mesh and stretch sports bra

Lightweight and breathable, shots of sheer fabric come in handy during workouts for added ventilation. After your workout, add a knee-length cardigan and button it halfway, Kiely suggests. And you don’t have to limit this bra to gym days. “Wear it over a fitted long-sleeve top to give your street style a sporty spin.”
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prada light nylon socks

“You can breathe new life into your footwear with a set of sheer socks,” Kiely says. For day, wear them with a sneaker and a pair of cropped denim pants, so they peek out underneath. At night, “try a Mary-Jane and a silk midi-skirt for a modern twist on traditional cocktail attire.”
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