Monday, November 2, 2015

Sheer Fear: And Other See-Through Fabrics

I am not one to shy away from an unusual trend. I've tried a feather hair extension and skinny cargo pants. I've wore sweatsuit pants with words on the butt, and who among us didn't own a pair of UGG boots? I even embarrassingly wore a few popcorn shirts in middle school—thanks for making me remember that one Bustle


Considering my past fashion disasters, it's hard to believe there would still be a style today that I'm hesitant to try. Or maybe, too self-conscious to try is a little more of an honest answer. But the new "naked" trend is just downright intimidating. 

Naked dresses and ensembles are all over the red carpet lately. Usually the majority of a "naked" piece is made up of sheer, or other transparent material, and the wearer's private areas are covered up by non-transparent material. Pieces with very little fabric and precisely cutaway sections also qualify. Earlier this year, Harper's Bazaar cited Jennifer Lopez, BeyoncĂ©, and Kim Kardashian all wearing different types of nearly-nude dresses at the 2015 Met Gala. They called the sudden boost in popularity "the Rihanna effect," after the singer's appearance in a see-through dress at the CFDA fashion awards last year. 


I know those women are some of the hottest names in fashion, but I'm just not sure I could leave myself exposed like that. The other day I spent some time browsing the collection of different bodysuits on Lyst for inspiration, and decided I could try a sheer top with a lace bodysuit underneath, similar to the For Love & Lemons Penelope Crochet piece, but that's as far as I think I could go. I need to have my front business covered when I go out! I certainly don't want to be worried that something might be out all night, or that I'm giving the person sitting across from me more of a show than I bargained for at dinner. 

I could, however, see myself altering the trend a bit—similar to the way that Kate Middleton recently did. The Duchess of Cambridge has always been a fashion icon for me, and her latest dress at the world premiere of Spectre was nothing short of dazzling. According to the Daily Mail, "Kate was a vision in diaphanous ice-blue chiffon."

To me, her dress was the perfect amount of transparent trend. And because, in my eyes, she can do no fashion wrong, it's a look I'm willing to take a whack at. Granted, I can't pull things off the same way Kate Middleton can, but hey, it's not like I haven't embarrassed myself before!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by...have a great start to you week!

19 comments:

  1. i don't know if i could do it either, but they sure are beautiful!

    xoxo, Preeti
    www.ninesto5.com

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  2. Sheer dresses are totally not my style, but these ladies look beautiful!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  3. I didn't really realize this was a trend per say. I've seen a lot of crazy outfits between Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus, but it is true that women wear sheer clothing from time to time and sometimes it's even a sheer dress. I love the ones you choose, and I don't know that I could actually do this myself, but I love seeing the trend! xx, adaatude.com

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  4. i just bought a dress for a christmas party that is slightly sheer around the midsection, but still has a pattern. can't wait to wear it!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  5. Kate's dress was so classy! I loved how she looked in that blue dress! I don't think I could wear a full naked dress, I would be so self-conscious of exposing something. But I'd definitely love to try something on to see how it looks!
    xo, Kyla - <a href="http://www.kymariec.com" rel="nofollow>KyMarieC</a> / @kycurrierlewis

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  6. No-No-No.... Couldnt do it! haha....
    xx, Karen
    GlamKaren.com

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  7. Sorry I don't think it looks good on anyone, outside of a performance or art piece.

    Xo Ally

    www.allysoninwonderland.com

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  8. I'm right there with you, sister! I'm not quite sure I will ever rock this trend. Love the post - thanks for sharing! xo

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  9. Totally with you on this trend...don't know if I have the cojones to pull it off like the ladies of the red carpet. However, Kate Middleton's look is just stunning! I could definitely see you in something like this and you would look amazing!
    xo
    Carrie
    CS Gems

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  10. They're all gorgeous! I'm not sure I could ever do it (plus I have tattoos) but it sure is pretty to look at!

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  11. In my opinion, I don't really like this trend at all. Yeah, I could probably pull it off, but it comes off as kind of "slutty" to me.

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  12. I can't really see myself wearing this but I think there is definitely a tasteful way to do it!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  13. They look beautiful! While these looks may not be the most practical for us regular folks lol there's always fun ways we can incorporate the trends, i love sheer inserts on tops or wearing a slip underneath a sheer dress to show off just a little bit of skin while keeping it classy for everyday :)

    xx
    Kaylah

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  14. These dresses are kind of celebrity territory to me but that being said I am a huge For Love & Lemons fan and would wear anything they make!

    xo Rachel
    To Hell in a Handbag

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  15. If only I had a body like these ladies! I think it works on the red carpet but maybe not so much for regular life lol.
    xo,c.

    http://theblockishaute.com

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  16. I think these sheer trend dresses are absolutely stunning and if I had more body confidence and a reason to rock when I think I would give it a shot but it would totally have to be more modest!

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  17. I'm always so nervous of a slip-up with sheer fabrics! But, in the times that I've worn them, I've never felt sexier!!
    xx, Bri
    Neutral2Neon.com

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  18. Can you believe she has had two kids! She looks fab! I actually really love this trend and think you would look amazing in these dresses!!

    Sportsanista

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