The Sheer Maxi Trend and How to Wear It

The sheer maxi trend began this year with initially only models and super-toned fashionistas brave enough to bare all. But with almost every design house on the planet unveiling their own take on the trend on this year’s Fashion Week catwalks, the look is set to cross over into the mainstream in 2012. You can find sheer maxi dresses online at sites like Fashion union, and the style is cropping up in more and more main street stores for the spring/summer season.

Wearing sheer fabric from head-to-toe may look stunning, but it sure ain’t for the faint-hearted (or the wobbly-thighed). So just how are we mere mortals supposed to pull this look off? We show you how…

Forget head-to-toe
Sheer is a trend in itself for next year, so don’t worry about investing in a sheer maxi if you’re not brave enough to bare all. Use sheer fabrics any way you want. If you don’t want to show off your torso, go for a sheer full-length skirt or wide-leg pants instead, and if you want to hide those pins, pick out a simple black sheer blouse and wear over a black bra or slip.

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