Intimidated By Sheer Dressing? We've Got A Solution For You
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Intimidated By Sheer Dressing? We’ve Got A Solution For You

Refinery29 | Eliza Huber

Let’s face it, huge trend or not, sheer dressing is far from easy. Most of us aren’t accustomed to showing off what our mommas gave us to the rest of the world. And given that fall weather has at last showed its pretty little face, it’s also hardly weather-appropriate. Alas, when a new mode starts popping up in one form or another on every runway, street style website and influencer’s Instagram feed, it’s hard to just say “Nope! Not doing it!” We simply have to try and make it work. In comes sheer turtlenecks, a.k.a. the perfect balance between sheer and not too sheer.

As per usual, when we’re on the precipice of trying out a trend, we turn to the experts. Thankfully, the fall/winter 2018 runways were filled with sheer turtlenecks of all prints and colors, leaving us stacked with endless styling inspiration. From mesh styles layered under dresses at Jason Wu to lace pieces matched with two-piece suits at Alexander Wang — you don’t have to show it all off, that is, unless you want to.

See for yourself how designers styled their takes on sheer turtlenecks.

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Alexander Wang

This lace turtleneck proves that just because something is sheer doesn’t mean it has to be revealing. Instead, use a piece like this to add dimension to an all-black look.

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Huishan Zhang

Combined with slouchy pants and a heavy leather jacket, this sheer, patterned turtleneck helps to avoid drowning in all that oversized clothing.

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Say it with me, “Neon, neon, neon!”

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Jason Wu

Are your wrap dresses starting to bore you? Add a new (and very sheer) touch to make them feel shiny and new again.

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Eckhaus Latta

We’ll essentially do anything Eckhaus Latta tells us to… so full skin-baring it is.

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Christopher Kane

Look for something with detail work across the front (i.e., this oversized bow) in order to avoid any slips throughout the day.

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