It looks like sheer is the trend that’s sticking around for the warm weather season. In all of its revealing, skin-showing glory. But it’s really time we admit it: sheer is freaking intimidating. Opting to rock a sheer style can easily make one feel vulnerable, and it’s not always intuitive to find ways to integrate it into your regularly rotating wardrobe. We get it.

However, here at Skarlett Blue, we think there’s absolutely nothing wrong with showing off a bit of skin. Your body, your skin, your sense of sexy is yours to claim or reclaim, to flaunt if you so choose. There’s truly a certain kind of empowerment that arises from partaking in this particularly risqué trend. So, don’t let your insecurities hold you back from tackling those more suggestive, sheer styles. 

If you’re still stumped on how to start, let us save you the trouble of bobbing through the sea of sheer inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram. Read on for our top picks and styling tips for wearing sheer throughout the spring and summer season. 

THE LOOK: Sheer Bodysuit with Leather Accents

Style shown: Paradise Lace Teddy (White)

Let’s start small. Try easing your way to a full see-through ensemble and start with swapping one of your closet staples (a white tank or bodysuit) for the Paradise Lace Teddy in White. Even better, offset the seductive, more delicate Skarlett Blue favorite with some leather accents to find that perfect balance of feminine and masculine. Whether you reach for your favorite pair of leather pants or your go-to leather jacket, we know that this is the perfect gateway fit for entering your sheer-loving era.

THE LOOK: Mesh Long Sleeve with a Lacy Twist

Style shown: Minx Lace Balconette Bra (Black)

Let’s not forget that spring is still a transitional season. And even if we’re not constantly looking over our shoulders for that surprise drop back down in temperature anymore, some warm weather days can still turn into cool weather evenings. For when you’re looking to shake up your going-out outfit, a sheer mesh long sleeve will do just the trick while providing a little extra coverage from some nighttime breezes. An extra tip? Elevate your outfit by forgoing the black sports bra you might want to reach for and pairing your mesh top with a more lacy number like our bestselling Minx Lace Balconette Bra in Black. Dynamic texture mixing and a little extra sexy? Sign us up.


THE LOOK: Peek-a-Boo Sheer Black Dress/Skirt Set

Styles shown (left to right): Entice Lace Balconette Bra (Lipstick Red/Nylon), Dare Dot Demi T-Shirt Bra & Mesh Lace Thong (Black/Nylon)

From Hailey Bieber, to Zoe Kravitz, to Charli D’Amelio, the sheer black dress or tank-skirt combo is the ensemble that has that star-studded stamp of approval. But this outfit isn’t just appropriate for red carpets or runways. A sheer dress or maxi skirt could be the perfect evening option for that tropical getaway you’ve been planning for months. Just imagine walking by the sea in this breezy cover-up-that’s-not-a-coverup. Go monochrome with a playful pattern by pairing your all-black fit with the Dare Dot Demi T-Shirt Bra and matching thong in Black/Nylon. Or, if you’re feeling extra bold, give your outfit a fiery pop of color with the Entice Lace Balconette Bra in Lipstick Red/Nylon.


THE LOOK: Mesh Bustier Business Casual

Style shown: Spellbound Mesh Bustier (Black)

Sheer style is edgy. It’s a true force. And this outfit feels like a power move embodied in one perfectly matching set. For when you want to let them know that you mean business, pair a sheer but structured top like our Spellbound Mesh Bustier with a color-coordinated pair of trousers and a blazer. Finish it fit off with a sharp set of pointed-toe heels and you’re ready to strut and get things done. Regardless of whether “things” includes professional power moves or courageously telling the barista (politely yet confidently) that they got your coffee order wrong.


THE LOOK: Breezy Bralette and Baggy Jeans


Styles shown (left to right): Dare Dot Plunge Bralette (White), Dare Dot Plunge Bralette (Black)

A bralette as a top?! Okay, hear us out. This may be one of the more venturesome approaches to the sheer trend on this list, since we eliminated the top completely and took that underwear-as-outerwear route. However, that doesn’t make the look any less wearable. Think of this as that off-duty look– a look for lounging at your beach house or balcony, or for running quick errands. Pair a semi-sheer breathable bralette like our Dare Dot Plunge Bralette with some baggy denim and an oversized button down shirt for the comfy-casual outfit of your dreams.


THE LOOK: Little Babydoll Dress (or Top)

Style shown (left to right): Valentine Lacey Babydoll (Brunnera Blue), Valentine Lace Babydoll (Jewel Green)

You know, the LBD? Little Babydoll Dress? Okay, while it may not be ready to replace that classic acronym, this lingerie piece is definitely more versatile than you think– and it always has been! With the resurgence of interest in 90s and Y2K fashion came the revival of wearing lingerie like babydolls and camisoles as tops. To get the look you’ve seen all over Pinterest, try layering our flirty, fun-colored Valentine Lacey Babydoll over a white baby tee and complete with a pair of jeans or cargos as a real blast to the past.

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