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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Trend: Sheer Delight

Hey!
So this summer has been super busy for me! Thankfully The Fashion Bomb's awesome interns have stepped in to provide informative posts. Today new mommy Elita talks about a runway and red carpet trend: Sheer.
Enjoy!
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Hey Fashion Bombers!
So one of the biggest trends on the Fall/Spring 2008 runways was sheer fabrics. From Christian Dior to Marc Jacobs, sheer tops, skirts, hemlines and cut-outs were prominent in the collections.


Sheer pieces are ethereal and can be sexy without showing off too much skin. The look is tricky to pull off, so be careful to avoid anything too see-through or that exposes too many body parts. If your undergarments are going to show, make sure they're just as stylish (and supportive) as the rest of your outfit!
Lots of celebrities have rocked this look on the red carpet...
Kim Kardashian shows off her curves in this sheer-hemmed mermaid dress...

Alicia Keys dazzled in a similar green dress at the Grammy's...
Thandie Newton is a big fan of sheer styles, straight from the runway...
Naomi Campbell shows off her gams in black and white Dolce & Gabbana....
Trend setter Rihanna goes for a sheer layered look in grape frock and offers a hint of abs in this detailed sheer blouse...
And Keyshia Cole goes for subtle sheer in this striped top....
Saucy!
Want to get in on the translucent trend? Try these look-for-less pieces:

1. Nanette Lepore bustier, $160. 2. "Ditsy" dress by Top Shop, approximately $100. 3. Sine blouse, $117. 4. Millions of Smiles Sheer Boatneck Sweater, $139.  5. T-Bags Belted Jersey Dress, $175. 6. Sheer Cropped Top, $17.80. 

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Loving your sheer choices Elita! Great job!
Smootches!

7 comments:

Christina said...

Great post!!!

Anonymous said...

I really hate the formal dresses that are opaque to a point then sheer at the bottom (see Alicia Key's example). Is it just me or does this look super 80's and not in a good way?

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH, you found the Keyshia Cole Striped Top?!?!?! And it's on sale?!?! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you

Anonymous said...

I totally agree w/ Anon 10:35! Yek! lol

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, it's Herve Leger! Can they really do any wrong? The look overall is tricky, it can borderline on early 90s cheesiness (see Brenda on 90210) but overall I like it. It's sort of mermaid-like and hippy and floaty and all that good stuff. Non?

kim said...

Hi this is the first anon commenter. Regardless of designer I the look doesn't do it for me but I would kill for the Matthew Williamson beaded top that Rihanna is wearing.

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