20 Pieces to Embrace the Sheer Trend This Summer

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From Rihanna to Kristen Stewart, it seems like everyone is embracing the sheer look these days. Once a major statement and now a bold trend, sheer pieces are taking over spring and summer fashion. From the streets to the runways and even festivals, see-through numbers are seemingly everywhere and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. 

You may have first noticed the sheer trend in September 2021 during New York Fashion Week, where a number of designers sent models in sheer dresses down the catwalks. Christian Cowan and Maryam Nassir Zadeh showed looks with light fabrics to achieve the see-through effect. We also saw the trend in other parts of the world throughout the seasons. It was a popular choice at Paris Fashion Week in March 2022. There, one of fashion’s biggest names, Bella Hadid modeled not just one, but two sheer looks. The first was from Ludovic De Saint-Sernin’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection and the other, from Coperni’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection. 

While that look hit all the major trends from the sheer dress to the western influence, Vanessa also went for a more timeless boho look that incorporated the see-through style. This time more subtly sheer, she wore a yellow maxi dress with balloon sleeves, for a whimsical spring look with more playful and flirty vibes, perfect for Coachella’s reigning fashion royalty.

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Seeing how Vanessa managed to show us the versatility of the sheer trend all in one weekend, we think it’s safe to say that the sheer trend is a worthwhile one. It can be styled in so many different ways, and like all fashion, it’s bound to come back into style. In fact, the current sheer dress trend is already making a return from the 2000s like many other Y2K styles that dominated pop culture at the time. Fashion is cyclical, after all. 

If you’ve not already donned the sheer trend, don’t worry! There’s still time to see it through, so we’ve gathered all the bare necessities for you below. 

Sheer Dresses

Poster Girl Cassia Dress


River Island Silver Knitted Bodycon Midi Dress


Bershka Long Mesh Dress With Straps


Nasty Gal Sheer Sequin Detail Mini Shift Dress


Asos Design Satin Mesh Bandeau Corseted Midi Dress


For Love & Lemons Juliet Puff Sleeve Dress


Sheer Tops

River Island Blue Butterfly Print Longline Shirt


Allsaints Avifauna Francesco Sheer Blouse


Nasty Gal Textured Oversized Mesh Button Down Shirt


Nasty Gal Ditsy Floral Mesh Long Sleeve Top


TopShop Ruched Sleeveless Mesh Top


TopShop Ruched Mesh Tank Top


Sheer Leggings

Bershka Flared Mesh Pleated Pants


Asos Collusion High Waisted Mesh Flares


Manière De Voir Organza Cargo Trousers

Luna B. Mai Tai Pant


Sheer Bodysuits

Laquan Smith Abstract Panel Sheer Catsuit


Luna B. Every Angle Romper


Asos Design Long Sleeve Mesh Embellished Bodysuit


Asos Design High Neck Crystal Stud Mesh Bodysuit


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