This trend is all about playing peek-a-boo, using swathes of sheer fabric to appear covered but at the same time revealing flashes of skin. Legs were much in evidence on the catwalks at Carolina Herrera, Desigual, Lanvin and Viktor & Rolf with long see-through skirts offering an ethereal edge to often tough, urban looks. Paco Rabanne took the look to another level, sending models down the runway with covered heads but exposed legs sheathed in sparkling overlay, while Versace put a decidedly classic twist on the trend using sheer fabric and lace cut-outs in deepest midnight blue.
Wear It Your Way
Perhaps not surprisingly, this trend is taking a little longer to filter down to the high street. It takes good legs and a daring spirit to encase hotpants-clad pins in sheer shimmering fabric. But if you want to get in on the act just think of it as an extension of last year’s lingerie as outerwear phase. A close-fitting body beneath a lacy shift will preserve your modesty. Not feeling quite so confident? Opt for an iridescent shell top over a lacy cami or channel your inner ballerina with a tutu-style skirt. Add interesting accessories and hold your head high.
Nightclub; decadent beach party; fashion show.
Professional presentation; corporate job interview.
If you’re going for this trend, make sure your clothes are intended to be see-through and your undies stand scrutiny.