A thin, see-through blouse may not be the first thing you think of when the winter holidays roll around, but there's few things that can instantly elevate an outfit in the way that something sheer can. With the underwear as outerwear movement that's happening in fashion right now (think slip dresses, bralettes, etc.), it's a great time to experiment with layering and showing some skin. Wearing a thin, gauzy top or dress doesn't have to be risqué, especially with the amount of options available now that sheer is a definite trend. Let the runways be your guide. Push the envelope this holiday season.
THE SHEER TOP
Showing your bra may seem a bit taboo to you, but when done right, it's just plain chic. Even if you aren't comfortable showing quite that much, who says you can't wear a cami instead? Or a cool tee? The sheer layer is just meant to add interest, how you style it is up to you.
THE SHEER PANT/SKIRT
The thin nature of sheer fabric allows it to move in a beautiful way, adding instant elegance to your look. Just because your pants are sheer doesn't mean you have to show everyone all you've got, either. Most maxi skirts come with a slip, and it's easy to add shorts (even spandex ones) under a pair of mesh pants you happen to fall in love with.
THE SHEER DRESS
Whether you choose to wear a sheer dress over a full turtleneck and jeans ensemble, or something less complete, you know you're going to look good doing it. Sheer dresses speak volumes as an accent piece, and they stand alone just fine too. If you just want to give the whole see-through thing a test drive, try a regular dress with a sheer overlay.
THE SHEER ACCESSORY
If all this bare skin seems a bit intimidating to you, don't be discouraged. The sheer trend isn't limited to clothing. Sheer socks are a great way to add some extra flair to your outfit (and stay on trend) without a ton of commitment.