When we hear of the word ‘sheer’, it’s easy to think of “sexy and seductive”. Because, after all, the Oxford dictionary describes the word as “very thin; diaphanous”. Not exactly what the average working woman would go for when picking out day-to-day outfits. But before you let that put you off, remember that in today’s global context–buying something online is as easy as snapping your fingers, sheer pieces no longer have to be confined within the bedroom.
There’s Bohemian sheer where the lightest summer dresses are worn over a bikini, romantic sheer with tulle and lace, ‘90s sheer in the form of slip dresses to be worn daringly on date nights, and even rock chic sheer for when you need to fight the idea of patriarchy. So we say, give the style a try before deciding if it’s really too racy for your wardrobe. Click on for 10 of our dramatically different sheer pieces and trust us, it’s sheer madness and delight in here.
Text: Bryan Goh
Additional text: Zoe Zeng
Images: Retailers, Pexels