How to Wear a Sheer Dress

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How to Wear a Sheer Dress
Wear a Sheer Dress

If you have a sheer dress in your closet, you may wonder how you can wear this garment without giving the public an inadvertent peep show. In fact, you can wear a sheer dress in a manner either daring or demure. The versatility of sheer fabrics should make a sheer dress a wardrobe staple.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Opaque undergarments
  • Lace top
  • Lace pants
  • Flesh-toned body shaper
  • Camisole
  • Slip
  • Leggings

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    Wear an opaque bra and panties that match your skin tone. This works best for a bold look you can wear to a nightclub.

  2. 2

    Create a gauzy, romantic look by wearing a sheer dress over one or more sheer layers. Choose layers in the same color family for added richness, such as several hues of violet.

  3. 3

    Choose a sheer dress that hangs loosely about your frame. Form fitting sheer dresses work best for intimate settings or as undergarments.

  4. 4

    Pair a sheer dress with a lace top and pants you wouldn't wear alone. The combination of fabrics can provide enough coverage to appear sexy without revealing too much.

  5. 5

    Buy a nude-colored body shaper to wear beneath the sheer dress. Spanx makes body shapers that function to preserve modesty and provide the wearer with a seam-free look. If you don't need support, layer a sheer dress over a matching camisole and slip.

  6. 6

    Consult a tailor to create a custom-made liner for your sheer dress. Opt for this investment for a special vintage garment that came with a damaged liner.

  7. 7

    Don your sheer dress as a duster over a top and leggings or form fitting pants. This works well for sheer dresses that button all the way down the front.

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