Sheer tops are soft, romantic and very feminine. They come in delicate fabrics such as chiffon, and are light and airy. Pick one in a muted colour for a dreamy, fairy tale look or a dark colour for a sexier appearance. Modesty demands that you wear something over or under a sheer top. Tanks, camisoles and tube tops are options to wear underneath. Layer a vest, cardigan or jacket over a sheer top. With a little planning, you can wear a sheer top with style.
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Things you need
- Sheer top
- Tank top
- Tube top
Combine a sheer top with a camisole underneath. Pick a camisole that is close to the colour of the sheer top for a monochromatic look. If the sheer blouse is black, wear a black camisole. If the top is a light colour, use a light or nude-coloured camisole. Choose a simple camisole without lace or other trims that might detract from the blouse.
Hide extra weight around the middle by wearing a long tank top under a sheer blouse. Trousers or a skirt with a higher waist will also add coverage around the midsection. For even more figure enhancement consider wearing a body shaper.
Select a tube top for a layering option. Pick one that is close to the colour of your skin for an invisible appearance. For nighttime, wear a cropped tube top, but only if you are thin around the midsection.
Wear a long-length or tunic-style sheer blouse with a sleeveless vest. If you plan to remove the vest, wear a layer underneath the top. Tunic-style blouses look great with leggings or skinny-leg trousers.
Layer a sheer top over a solid-coloured, sleeveless dress. This works well if the top has buttons or is a wrap-style. Belt the outfit with a scarf or thin belt.
Choose a sheer top for work only if you are wearing it under a suit jacket or cardigan sweater. A sheer blouse would not look professional otherwise. If going out after work, you can remove the jacket or sweater for an easy day to night look.
Keep your accessories understated. Shoes should be a neutral colour for day or a metallic colour for night. Heels or flats in a simple style work well with the sheer romantic look. Carry a clutch style handbag and keep jewellery minimal.
Tips and warnings
- Wear a smooth, strapless bra underneath camisoles or tube tops.
- If wearing a tank top, you can wear a bra with straps but choose a nude colour.
- To make wearing a sheer top easier, buy a top with a built-in lining.
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