Kristin Davis Shows Off Spring’s Sexy, yet Subtle Sheer Trend!
Sheer Clothing for Spring
Soft netting, filmy voile, and airy chiffon fabrics are changing the shape of this season’s silhouette. The runways and red carpets are showing glimpses of skin through trendy sheer panels and layers. Celebrities like Kristin Davis are showing off the sheer trend, and the overall effect of this new look is of a subtly sexy, sophisticated woman.
How To Wear the Sheer Trend
Sheer Dressing Tip #1: Layer
The point of sheer dressing is to create a sophisticated look with hints of skin peering through. Therefore, layering is the key to pulling of this look. Choose form-fitting pieces as your base, then layer with a translucent and looser item like the Nanette Lepore “Aint She Sweet” Sheer Chiffon Blouse. With a wide-leg trouser and pumps, this top is perfectly appropriate for work, but paired with a form fitting pencil skirt and stilettos, it’s perfect for date night.
Sheer Dressing Tip #2: Play with Volume
Play with proportion and volume. Using sheer overlays helps create curves in all the right places without sacrificing shape. The Max Studio Silk Georgette ¾ Sleeve Blouse is the perfect item to throw on over a basic top or the most glamorous of dresses. It squares out the shoulders and creates the illusion of an hourglass shape with the full sleeves and tied waistline. The overall effect is posh, yet still hints at the boudoir with satin and chiffon elements.
Sheer Dressing Tip #3: Cover-up with Sheer Accessories
Sheer fabrics are a fantastic way to tone down bright metallic or sequined dresses and tops. By throwing on a filmy cover-up or pashmina such as this one by Isaac Mizrahi, or this scarf from Forzieri, you instantly create an air of mystery with sparkles hidden behind a veil of smoky fabric.
Steal Kristin Davis’ Sheer Style
Kristin Davis must be channeling her Sex and the City character, Charlotte York Goldenblatt. The sheer fabric of her beautiful red dress makes her look sophisticated, yet daring. Kristin looks amazing in this spring trend, and you can too! Here are some tips on how to steal Kristin's sweetly suggestive look:
Try the Sheer Bodice Pleated Tunic from Forever 21 or the Ruffle Trim Dress from ShopIntuition.com. Each dress gives a flirty hint of décolletage through a layer of sheer fabric, while the pretty detailing along the hemline keeps the whole look luxurious and enchanting.
Pair the dress with a pair of patent peep-toe pumps. To keep the look subtle, opt for a pair in a nude, beige, or blush color.
Keep jewelry and accessories minimal for this look Kristin Davis chose to finish off her look with a simple gold bangle and a matching box clutch.
The most important point to remember with the sheer trend is that more is actually less. The more you cover up with sheer fabrics, the sexier the look becomes, even if you’re revealing nothing. The next time you’re heading out the door for a night on the town, cover up with a smoky sheer layer to revamp your look and give the world flirty glimpses through filmy fabrics!