Sheer has become the flavour of the fashion season. From red carpet outings to weddings and receptions, sheer created its presence felt loud and clear. Leaving simply the right quantity of imagination, and revealing simply a sneak peek, sheer adds drama and mystery to the outfit. It works well with layers, or simply as a complete material. If you wish to experiment along with your vogue and stand apart, here is however you'll be able to play with it.
Graceful and stylish
So why has sheer gained such popularity? Designer Shyamal Shodhan of the designer couple Shyamal & Bhumika, says, “Sheer materials provides a dreamy, weightless and delicate look to the outfits. The transparency creates a wizardly class, adds category and trait.”
And it's not simply floor-length gowns and small black dresses that saw layers of sheer, however conjointly pantsuits. “While heaps of individuals are going for power dressing, there is always an undercurrent of feminity. The moment you add a sheer layer, it lends a level of drama and adds dimension to your look. It also adds mystery and glamour to your look,” says stylist Mohit Rai, says.
Choose the right fabric
Since sheer in itself lends a delicate look to the outfit, it is important to choose lightweight fabrics. Chiffon, silk and organza are fabrics that are easy to drape and fall freely on the body. “For occasions, silks are a popular choice with sheer fabrics since they come in a variety of textures. Lace and all over embroidered fabrics also look great on sheer,” says Shyamal.
Style it right
As with any trend or style, too much of any element becomes an overkill. “Don’t add too much of it. Less is more and it’s nice to have one sheer element in an outfit. Don’t pair a sheer top with a sheer jacket. Also, you have to own the boldness of it. Any body type can carry it in right proportions,” says Rai.
When it comes to colours, it is always nice to go for muted tones as they add to the grace of the fabric. “Sheer looks good in dusty pastels, light peach, blush pink, mint, lavender,” says Shyamal.