Semi-transparent clothing seems to make its way into most all styling events. You see sheer fabric apparel on the Red Carpet, at Academy Award and Emmy Award shows, music awards, etc. See-through clothing is also a popular fashion item at runway shows on the catwalk. Another place the popular peek-a-boo clothing can be found is in mainstream, everyday fashion.

See-through clothing is any garment of clothing made with lace, mesh or sheer material that allows the wearer’s body or undergarments to be seen through the fabric. Sheer fabrics are a common element in designer clothing that has resulted in the “sheer fashion trend” that has been predominant in fashion circles since 2008.

Sheer Fabric Fun Fact: See-through or sheer fabric, particularly in skin tone (called nude) colors, is sometimes called illusion, as in “illusion bodice” or “sleeve” due to giving the impression of exposed flesh.

Sheer clothing: sugar and spice, naughty and nice!


Mesh, web, or net fabric may have many connected or woven pieces with a large number of closely spaced holes, frequently used for modern sports jerseys.

A sheer fabric is semi-transparent thin cloth. These include chiffon, georgette and gauze. Some are fine-denier knits used in tights and stockings, dancewear and lingerie. These fabrics are also used in tops, pants, skirts, dresses and gowns.

There’s something stylish, slinky and sensual about dressing in sheer fabric duds!

Peek-a-boo, playful, provocative!


Sheer fabric garments look great when worn over tank tops or spaghetti strap undershirts. A bit bashful? Wear non-see through clothing under sheer material. Bold and brazen? Wear a bra the same color as the sheer fabric top or dress. Fashion is all about taking chances with your personal style. Wear whatever feels the best on you and makes you smile!

Sheer Fabric Fun Fact: During the 1770s and 1780s, there was a fad for wrap-over dresses which were sometimes worn by actresses in Asian roles. In the 1780s the chemise a la Reine, as worn by Marie Antionette in a notorious portrait of 1783 by Vigee Le Brun, became popular. It was a filmy white muslin dress similar to the undergarment called a chemise.

Sheer fabric – sheer delight!


Sheer clothing makes for beautiful, graceful garments, perfect for spring, summer and evening wear. The often flowing, fancy fabrics give off an air of style and panache, as well as cool and chic elegance.

Sheer Fabric Fashion Tip: If you love the visual allure of sheer garments, but are modest or heading to the office, you can purchase fabulous transparent apparel that is lined. Another great way to wear sheer clothing is to slip the see-through garment over opaque undergarments or an underdress so that your modesty remains intact.


Sheer Fabric Fun Fact: A see-through dress worn by Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, to a charity fashion show in 2002 was sold at auction on March 17, 2011 for $127,500.

In today’s fashion world, see-through materials of various kinds continue to be available for a wide range of radiant, sensual, feminine clothing styles.


Sheer clothing for apparel that excites, bites and fits just right!

“I’m in the mood to wear a fabric that’s pretty, airy and thin.”

“Why don’t you dress in something sheer? Be brave and show some skin.”

“That’s a grand idea. A garment that’s provocative but doesn’t overdo.”

“Covers the essential parts but entices with peek-a-boo.”

“How about a transparent lace top and a chiffon skirt?”

“Ah, let your outfit do the talking. A stylish, subtle way to flirt!”

See your way into the fabulous world of fashion dressed in fantastic see-through fabrics!


Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website, Twitter @, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
This entry was posted in American Fashion Journalist Nancy Mangano, Author Nancy Mangano, Beauty, Books, Entertainment, Fahion Magazine, Fashion, Glamour, Novels, Style and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s