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Three ways to wear: sheer

The secret to styling the season’s key look, no matter the occasion

14 March 2024

The spring catwalks are often no stranger to trends that feel somewhat impractical, and while daring to wear sheer might strike fear into the heart of the sartorial pragmatist or even the moderately modest, the secrets to styling spring’s key look are fittingly clear.

Case in point: Saint Laurent, the master of the unapologetically sexy. With an autumn/winter 2024 collection inspired by the house’s current exhibition at Musée Yves Saint Laurent, see-through chiffons with a 60s feel leave just enough to the imagination.

From gauzy semi-sheer styles with discretion in mind to translucent pieces made for layering, our Sloane Street stylists have compiled three versatile ways to incorporate the look into your new-season wardrobe, no matter the occasion or dress code.

And, if you’d prefer to have a professional by your side to reveal the world of styling sheer, you can book an appointment with one of our friendly and unfailingly fashion-savvy stylists here.

Look 1

A sheer off-the-shoulder dress is a true classic, and its neutral hue echoes the lightness of the diaphanous fabric. Wear under a timeless trench for a look that won’t be caught short by the season’s infamous showers.

BURBERRY SUNGLASSES, £360; BURBERRY TRENCH COAT, £2,490; SAINT LAURENT BAG, £2,560; SAINT LAURENT DRESS, £3,375; SAINT LAURENT PUMPS, £3,375

Look 2

Juxtapose silk-like swathes with textural differences for a playful take on the trend. For a show-stopping evening look, this organza cropped jacket is a hero piece and looks great with these sheer trousers styled over sequin pants.

PUCCI JACKET, £3,215; PRADA TROUSERS, £1,360; BRUNELLO CUCINELLI TANK TOP, £330; PRADA TROUSERS, £2,182; GUCCI SANDALS, £635

Look 3

A sheer skirt in a classic A-line shape is a simple way to invest in this trend. Offset the hyper-feminine with masculine tailoring in classic colours for a balanced finish.

SAINT LAURENT BLAZER, £2,500; SAINT LAURENT TANK TOP, £605; PRADA SKIRT, £1,190; VALENTINO GARAVANI BAG, £2,250; GUCCI LOAFERS, £790

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