How to Actually Wear a Sheer Dress: A Shopping Guide

If you've ever experienced the frustration of ordering a dress online only to discover upon its arrival that it's completely see-through, or, if like us, you want to take on the sheer dress trend and knowingly invest in a beautiful frock with opaque detailing, but you're not quite prepared to bare all underneath, this is how to get it right. Below, we assembled three stylish outfit formulas that are sure to fulfil your sheer dress needs.

Click through to shop three failsafe ways to wear the trend now.

Sheer Dress + High-Rise Jeans + Heels
Leandra Medine wearing a sheer dress


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Style Notes: We can always rely on Leandra Medine to decode a tricky trend and make it look incredibly wearable. Her solution to wearing the see through slip dress during the day? Simply layer over a pair of straight leg cropped jeans and team with mid-height heels. Easy, right?

Zara's beaded maxi dress is the perfect choice for day-to-night dressing.

Should you not already own a winning pair of ankle-grazing indigo  jeans, try Frame. When layering dresses over jeans, always choose a slim-fit pair to avoid adding any unwanted inches at the waist for the ultimate silhouette.

Offset your evening dress with a trusty pair of black sock boots.

Sheer Dress + Printed Jacket + Trainers
Veronika Heilbronner wearing a sheer dress


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Style Notes: This look tells us the sheer dress needn't be overly revealing. Look for styles that come with a silky slip or some form of lining, and take your styling cue from Veronika Heilbrunner and dress it down with  the addition of a longline jacket and trainers

Suitably sheer and coming complete with a sensible slip underneath - you can dress this up or down, wear solo or under a trench or kimono.

Looking for the perfect wear-with-everything white trainers? Converse high tops is the way to go.

Formal Embroidered Dress + Smart Accessories
Chiara Ferrigni wearing a sheer dress


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Style Notes: Think the trend doesn't apply to occasionwear? Think again. Stick to subtle sheer detailing and embroidery to ensure you get the look right.

Look for midi dresses with sheer panelling at the neckline and hemline for a subtle but stylish nod to the trend.

Add a pop of colour to your ensemble with Mango's tassel earrings.


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