Date-night dressing is one of those things that really should be straightforward yet somehow never is. It doesn't help that my wardrobe is filled with oversized silhouettes, grannyish hemlines and potentially repelling vintage prints. Let's just say I don't really do "sexy" dressing. Obviously I'm not suggesting that we should all subscribe to the same genre of flesh-flashing getups when heading out with our partners (although if that's what makes you feel confident, more power to you); it's just that I like to wear something a little more flattering and little less "fashun" when heading out on a date night. That's why I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this velvet sheer top in & Other Stories.
I would never usually try on something that was so see-through, but the sheer top 2.0 has a more grown-up quality thanks to its more dense fabric, high-neckline and long sleeves. I can imagine wearing this with a long, ankle-grazing skirt (& Other Stories's rust-coloured iteration would do the job nicely) or a pair of high-waisted black trousers and plenty of gold jewellery (à la Hannah Anderson). The great thing about this trend is that if you're less keen about showing your bra, you can easily layer a silky cami top underneath (best to opt for one in black) and still get the same effect. Scroll down to shop our favourite sheer tops.
Style Notes: We love how Rikke Krefting has layered a sheer top under a corset-style cami—perfect if you don't fancy flashing your bra.
Style Notes: This sheer leopard-print tee from ASOS would look great with high-waisted black jeans.
Style Notes: Hannah Anderson gives us a lesson in how to wear the sheer-top trend in the daytime. We love how she's styled it with lots of gold jewellery.
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