Sheer Skirts

When it comes to dressy events, lately tastemakers like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Michelle Williams, and Pixie Geldof are getting a little flirty and embracing transparency in an unexpected way. Rather than reaching for mesh-insert dresses or peek-a-boo tops, they're wearing a fresh take on the season's boudoir trend: sheer skirts.

This leggy look is decidedly dressy and calls for a certain amount of chutzpah, as you're certain to get stares when you wear anything with a barely-there skirt. But for those daring dames who are ready to venture into tulle territory, know that you have loads of runway shows to consult for inspiration. At Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld sent out gauzy pieces galore, like the incredible nude number in today's art, all of which embody Parisian sophistication, albeit in a lingerie sort of way. Or you can channel the Dolce & Gabbana show, where models wore see-through mesh skirts and dresses over retro-cut bodysuits. Even the master of elegance himself