Sheer Clothing Was All Over the Runways — Here's How to Wear It

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After years of sitting at home in sweatsuits, today's fashion-lovers are ready to be seen. Perhaps that's why the sheer trend is taking over runways and stylish streets everywhere. Despite the chilly weather ahead, we're seeing lots of sheer fabrics like mesh cutouts, see-through crop tops, and wafer-thin blazers.

Whether you're ready to bare it all or just show a bit more skin, ahead, you'll find our favorite sheer pieces for an eye-catching winter wardrobe. Pick out a few, mix and match, and head out and about with confidence and style.

Topshop Sheer Lace Shirt in Khaki
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Topshop Sheer Lace Shirt in Khaki

Lace is queen when it comes to this head-turning blouse ($65). We love the deep-green hue and the slim fit of this top. Bare it all for a night out by pairing it with a black bralette, or feel free to keep things a bit more conservative with a black tank or bodysuit.

ASOS Edition Mini Smock Dress
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ASOS Edition Mini Smock Dress

If you want to just dip your toes into the sheer trend, try this darling floral smock dress ($270) that will be a wardrobe staple no matter the season. While it's chilly, pair it with black tights and booties, then come warmer weather, wear it on its own. We love the cheery pattern and the cheeky pockets of sheer fabric throughout.

Missoni Mare Open-Back Metallic Crochet-Knit Maxi Dress
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Missoni Mare Open-Back Metallic Crochet-Knit Maxi Dress

Intricately woven with gold threads, this sheer maxi ($765, originally $1,530) has "luxurious winter vacation" written all over it. With a daring low back, thigh-high slit, plunging V-neck, and slinky fit, it's designed to turn heads. Pack it if you're heading somewhere warm for a stunning postbeach look.

Topshop Curve Seamed Mesh Midi Dress
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Topshop Curve Seamed Mesh Midi Dress

With a flattering ruched drape and sheer mesh throughout, this sophisticated black midi ($75) will be a go-to for all your winter activities, whether you're heading to a work event or a night out with friends. Pair it with tights and booties for an on-trend outfit you'll reach for again and again. And if you want to amp it up just a bit for the holidays, pop on some sparkling drop earrings or a metallic statement necklace.

Topshop Ribbed Jersey Mesh Mix Midi Dress in Black
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Topshop Ribbed Jersey Mesh Mix Midi Dress in Black

With a shoulder-baring neckline and mesh panels throughout, this midi ($52, originally $65) is simple but captivating. The body-hugging silhouette will accentuate your best features (aka all of them) and give you an elegant look from head to toe. Wear it with a blazer for more formal affairs, or sport it as is with your favorite pair of velvet pumps.

ASOS Design Hotfix Crystal Stud Mesh Bodysuit
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ASOS Design Hotfix Crystal Stud Mesh Bodysuit

Bodysuits are all the rage for their style and function, and this sparkling mesh piece ($52) is no exception. Studded with tiny crystals, it's got a celebratory look that'll meet the mood this holiday season and beyond. Whether you wear it with a chic bralette or a tank underneath, it's the sheer piece your wardrobe needs. (It also comes in a radiant cobalt blue, if you choose.)

Staud Ashley Sheer Belted Midi-Dress
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Staud Ashley Sheer Belted Midi-Dress

This pastel midi dress ($795) with a detachable white slip is simply perfect. The sheer outer coat is airy (and a bit flirty), the notch lapels are elegant and professional, and the waist belt literally ties it all together. It's flattering and versatile, and it takes the sheer trend to classic new heights.

& Other Stories Frill Collar Semi Sheer Blouse
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& Other Stories Frill Collar Semi Sheer Blouse

Need an everyday blouse with a lot of attitude? Try this semisheer black number ($108). With puffed shoulders, a frilly collar, billowy sleeves, and rows of coquettish sheer fabric, it would look great with a french tuck into relaxed jeans, a full tuck into a pencil skirt, or with a pair of black leggings for a dressed-up everyday look.

Lapointe Sheer Cupro-Blend Blazer
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Lapointe Sheer Cupro-Blend Blazer

This semisheer blazer ($990) will bring a dose of sunshine to your winter vacation wardrobe. Pack it if you're heading somewhere beachy for the perfect accessory to pop over a linen jumpsuit or cropped jeans and a white tank. Or pick up the matching feathery green trousers for a stunning head-to-toe semisheer look.

Ulla Johnson Cari Sheer Coverup
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Ulla Johnson Cari Sheer Coverup

If you're in the market for an all-purpose cover-up, look no further than this classic option ($490) from Ulla Johnson. We love the adjustable shoulder ties and the striped hem. Made from gauze, it's sheer but strong — it's a wardrobe staple you'll use for every pool and beach trip for years to come.