August 10, 2011 Fall 2011 Trend: Sheer
With the sheer trend I could talk about a lot of different collections, but when it came down to it, the looks by Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy were too good to leave much room for anyone else, save one example of the sheer looks by Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, and Michael Kors, and a few from Stella McCartney. Here are the standouts.
The elements of this look that I like even more than the sheerness are: a) Joan Smalls wearing it, and b) the black and brown color combination.
A sheer pant is definitely unexpected. Just make sure and keep it classy up top with a longer top, and proper undergarments just in case.
McCartney’s signature tuxedo jacket gets a bit of a stronger shape for fall and is a perfect complement to the femininity of the sheer piece(s) underneath. The big polka dot trend also makes an appearance in a gradation from smaller to larger.
If you haven’t already, try something with a peplum. The sweetheart top joins a long-sleeve in a polka dot fabric that also trims the side of the slim pant.
Sheer fabric in just the right places makes these body-conscience dresses super sexy, even though they are all fairly covered up.
I’m not sure what inspired Ricardo Tisci to incorporate panthers into the fall looks, but I like it! One of them peeks up from the peplum of the skirt onto a sheer collared blouse.
The parka is the big outerwear trend for fall, and I like the idea of one over a long sheer dress.
Incorporating the sheer trend into your wardrobe can be as easy as finding a great sheer blouse to layer under a jacket. Pair it with a skirt, not necessarily in the same print, and done! The matching printed bootie is pretty great too. The solid sleeve on the jacket keeps this look from being too monotonous.
This sweater dress is AMAZING!! Strips of the knitted upper part connect to the pretty sheer skirt that is a totally unexpected element.
A frothy pale lilac blouse looks so chic with a wide-legged pant.
The sheer trend finds a friend in the lace trend of fall. That cropped jacket would be fantastic over a tee-shirt and with jeans.
The same print seen previously takes over another head-to toe look.
The prettiest of purples.
This couture look is actually separates, which hardly happens in couture. Ricardo Tisci has broken a lot of the rules, like adding exposed zippers to some of the looks.
Hand applied lace, beads, paillettes, and other signature couture details were abundant, yet restrained at Givenchy. Tisci’s looks always have a modernity to them and a sense of the ethereal.
The fringe applied to the front of this dress with a matching fringe clutch is so chic!
Oh, Joan Smalls, how I love thee!
This dress takes the sheer idea the furthest with the entire look blending with the models body. Another fringed bag becomes the perfect accessory.