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Sheer garments are beautiful, but you run a risk of being to risque. They look so feminine and sexy in photos or ads that for a split second, you might think to yourself, "Wow! I love that skirt" -- and then you start to wonder "how in the world am I suppose to wear that in real life?" No worry, girl -- you're so fashionable that you can rock that sheer skirt in a classy way without looking like you left half your clothes at home.
If you go through your drawer and closet, you most likely will find the basics of what you need to start layering under your sheer garments. Camisoles and slips are the easiest and the basic to start with. They're a must for any wardrobe; start with the basic colors: black, white and nude. Fashion stylist Sadia Seymour recommends wearing a slip for everyday wear under sheer skirts and dresses, especially white. If lined, do nude or black underwear -- no thongs. With dark tones stick with black. To fake showing some skin, take advice from O's creative director, Adam Glassman, and go "moderately revealing" by wearing a "skin-toned camisole or bodysuit that will seem to disappear under the shirt." You can even pair colors in your sheer garments with your slip or camisole.
Playing With Lengths
Show some skin without bearing it all by wearing a mini-slip under a maxi-dress or skirt. This will expose your legs but keep the goodies hidden. If your skirt or dress is black, do a black slip, but for anything light, do a white or nude mini-slip. Looking to create a dramatic effect? Wear a mini bodycon skirt (tight-fitted skirts that hug the body and show your curves) as a slip. If you really want to be bold, do a sequin or bold-color bodycon skirt. This will give a nice little surprise to your outfit, and all eyes will be on you for all the right reasons.
One Sheerious Shirt
Camisoles are always an option, but you can give your whole outfit a look by wearing a bustier top or a fuller bra (try a sports-esque bra). Bustier tops are perfect for those who don't want to show too much -- it still shows skin but covers up where we need it to. With bustiers, you can leave buttons open and have it show for extra hint of sexiness. Those who are looking to show some more skin, Anne Slowey advises to wear a "sporty bandeaux" to give it a "modernist approach ... reminiscent of exercise gear or a sci-fi sheath."
Embody Your Bodysuit
Haven't worn a bodysuit since ballet class when you were 5? Well now here's your reason. Bodysuits are perfect under sheer garments, giving the perfect amount of coverage on top and also covering the bum well. Under sheer maxi-dresses and skirts, they give the leg a lot of show time and still cover the bottom. Look for one with a full bottom coverage or that has a boy short cut. Bodysuits can also act as their own tops, so skirts can be worn right over them. Another added bonus for bodysuits is that they can give a slimming effect and help accentuate your curves.
Reminder From a Stylist.
Sadia Seymour reminds us all to "always stand in front of the mirror and see what everyone will see. that means, turn around and see your rear view as well. Be tasteful. Less is always more. A hint of skin is different then full exposure. Proper fit, layering and coverage is key."