Are Sheer Shirts The New Crop Top?
In 1966 Yves Saint Laurent said goodbye to fashion history after having revolutionized fashion with his idea of braless models wearing sheer organza blouses.
He freed the nipple before Instagram was even a thing and made it his personal goal to create equality between sexes. The see through trend had a huge revival in the nineties when supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss didn’t hold back for the naked dress. Nowadays transparent clothing isn’t considered outrageous or shocking anymore since celebs like the Kardashian-family and the sisters Hadid love to wear ultra-sheer fabrics in their day to day life.
When Maria Grazia Chiuri launched her first collection for Dior she made a statement with a white quoted t-shirt screaming ‘We should all be feminists’. The collection was followed by a lot of see-through pieces and can be seen as a quest for personal freedom.
It’s a shout out to help us reject societal norms and a great way to help us stop being ashamed of our bodies. It can also be a way to project your sexuality. All very great in theory, but a little reality check reveals the difficulties and social reproaches that come along with sheer dressing.
The see through trend however does not have to be scary and a bit of creativity helps you look great and ‘proper’. Eventually the power to rock every outfit is in its styling and as I strongly believe that it is more beautiful to leave something to the imagination a great bralette is all you need to pull of the sheer shirts trend. Please do avoid nude versions and opt for bright colours as there’s no need to hide your good-looking lingerie.
If you’re not ready to bare some skin you can always wear some less-revealing clothes underneath which give it an extra badass attitude.