Some of us like to break rules and some of us like to play by the rules, but what about those of us who fall neatly in between? If you like to walk the line, there is, happily, a trend for you this summer! Yes, dear readers, thanks to notable labels like Thakoon and Givenchy, not to mention stylish stars like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Anne Hathaway, sheer layers are the latest must-try trend. And while this look certainly requires some confidence, you don’t have to be Lady Gaga to work it. On the contrary, just click through to today’s Trend Report and we will tell you all you need to know!
A cocktail party or red carpet event is the perfect setting for sheer layers, which is just one of the reasons we love the outfit Emma Stone wore to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Universal City last month. Her lace Bottega Veneta dress ticks all the right boxes. Figure-flattering silhouette? Check! A sexy, sheer overlay? Check! A fresh and youthful vibe that stays true to Emma’s personality? Check! To put together your own party-ready look, pick up D&G’s Lace Dress ($387) or Decode 1.8’s Sateen Lace Overlay Dress ($113.04). Then, simply add a pair of pumps like Steve Madden’s Partyy-R Platform Pumps ($129.95) and you are on your way!
Leave it to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to put her own personal spin on the sheer layers trend. Instead of opting for a slinky party dress, Rosie has given the trend a casual spin by wearing a sheer maxi dress while out and about in West Hollywood in April. While this look may feel slightly too bold for daytime, it isn’t—by pairing her sheer dress with casual accessories, Rosie has created a no-fuss look with just the right amount of panache! Try it for yourself by picking up Kaelen’s Grandma Hannigan Long Jersey Dress ($105) or T By Alexander Wang’s Jersey Maxi Dress ($135) and pairing it with Kenneth Cole’s Sparkle It Sandals ($147.95).
Anne Hathaway is known for her perfectly put together ensembles, so we weren’t surprised to see her step out in yet another winning outfit at the Valentino couture show in Paris earlier this month. Her lace dress balances a flirty silhouette with chic black lace, making it sexy, but subtly so. By choosing low-key accessories, Anne has created an outfit that will easily transition from an event to dinner. To put together an equally chic look, grab Shakuhachi’s Tiered Maxi Dress ($355.99) or Free People’s Point D’esprit Maxi Dress ($78.40). Then, simply add a pair of Jessica Simpson’s Calie Patent Pumps ($79) and a dash of red lipstick!
Teresa Palmer is quickly rising through the ranks to become a style star and its all thanks to ensembles like the one above, which she wore earlier this year while out to dinner in Hollywood. By pairing her sheer white top with a white blazer, black skinny jeans, and flat sandals, Teresa has tempered the top’s flirty vibe and created a casually chic outfit that works for dinner, a date, or a girls’ night out. Inspired? Pick up Sparkle & Fade’s Seamed Blouse ($54) and pair it with Reiss’s Lauren Draped Jacket ($345) and skinny jeans. Then, simply add Report’s Pendroy Sandals ($59.99) and Eugenia Kim’s Corinna Fedora ($285).
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