The Look: Eight Ways to Subtly Rock Sheer This Summer

Unexpected patches of sheer fabric and see-through material add drama to your warm-weather wardrobe.

Clockwise from top left: Jason Wu; Barneys; Sephora;; Bloomingdale’s; Portia Jones; Zara;; Saks Fifth Avenue.

Peekaboo fabrics turn even the primmest pieces into something sultry for summer. Here, eight pieces for you to covet:

1. Gianvito Rossi Ivy pumps, $845 at Barneys New York, Rittenhouse.
(Styling note: Accessories — like these mostly-sheer pumps — are a subtle way to wear the trend.)

2. Givenchy Rouge Interdit lipstick in Secret Nude, $34 at Sephora, multiple locations.
(Styling note: Keep a revealing ensemble elegant with a nude lip.)

3. REDValentino maxi dress, $1,250 at

4. Street Level mini tote, $50 at Bloomingdale’s, multiple locations.

5. Gabriella Kiss 18-karat rose-cut diamond earrings, $8,250 at Egan Day, Rittenhouse.

6. Plumetis frilly top, $70 at Zara, Rittenhouse.

7. Zimmermann silk crepon pants, $480 at

8. Le Specs Luxe oversize sunglasses, $119 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd.

Published as “The Look: Sheer Brilliance” in the June 2018 issue of Philadelphia magazine.