Sheerous Maximus

The sheer maxi. It’s a daunting concept that could give one nightmares of strangers pointing and laughing at your skivvies but it’s too good of a trend not to rock til your heart’s content. There’s one word to know here: layering. Anything that looks deliberate under an outer sheer layer will come across as stylish and purposeful rather than accidental and embarrassing. The same can be said for sheer tops – a lacy black bra looks like part of the outfit. Sheer Maxi UndergarmentsSo if your maxi dress or skirt is missing a little opacity, your best friend is a form fitting mini-skirt, dress, or boyshorts to wear as your base layer. It not only protects your unmentionables from plain view – it adds a whole other dimension to your outfit.


Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4


  1. Nicole 06/07/2011 Reply

    Did you get that bra for under your TopShop shirt??!! Secondly that first look is JUST like the skirt you tried on in London! xoxo

    1. I still need a bra for that shirt!!! Thanks for reminding me. You’re so right – that skirt is almost identical! Can we go back to Topshop on Oxford? I need to make sure they are the same… ;)

  2. I’ve been seeing sheer maxi skirts all over lately, and I love the look but have been hesitant to try it myself – may have to now! Love these photos!

  3. So verrrry true … fabulous suggestions! xoxo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

  4. I really like that trend…it is very Feminine!

  5. Loving every single one of these looks here!