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Here’s How To Ace The Sheer Top Trend

A trend that is perfect for our equatorial climate is back and looking better than ever.

If you haven’t already realised, Instagram girls have been showing us that sheer tops are the hottest way to stay cool this season. Funky colours, mesh or lace, floaty or body-hugging, you name it.

Skin-bearing garments can get a little tricky to style, which is why we’ve put together an edit of styling inspiration from the pros in the gallery above.


Wearing a sheer top over a chic bralette (even better if it comes with fancy embroidery) makes it an outfit that will take you from day to night. All you need to complete the transition are some heels and statement jewellery. Photo: Instagram (@accidentalinfluencer)
Punctate the look with bold prints. Photo: Instagram (@double3xposure)
Layer a long and flowy mesh top like this to elevate an otherwise boring look. Photo: Instagram (@elizcardinal)
Play with different textures to create visual interest. Who knew lace, silk and leather could go so well? Photo: Instagram (@himichelleli)
Keeping the rest of the outfit simple works as well. Try sticking to neutrals like black, white, cream or beige to avoid looking overdone. Photo: Instagram (@lifeofboheme)
For a more discreet, conservative look, don a basic T-shirt or tank top underneath and you’re good to go. Photo: Instagram (@maria_bernad)
Can’t think of how to layer it? Opt for a busy print like this feline-print top to distract the eye from what lies beneath. Photo: Instagram (@sandyliang)
You can always fall back on a pair of black high-waisted trousers. They almost always do the trick. Photo: Instagram (@hannahbaxward)
If the trend just isn’t working out for you, go for a more understated option such as this flirty top with small sheer panels on its sleeves. Photo: Instagram (@alyssainthecity)