A Classy Take On Sheer That's Unexpectedly Ladylike



Looking for a cheeky way to add a little sheer to your holiday-party repertoire? But, concerned about overexposing yourself at the company's annual shindig? Don't be an HR nightmare. Lela Rose dreamed up an utterly sophisticated, ladylike iteration of the see-through trend — and there's not a side-boob in sight!

First things first: Choose a classic bandeau and fancy, high-waisted briefs for full coverage of all your lady bits. So, even if you do flash a li'l skin, you're wearing underpinnings that are meant to be seen. For your top layer, stick to pieces with strong details like the lace midi-skirt-and-striped-sweater pairing below — people will focus on the patterns, not necessarily the translucent nature of the clothes. If you're still wary about the work-appropriateness of the look, opt for a thin lining (like in the Tibi skirt we selected) for extra peace of mind. Finish with sassy bobby pins, a bright pump, and a red lip for a next-level party frock. Now, that's a whole lot of oomph!
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Tibi Lace Midi Skirt, $495, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Zara Sweater with Sheer Stripe, $49.90, available at Zara; Cosabella Never Say Never Flirtie Bandeau Bra, $52.50, available at Cosabella; Lonely Hearts Sabel High Waisted Brief, $70, available at Lonely Hearts; Lauren Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps, $59.99, available at Macy’s; ban.do Smoke & Kisses Bobby Pin, $65, available at Catbird.