How To Pull Off Sheer Without Showing Off Too Much

Sheer fabrics can be beautifully deceptive. With the feeling of fabric against your skin and the sensation of being covered up, you might start off feeling uncomfortably exposed, but end up moving, acting, and behaving like someone who's wearing something totally normal — and it's that confidence that makes a peek-a-boo situation all the more stunning.
What ruins the effect, though, is when you're painfully aware of all those sheer bits, and moving — robot-like — in fear of accidentally flashing someone. But, no matter how dowdy your bra, how mismatched your camisole, or how obvious your underpinnings are, it's so much sexier than feeling uncomfortable. To help guarantee that you're always owning your see-through outfits, click through to see a few examples of happy, fearless women in their own semi-sheer duds.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Biker shorts and a crop top under a crocheted caftan is such an awesome tomboy-femme look.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
A few asymmetrical layers on a black dress may only be showing off some knees, but still feels totally romantic.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
A sheer cardigan (sans bra!) under a boxy jacket is the sexiest thing we've seen all week.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Hubba, hubba! The nude cami underneath keeps things from getting too risque, but this geometric tank is as captivating as a magic act.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
A longer-length dress over a mini is a great way to show off your legs, without looking like you're showing off everything.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
A contrast-color top over a black bandeau bra and high-waisted trousers looks sophisticated, not tarty.
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