I C Thru U: How to Take on the See-Through Trend

Whether you’re runway bold with the truly transparent, or prefer more demure with just a hint of see-through, we have 20 pieces perfect for your great reveal…

There’s a lot in the world today that seems pretty opaque, but as we head into the 2024 season, it seems our clothing isn’t one of them. The ‘sheer’ look came on the runway scene all the way back in Fall ’22 in a few choice pieces here and there. Fast forward to now, and our love of the transparent has gone mainstream in just about every wardrobe.

The large dose version can be more than a *bit* intimidating (as in, just about everyone at the Met Gala), so no surprise many of us have been hesitant to don an ensemble that leaves little to the imagination. But fear not, because the key to this trend is all in the styling and your personal taste. The great thing about this trend is it allows you to have the control of how much or how little you want to show.

Curious to give this look a go? Our Editors have put together twenty options for you, ranging from a little to a lot, so you can truly “see” what you’ve been missing!


Let’s start at the top, or tops rather, because this is one of the easiest ways to lowkey your way into the sheer trend. Looking for an office-friendly option? A trusty tank or tee (where it makes sense with the silhouette) is a perfect solution. Feeling daring? Pair these with a matching bra or bralette to show off the shirt, or play with a contrasting bra/bralette to really show up the see-thru element.

Starting with this marvelous mesh mock…

Alo Yoga, Mesh Plaid Mock Neck Bodysuit $118

A little pearl and crystal embellishment really elevates this ethereal mesh top…

Windsor, Beautifully Beaded Mesh Crop Top $39.90

Same for a little lace and velvet in this lovely long-sleeve…

Elie Tahari, Burnout Velvet Sweater $278.40

(on Sale NOW from $348)

With its drapey, relaxed fit and super-soft combed cotton, this crisp white fishnet crew is a playful add to your casual and off-duty looks…

Summersalt, The Fishnet Crewneck $125

Finally, this Cynthia Rowley shirt is as versatile as it is see-through.

Cynthia Rowley, Sheer Button Up Shirt $295


It’s been called the risky skirt, the peek-a-boo and of course, the sheer. Though it started out as a mostly a midi thing, the sheer skirt really took off over the past holiday season, branching out into maxi and even mini proportions. Now it’s just as easy to find one in whatever length you prefer. As with the sheer top, there’s also plenty of options out there where you can be as bold (full sheer + panties), demure (partial sheer blocking) or conservative (full opaque at the top with sheer past the knees) as you like.

Staring with this edgy, metallic mesh skirt from Rebecca Minkoff…

Rebecca Minkoff, Lizzy Mesh Skirt $129

(on Sale NOW from $248)

This fully sheer, sweet candy pink maxi just needs an equally cute pair of hot pants underneath and viola!, you have the perfect frothy, flirty fun look.

Noir Kei Ninomiya, Tulle High-Waist Maxi $171

(on Sale NOW from $285)

Looking for something truly unique? This semi-sheer maxi skirt combines see-through side panels combined with denim to create a look that’s both avant-garde and approachable.

Diesel, Semi-Sheer Panels Denim Maxi Skirt $411

(on Sale NOW from $685)

This asymmetrical, mixed material midi may be demure with the showing of the sheer, but visually it’s a real stunner.

Musium Div., Pleated Midi Skirt $88

(on Sale NOW from $126)

Finally, for something more office-friendly, this warm yellow (a trending color for S/S BTW) midi by WeWoreWhat uses sheer knit to create its ethereal look.

WeWoreWhat, Knit Midi Skirt $21.99

(on Sale NOW from $88)


From coquettishly gossamer to the full monty, sheer is quite the main character in dresses these days. Akin to their top and bottom see-through sisters, these dresses can go delightfully demure to full bold.

This fab and fluttery floral dress is a great option for showing just a little sheer down below…

Sugarlips, Kailua Floral Aerin Asymmetrical Midi Plus $80

…while this sexy party dress from Windsor gives a deliciously daring view up top

Windsor, Tate Rhinestone Mesh Party Dress $109.90

This airy, eclectic boho dress from Johnny Was is completely sheer, giving you full option in how much you’d like to show…

Johnny Was, Boho Dreamer Maxi Dress $159.99

(on Sale NOW from $298)

The same for this more neutral, sheer tank slip dress…

Rick Owens, Sheer Tank Slip Dress $187

(on Sale NOW from $312)

While this charming, swiss dot dress from Black Halo gives just a hint both above and below…

Black Halo, Regina Dress $485


Transparent trousers, jumpsuits and onesies – there are plenty of interesting options for when you’re looking to up your sheer game beyond the basic…

starting with these sleek cargo pants

Rebecca Minkoff, Presley Sheer Cargo Pant $119

These semi-sheer pants by Trina Turk are begging to be part of your vaca capsule wardrobe…

Trina Turk, Serafina Pant $38.99

(on Sale NOW from $162)

A little sheer goes a long way with this beautiful blue jumpsuit

Cato, Plus Size Sparkle Crinkled Crepe Jumpsuit $39.99

As it does for this mesh-paneled onesie…

Alo Yoga, Airbrush Mesh Everlasting Onesie $128

And finally, the playful goes full posh with this sheer paneled coat from the Noir Kei Ninomiya collection by Comme des Garcons…

Noir Kei Ninomiya, Mid-Length Sheer Panel Coat $1,080

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