So this summer has been super busy for me! Thankfully The Fashion Bomb’s awesome interns have stepped in to provide informative posts. Today new mommy Elita talks about a runway and red carpet trend: Sheer.
Hey Fashion Bombers!
So one of the biggest trends on the Fall/Spring 2008 runways was sheer fabrics. From Christian Dior to Marc Jacobs, sheer tops, skirts, hemlines and cut-outs were prominent in the collections.

sheer2Sheer pieces are ethereal and can be sexy without showing off too much skin. The look is tricky to pull off, so be careful to avoid anything too see-through or that exposes too many body parts. If your undergarments are going to show, make sure they’re just as stylish (and supportive) as the rest of your outfit!
Lots of celebrities have rocked this look on the red carpet…
Kim Kardashian shows off her curves in this sheer-hemmed mermaid dress…

Alicia Keys dazzled in a similar green dress at the Grammy’s…
Thandie Newton is a big fan of sheer styles, straight from the runway…
Naomi Campbell shows off her gams in black and white Dolce & Gabbana….
Trend setter Rihanna goes for a sheer layered look in grape frock and offers a hint of abs in this detailed sheer blouse…
And Keyshia Cole goes for subtle sheer in this striped top….
Want to get in on the translucent trend? Try these look-for-less pieces:

1. Nanette Lepore bustier, $160. 2. “Ditsy” dress by Top Shop, approximately $100. 3. Sine blouse, $117. 4. Millions of Smiles Sheer Boatneck Sweater, $139.  5. T-Bags Belted Jersey Dress, $175. 6. Sheer Cropped Top, $17.80.

Loving your sheer choices Elita! Great job!