STYLOGUE: DELICATE SHEERS

three women wearing sheer pieces
three women wearing sheer pieces
three women wearing sheer pieces
three women wearing sheer pieces

Another month, another STYLELOGUE post! Welcome to the February Issue with a trend focus on delicate sheers. From tops to skirts and dresses, it’s a trend we strongly believe will be flooding onto the streets in the upcoming months and staying for the long run.

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DELICATE SHEERS

We first noticed the “buzz” in sheer pieces from the European Spring and Fall 2019 runway shows (see above photo from Christian Dior’s Pre-Fall 2019). It’s also been seen on celebrities and bloggers. We’ve even started to see them in fast fashion retailers, such as Zara, who adopts trends from the runway with a three month turnaround. So I think we’re on the right track!

Delicate fabrics from tulle, organza, chiffon were the choice of materials to create a sheer effect. I’ve seen them worn over undergarments for a date night or over pants for a fun flirty take on casual.

To translate this trend in an everyday look, see how Cortney, Mary and I styled it to fit our own individual styles.

asian women in velvet blazer and polka dot dress
asian women in sheer dress opening door

LADY-LIKE SHEERS

As easy as it was to spot the trend, I had difficult time putting a look together. I probably changed my mind five times before I landed on this outfit, that was finalized at the last second on site. Thank you Cortney for helping me “edit”!

I’m usually confident on how to put a trend piece together easily. Think I was apprehensive on this trend, because I want to dress appropriately while looking my age (41 that is). Sheer is not your BFF, when you’re getting older. There’s way too much to hide. I’ve never been this indecisive on fashion. But I’m quite happy with the final look.

Now for the outfit deets. The black sheer tulle dot shirt dress with gathered tiers was a piece I immediately fell in love with. I saw it online at Zara and was hunting it down in both their downtown Seattle/Bellevue stores. This dress spoke to my style, with the collar and button down details. It created a lady-like, or “mature manner”, if you must say.

Underneath the dress, I wore a mesh blush pink polka dot skirt (similar) to add more layers to enhance the idea of delicate sheers. Who doesn’t love a little extra pink?

asian women in velvet blazer and polka dot dress
asian women in velvet blazer and polka dot dress

UNDERNEATH IT ALL

For extra coverage, I wore a black body suit with a pair of jacquard black tights that created a “garter belt” illusion, or in another french word “trompe l’oeil“. Look closely on the photos and you’ll notice the provocative side of me (see above photo).

A burgundy velvet blazer completed the entire look, to add some lush and color. Plus it’s still damn cold outside and baring it with just the sheers was going to be tough. Cinching off the jacket with a black belt (similar), as you know how I love to create an hour glass shape.

Finished off with a pair of black leather/patent/suede Gucci heels (similar) I’ve had for years. The bit of gold trim compliments the OTT (over the top) ornate Gucci lady bag (similar).

I’m also trying out big giant barrettes (similar) for the first time since fifth grade. It’s a trend I’m also see coming back. Gives my bob haircut, a Margot Tenenbaum look!

Oh and those oversized cat eye sunnies are just ridunculous! Go big or go home right?

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woman in black sheer dress

EDGY ROMANTIC SHEERS

Mary definitely nailed the trend by taking it to a whole new level. She has on a black gold/silver printed star tulle dress worn over a T-neck, and a pair of skinny jeans tucked into pointy tall cowboy boots. Completing the look with a light grey biker and some rad shades to give this downtown girl an edgy weekend vibe.

Read a full blog post from Mary here.


woman in sheer top and pink coat

SHEER EFFORTLESS

The girl with the neutrals has gone pink! So excited to see Cortney style the trend in colors of blush, nudes and pinks. It’s her way to play with color. Going monochromatic was the key to this look. Loved her choice of this sheer top that speaks elegance and statement at the same time. Wearing it over with a black strapless bra, makes the top take notice! Pairing back with white wide leg trousers with black top stitching was the perfect bottom to balance the proportions. Don’t miss the coral pink coat and light pink crossbody to finishing off this look

Read a full blog post from Cortney here.


three women wearing sheer pieces

That’s the February Issue! Do you have a favorite look? Will you try a sheer look? Drop a comment below.

In case you’ve missed the previous issues from the STYLELOGUE, you can catch them all here.

We have so much more planned in the upcoming months and really excited to share with you. So stay tuned and connected by following us on #SEATTLESTYLELOGUE.

Thank you for following our journey in connecting with the like-minded fashion community and exploring new trends.

XX, E.

Photography by Jason Tang

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6 comments

Kelsey February 7, 2019 at 9:07 PM

Love the sheer trend so much! But good point about aging while wearing trends that might not flatter our age. You did it effortlessly with that perfecto outfit! The velvet jacket, belt, layered skirts, down to your sexy hoisery is a fashion girl’s dream come true! You nailed it! And loving Mary and Cortney’s looks too!

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elisa February 12, 2019 at 1:28 PM

Thanks love! So hard to nail this one down…but I love the outcome. Thanks for reading.

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Cortney Bigelow February 8, 2019 at 2:19 PM

love love love… love love. but i’m biased ;). such good writing, E! you tied in all in so well!

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elisa February 12, 2019 at 1:27 PM

love your outfit…..so elegant!!

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Mary February 8, 2019 at 5:22 PM

Really love how you channeled Dior in your look!!! Amazing styling as always!

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elisa February 12, 2019 at 1:26 PM

Thanks love! All the outfits were steller!

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