This summer’s trend for ‘sheer’ covers the spectrum from demure to outrageous and everywhere you look fashionistas are bearing all. From sheer and simple , to sheer and short, to sheer bling and sheer beauty, there is no escaping the sheer ‘veil’ dress. The eponymous veil, which used to cover the head, has dropped a few feet and, chameleon-like is reborn as the leg veil.
Sheer Dotty: Kate Winslet In Stella McCartney's LBD with Sheer Sleeve with Polka Dots
Sheer Bling: Ellie Goulding in a Metallic Sheer Evening Gown
Sheer Genius: Julia Frauche in Porter Magazine's First Edition - Spring 2014
If your preference is as a spectator to this fashion and you feel it’s a veil too far for mere mortals, but you still crave a gossamer light touch this summer, then we have just the thing. Envelop yourself in a diaphanous oversized featherlight sheer shawl. Wispy, weightless and wonderful they are dip-dyed, measure 2.6 metres x 1metre and you can choose from four exquisite colour combinations.
Pick Sapphire to Indigo to add a dramatic accent to this season’s penchant for white.
Flame to Tangerine, a summer favourite this year, will brighten black and white.
If you favour a subtle more mysterious look, then Blush to Cream or Violet to Latte will complement soft neutrals.
Whether you go the whole hog with a veil dress, opt for a half-way house with a sheer blouse or choose a sheer wrap it should be sheer this summer.