Posted by Goldie Jain

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


Sheer Dotty: Kate Winslet In Stella McCartney's LBD with Sheer Sleeve with Polka Dots


Sheer Bling


Sheer Bling: Ellie Goulding in a Metallic Sheer Evening Gown

Sheer Genius


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.  


Cashmere Shawl | Two Tone Blue Sheer Cashmere Shawl

Saphire to Indigo Sheer Cashmere Shawl


Flame to Tangerine, a summer favourite this year, will brighten black and white. 


Cashmere Shawl | Two Tone Orange Sheer Cashmere Shawl

Flame Orange to Tangerine Sheer Cashmere Shawl


If you favour a subtle more mysterious look, then Blush to Cream or Violet to Latte will complement soft neutrals.

Cashmere Shawl | Pink to Cream Sheer Cashmere Shawl

Blush to Cream Sheer Cashmere Shawl


Cashmere Shawl | Purple & Cream Sheer Cashmere Shawl

Violet to Latte Sheer Cashmere Shawl


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.