Sheer for Day

Sheer tie-front blouse

Funny that I just received a sheer-centric text just before writing this here post! A lovely client wanted to know what to wear underneath a sheer top: nude bra? Black? Camisole? I think there are a few ways to go, depending on how wild and crazy you want to get (if you consider bra-showing wild or crazy).

  • Light-colored sheer with nude camisole. Since I was taking care of business like banking, grocery shopping, going to the vet, and seeing a client in Lakeway, I decided to go with this option. The nude camisole basically takes the sheerness out of the entire torso of the top, thus rendering only the arms and shoulders sheer. Perfectly appropriate for a non-edgy day look. I would have just worn a sheer bra with this if I was seeing friends, or doing something less professional, and it wouldn’t have made anyone upset (I don’t think).
  • Dark-colored sheer with a dark bra or camisole. I love the black on black sheer look for evening. It’s covered-up but still sexy, and you get to show off that nice bra you’ve got, right? I would stick to the dark camisole for daytime black, but that’s just me.
  • Colored bras under sheer tops. This is a pretty fun look that’s not for everyone, but can totally be pulled off. I think it’s important to have a sense of humor when doing this, and also to keep the sheer top very loose. I think an orange or blue bra with a flowy sheer top or a black bra under a darker colored sheer number looks pretty awesome. Just make sure that bra has full coverage and keep the rest of the outfit simple.

I hope this helped alleviate some of your sheer confusion!

sheer tie front blouse

sheer tie front blouse

Blouse: Zara, Jeans: JBrand, Shoes: Madewell, Earrings: KS

sheer tie front blouse

March 26, 2012

7 Responses to Sheer for Day

  1. carrie says:

    i love this look, laurel. the proportions are perfect! so jealous of that blouse.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Love these pics, Laurel. And the way you wear that sheer blouse, of course!

  3. Lyddiegal says:

    I love sheer tops, and i know a lot of people have some pretty strong feelings on the bra – cammi issue. I don’t mind having a little fun and letting the bra show!

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  5. Jamie Rose says:

    Firstly, you look awesome in the your sheer top and those awesome jeans.
    Also, I love this post. I’ve never worn just a bra under a sheer top, but I’ve thought about it! haha I like how it looks, but I’m not sure yet. Maybe this summer!

  6. Shalina says:

    Hi Laurel,

    I have a colbart blue sheer blouse that I’m having a difficult time trying to decide what color bra to wear underneath.. Should I wear a black bra,black Bandeau or a black cami? Please help I’m going to South Beach, Miami this weekend to celebrate my 38th bday!!!! Thanks in Advance!!!

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