How to Actually Wear a Sheer Dress: A Shopping Guide

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If you weren't already aware, we're very much here for the transparent trend. Whether cut from organza, tulle, or lace, the "naked" dress is a solidified celebrity favorite, with everyone from Ashley Graham to the Victoria's Secret Angels repping the see-through style with killer confidence. But we won't lie, the sheer trend is a tough one to nail down, in part because the idea of wearing something completely see-through is pretty daunting. Which is why we're building out our ultimate guide so you'll know exactly how to wear a sheer dress IRL.

They're not all made equally, though, and shopping for the right style all depends on what you plan to wear under your sheer dress. So let us break it down for you—from the casual duster dresses you'll throw on over jeans and a tee to the bold gowns worthy of a formal occasion. There are three levels on our "naked" dress barometer, and if you're armed with the following options, you too can go forth fearlessly and nail the sheer trend.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.