There’s a good chance that when you think of sheer tops, you think they’re off-limits for you. Perhaps you don’t see them as age-appropriate, office-friendly, or chic enough for your elevated wardrobe. But this summer, it’s officially time to reconsider everything you thought you knew about sheer tops—we’re busting all those styling myths about the seemingly revealing wardrobe addition and showing you summer-ready sheer-top outfits that you’re going to want to wear everywhere.
Firstly, know that sheer doesn’t have to mean revealing. Depending upon how you choose to layer your top, you can easily show off as little or as much skin as you’d like. Secondly, there are a multitude of fabrics—from silk to mesh to lace—that allow for a sheer look, ensuring that you can go from ultra-romantic to fun and edgy. Thirdly, the sheer look is by no means a one-season love. Styling sheer tops with winterized fabrics, textures, and patterns make it winter-friendly just as much as summer.
Scroll through our roundup of sheer-top outfits for summer and you might just be inspired enough to try the trend out for yourself.