These Looks Will Convince You to Try Sheer Tops This Summer

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.

Keep it simple with a black sheer bodysuit, black bralette, and jeans. Seek a top with a print for a little more dimension.

Soften your vibe with a white ruffled top. Dress it down even further by pairing it with your favorite high-waisted jeans.

Sheer can be more subtle than ever with a boxy lace tee you can only just make out the outline of lingerie underneath.

Fully lean into the trend with a sleeveless top and skirt that are equally boudoir-inspired.

Go sporty by opting for a mesh top and pairing it with equally athletic-inspired pieces like shorts and sneakers.

If you don’t want to reveal too much, layer your sheer top underneath a slip dress. 

Look like you walked right off of the runway with a slightly oversize printed sheer top, tucked into a midi skirt and paired with heels.

Up your denim game by reaching for a sheer lace top instead of a T-shirt next time you’re heading out to Sunday brunch with your friends.

Nothing’s more elegant than head-to-toe black, but make it even more head-turning by slipping into a sheer button-down instead of your opaque go-to.

Add something extra to your head-to-toe monochrome look by slipping into a printed bodysuit that shows off your equally black lingerie.

Whether you’re headed to the office, a party, or a dinner date, layer a deep-V camisole underneath a sheer lace top.

Channel your inner ’90s child with a denim skirt and a sporty bralette. Keep it fun with a sheer top or bodysuit over it all.

When you’ve gotten dressed in a black silk camisole and white silk wrap skirt, consider adding a thin knit that allows you to see what’s underneath.

Play with proportions by topping short denim cutoffs with a longer sheer tunic.

Layer a bustier or strapless top over a sheer bodysuit for a little extra coverage.

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Once you try out the sheer-top trend, you’ll never look back.

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