I Never Knew I'd Be So Into This Fearless Trend—21 Items That Converted Me


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I think of myself as pretty open to experimenting with new trends. (I am a fashion editor after all.) Generally speaking, I tend to dress on the more conservative side, so when a deluge of ethereal sheer pieces started appearing on the fall 2022 runways (and has appeared en masse at every fashion week thereafter), there’s no denying I felt slightly intimidated. Can I master this daring new trend? Do I want to? The answer is 100% yes—I'm drawn to the delicate and diaphanous styles that have ruled on the latest runways like moths to a flame!

The key to pulling off the trend is all in the styling. Various designers showed us that sheer skirts paired with opaque tights, knit sweaters, and pointed-toe pumps is an outfit match made in heaven—nowhere was this more apparent that on the Miu Miu fall 2023 runways. We’re still ogling over the wearable sheer ensembles.

For fall 2023, sheer skirts in particular are dominating our favorite retailers, and the recent spring 2024 runways informed us that the romantic trend is here to stay, with designers from Prada to Altuzarra, Bevza, and Jil Sander (to name but a few) bringing into play everything from sheer overlay dresses to minimalist see-through blouses. 

I never thought I’d be so into this fearless trend, but these outstanding looks and products below have absolutely converted me (and perhaps they’ll convert you too). Be prepared to be daring.


On the F/W 23 Runway:
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On the Recent S/S 24 Runway:
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On the Fashion Set:
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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.