Celeb style: Sheer and sexy

BRONWYN WILLIAMS
Last updated 11:17 22/11/2012

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As the Christmas parties roll around, so too does the influx of fiesta-worthy fashion. Here's how to play peekaboo in sheer fabrics that allow you to cover up without losing the sex appeal.

The trend:
It's not like sheer garments are a new trend, but it's something we're seeing more of as the weather warms up. Stella McCartney presented cleverly placed sheer baroque side-panels that tricked the eye and slimmed the physique. At Alexander Wang the sheer panelling was heavily sport-inspired, with crisp white fabrics and barely there sheer sections. The all-over sheer look is perhaps the most simple of the Big Reveal trend, but as seen on Charlize Theron it can also be the most glamorous.

Who's wearing it:
Anja Rubik, Charlize Theron, Rihanna, Beyonce, Emma Stone, Catherine Zeta Jones, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry and Kirsten Stewart. We've even spotted Jude Law in a sheer shirt!

How to wear it:
Anyone can wear this sheer trend, it all depends on what and where. Use sheer side panelling in dresses and tops to create an illusion and visually slim down the silhouette. If you're not too keen to flash your torso then try a top or dress with sheer sleeves. Try layering your sheer garments for a look that seems like you're wearing nothing but actually covering everything. Wear a sheer top with just a lacey bra underneath for a super sexy evening look - just make sure you balance out the sexiness with something a little more conservative on your bottom half. Or if full glamour is the way you'd like to go, then wear nude underwear or a skin-toned slip beneath your sheer pieces for a clean and simple look.

Where to get it:
For chain stores try Max, Glassons, Topshop, Witchery, Forever New, Supre, and Ezibuy. For designer styles try theiconic.com.au, Zimmermann, Superette, Net-a-porter, Helen Cherry at Workshop, or Juliette Hogan.

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