TRENDS: Sheer & Lace

Sheer fashion was en-vogue in 2006 and now it’s back and set to be one of the hottest trends 2010 with plenty of celebs already wearing it.

However, with a real seductive twist, the new sheer is far from the demure look of the past where it was particular elements of an item that were see through and these seldom revealed anything.

Heatons lace tier dress (£18)
Heatons lace tier dress (£18)

This time round it’s a lot more sensual but don’t worry it’s not all about transparent items that scream look at me but more layers….double wrap-overs and delicate feminine drapery.

Be careful though as elegance really is the key to wearing sheer this year so team it with tailored trousers or boyfriend jeans to keep the look sophisticated and under worked.

River Island Cherie lace top (£32.99)

And of course don’t forget the modern detail – lace. This age-old fabric can often make an outfit look dated but worn correctly it can add glamour and sophistication.

If you’re looking for something new to try for 2010….make it sheer, make it lace.

BHS Black short sleeved sheer shrug, (£25)
ASOS, Lace Print Bodycon Dress (£28)
Bonmarche Sheer Blouse £19
Dorothy Perkins, Lace detail boot (£42)
Evans, Beaded Kimono Dress, (£55)
George at ASDA, Lace Shift Dress, (£18)
Heatons lace smock dress (£18)
Jane Norman, lucky no7 lace vest (£25)
Jane Norman,lace floral trim prom dress (£45)
JunctionOne.Clockwork Orange grey victoriana dress
Lace leggins £30 from Dorothy Perkins available at Tempest
Littlewoods Bird print sheer sleeve tea dress £45
Matalan, Et Vous ottoman bow dress (£30)

Miss Selfridge, Dip Dye Lace Dress (£45)
Next, Lace Print Jeans (£26)
NV Cropped Lace Top, black £14.99
NV Lace Bib Dress Cream, £17.99
NV Lace Dress, Black (also available in pink) £19.99
NV Over Lace Dress Purple (also available in black) £14.99
NV Zip Back Lace Top, Black £9.99
Pink lace dress £45 available from Dorothy Perkins at Tempest
Wallis, Black Lace Tassel Dress(£65)

By Gemma Garrett
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