How To Wear Sheer Clothing With 12 Great Layering Pieces

Sheer clothes are awesome during the hot, sticky, unbearable months of summer, and they make layering in fall and winter super easy. But the pretty look can be a challenge to style, especially when it comes to knowing what to wear under sheer clothingIn a perfect world (and maybe on a nudist colony), you wouldn’t have to wear anything under your sheer clothing, tops, and dresses. You could just walk around with nothing but a breezy sheer maxi and the confidence to go bare, all while enjoying maximum ventilation. 

While the free-the-nipple campaign has brought us a few steps closer to going bare and braless, there is still more work to be done. For those of you who have already ditched your undergarments, I applaud you. Really, I do. And I’m only saying that with a hint of envy in my voice. For anyone else who's slow to adopt, sheer clothes can be tricky. All we want to know is what bras to wear under sheer clothes. Whatever your style is, from dark and witchy to airy and boho, there is a way to wear sheer clothes and keep your undies intact. Ahead, 12 super helpful accessories that make wearing sheer clothes super easy.

1. Wear A Posh Pussy-Bow Top With...

Famulily Sheer Blouse Long Sleeve Shirt (Sizes S-XL), $12, Amazon

A pussybow blouse is a classic that you can wear for just about any occasion, but in a sheer fabric, it's updated in a cool way.

A Subtle Soft Bra


If you want your bra to go undetected, a nude soft bra (no wires!) won't bunch up under your top.

A Seamless Strapless Tank


A full coverage seamless tank will allow you to wear your sheer top to work or anywhere else you might have to be more aware of a peek-a-boo bra.

A Punchy Neon Bralette


Or, you could say screw modesty and go all out with a lace neon bralette for a bold outfit.

2. Wear A Witchy Tunic With...


A high-low witchy tunic is easy to throw on when the heat makes dressing far too much. Wide sleeves and a lace-up front make this number very American Horror Story: Coven.

A Caged Sports Bra

 
Exxagerate the lace-up front of the tunic with a caged sports bra for an even edgier criss-crossed look.

A Long Lace Trimmed Slip

Zoozie LA Plus Size Full Slip Dress (Sizes XL-3XL), $26-$28, Amazon

If you favor more coverage, this lace trimmed slip dress turns this tunic into a more modest option. 

A Retro Lace Bustier


What packs more attitude than a lacy bustier? With a pair of denim cutoffs and this peeking out from under a sheer tunic, you've got a perfect witchy summer outfit.

3. Wear A Boho Tunic With...


Sheer dressing easily lends itself to amping up the boho vibes, and what could be more bohemian than a sheer, embroidered drop-shoulder tunic?

A Romantic Lace Bralette

Gorgeous All Lace Triangle Bralette Bra (SIzes S-L), $14, Amazon

Play up the romantic look of ivory lace by layering a triangle bralette in a complimentary color underneath.

A Full Coverage Slip


To wear your tunic as a dress, wear a longer nude slip underneath. It's a simple, comfy addition that will keep the breezy, boho look. 

An Edgy Strappy Bra


For an edgier look, ditch the romantic look altogether and wear a contrasting strappy bra

4. Wear a Chiffon Wrap Dress With...


Any dress with pockets is a dress I want, and this sheer dressy maxi is on my list. 

A Pretty Pastel Lace Bralette


Soft tones always pair well, so this powder blue lace bralette will look amazing peeking out from this sheer gray dress.

A Matching Slip Dress

Iconoflash Nylon Long Cami Slip Dress (Plus Size-One Size), $9-$13, Amazon

A matching gray slip dress will be a subtle addition to the dress that won't overshadow it and give you the coverage you want.

A Simple Lace Tank

Camisole Bandeau (S-5X Plus), $24-$35, Amazon

The great thing about a dress like this is that you can wear in open and turn it into a chiffon duster. With this lace tank and a pair of distressed denim shorts, you'll have a cool, airy sheer outfit.

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