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 clothing. In 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
Cosabella Edge Cotton Soft Wireless Bra (Sizes S-L), $35-$40, Amazon
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
Hollywood Star Strapless Layer Tube Top (One Size), $5, Amazon
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
Wishlist Floral Non Padded Lace Bralette Crop Top (Sizes S-L), $18, Amazon
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...
Wander Agio Beach Club V-neck Dress Black (One Size), $16, Amazon
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
VamJump Criss Cross Strappy Bralette (Sizes S-XL), $12-$13, Amazon
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
Womens Sexy Floral Crop Top Lace Bustier (Sizes S-L), $7-$8, Amazon
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...
Vintage Hippie Crochet Mini Dress (Sizes S-2XL), $6-8, Amazon
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
Blu Pepper Women's Soft Silky Cami Slip (Sizes S-L), $15, Amazon
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
Dreagal Fashion Halter Hollow Out Padded Bra (One Size), $10, Amazon
For an edgier look, ditch the romantic look altogether and wear a contrasting strappy bra.
4. Wear a Chiffon Wrap Dress With...
Sunward V-neck Long Sleeve Mini Dress (Sizes S-XL), $14, Amazon
Any dress with pockets is a dress I want, and this sheer dressy maxi is on my list.
A Pretty Pastel Lace Bralette
Persun Floral Sheer Eyelash Lace Crop Cami (Sizes S-L), $9-$15, Amazon
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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