What to Wear Under or Over Sheer Clothing?

At 18:00, the red carpet began. You’re somewhere in the crowd, eyeing the attendees and their flamboyant outfits. Her thighs, her flat belly, and her upper bust shine through a nude-colored sheer dress, revealing her beige undergarments.

As you get closer to get a closer look at this stunning lady, you’ll find that you’re not the only one fascinated by her beauty.

The camera is flashing at her. Men stare at her. No other woman is left behind. For some, their eyes dilate in complete disapproval, while some have a glint of admiration in their eyes.

A woman wearing a white top and thin pants

I don’t care what they think of her. Instead, she admires her beautiful audacity.

A woman wearing a transparent two-piece top and pants with a hat

It’s like that kind of reaction costume.

Wearing a transparent dress in public requires a certain amount of guts. In today’s world, this trend has become normal, but I think you’ll agree that some people still consider it racy.

Rear view of a woman wearing thin heeled trousers

But should you give in to their standards or wear what you love? Even if it means showing the world some of your glamorous body parts?

A woman wearing a light red dress

The answers to the above questions are:

Make something that fits your style.

woman wearing green light green dress

If your style is all about going completely sheer or revealing a little skin, by all means do so. You can rock a sheer dress, top, or pants.


Miley Cyrus wore a sheer black dress to the VMAs

It’s easy and shows you how to pull off anything (and disapproval) without being shy when you get the admiring gaze.

come with me.

What is Sheer Clothing?

A woman in a sheer dress on the Grammy Awards red carpet

If you’re a fan of body positivity and skin-baring clothing, sheer dresses should be on your to-do list. Georgette, lace, gauze, batiste, cotton lawn, voile, thin nylon, thin polyester, mesh, mesh, muslin, etc.

Woman wearing black sheer jumpsuit with heels

They are often offered as tops, dresses, skirts, jumpsuits, and pants.

A woman wearing a light skirt and a jacket

These clothes are statement pieces. Wearing it around town or anywhere means you’re ready to turn heads.

Smiling woman wearing sweater and silver sheer dress

And if you really are, let’s see…

How to take off a sheer dress, top, or bottom

Woman wearing black crop top and sheer leggings pants

Sheer dresses are a great fun item to boost your confidence without looking racy.

Woman wearing boots and black sheer clothes on the street

Base layers and outerwear add a subtle understatement to sheer clothing. Celebrity stylist Danyul Brown said best in an interview. Instyle:

“With the right underwear and baselayers, sheer clothes can fit in any wardrobe, even those that lean to the understated side.”

Danyur Brown

Woman wearing sheer top and sheer miniskirt with skirt

So don’t give up on sheer dresses because they’re too risky for you. Use these tips and rock them for an understated or bold look (depending on your personal style).

A woman wearing a light dress and a jacket

1. Start small

The actress in the green sheer dress at the Emmy Awards

Instead of wearing 100% see-through dresses, start with clothes that are see-through or have minimal see-through.

A woman wearing a light top and white pants

This could be a sheer top, bottoms, or dress that is half see-through and half covered.

Doing this allows you to exude edgy style without completely leaving your comfort zone.

2. Choose the best base layer for your sheer top

Woman wearing light white top and jeans

If you plan on wearing a sheer top, keep a black or beige bra on hand.

You can also wear a nude bra or a bra that is the same color as your top.

Woman wearing purple sheer top and orange pants

Also, if you don’t like showing your bra, wear a tank top or singlet over it. This way, what you see underneath the transparent top is the tank top, not the skin or the bra.

3. Wear a base layer with sheer bottoms

Woman wearing bra top and sequin see-through pants

For see-through skirts, shorts, and pants, there are several baselayers to choose from.

High-waisted briefs cover your stomach and buttocks, while leggings and jeans provide full coverage for your lower body.

Woman wearing top and light midi skirt

Bum shorts or mini skirts act as a small layer to cover your lower body. It’s short enough to show off your thighs down to your legs, and long enough to cover your waist and buttocks to accentuate your light clothing.

Likewise, bodysuits do more than just cover your lower body. It works as a top for your upper body and isn’t needed unless you’re layering.

4. Wear a base layer with sheer dresses

Rihanna wore a sheer black dress while pregnant

What you wear under a light dress depends a lot on how much skin you want to expose. Let’s look at some of them.

Matching high-waisted briefs and bra/tank top set

woman wearing sheer long dress

This option allows you to cover your lower body while still showing just the right amount of skin. Consider pairing a tank top with high-rise briefs if you don’t want to expose your belly.

No briefs? no problem. Pair your tank top with short tights, a miniskirt, or bum shorts. But make it a matching set for more effect.

wear a slip dress underneath

woman wearing short sheer dress

Your dress is so sheer that you don’t want to risk wearing it? Layer up with a short slip dress to be the center of attention.

wear a bodysuit underneath

A woman wearing a transparent long dress with a slit

This is a great option if you want something tight-fitting that covers your body enough to create the look of a neat sheer dress. please. Anyone is welcome.

Use a sheer dress to layer another outfit

Woman wearing black midi sheer dress

Sheer dresses can also be used to layer a complete outfit.

Woman wearing light dress with hat and sunshade

Leggings, skirts, or jeans provide a good amount of coverage for your lower body. do you know what this means? You can flash your upper body without exposing too much.

Wear with beachwear

woman in sleeveless sheer dress

You can even layer a bikini with a sheer dress the next time you’re relaxing at the beach.

In this way, you create the illusion of no underwear, making your eyes bulge out more at the thought of nothing underneath your transparent dress.

5. Layer Sheer Costumes

A woman wearing a light dress and a white jacket

Layering isn’t just stylish or convenient in cold weather. It’s a trick to show modest wearing with a sense of sheer.

So don’t hesitate to wear a suit jacket, shirt, denim jacket, or blazer over a light dress, top, pants, or skirt.

Woman wearing dress over pink sheer top

You can also wear a sweater around your neck, or wear a slip dress or pinafore over the see-through.

6. Just… Damn What They Say

Lizzo rocking a thin dress

These tips are here as a guide, but they don’t change a single fact.

Fashion has no rules.

So if following these tips feels far from you, feel free to do so, even if it means wearing just one light dress with laces or underwear.

woman in pink light dress

You’ll grab attention, break the internet, and wag your tongue. But…

Knock yourself out as long as you feel confident and comfortable enough to pull it off.

But don’t leave just yet. Feast your eyes on some sheer outfits we couldn’t help but curate for you.

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