Now I have started to research how to use translucent fabrics, I realise that “sheer” looks are all the rage. With these four ensembles I can see six nipples and at least two pairs of knickers (underpants).
I am not sure this is what I had in mind.
In fact when I started to plan an item in translucent fabric I imagined something rather subtle and ethereal, not something slightly indecent. It seems that, as a minor celebrity, in order to get your name in the paper, you must wear an outrageous outfit. This means reaching for something see-through, which nevertheless has a semblance of “evening wear” about it; concoctions with lots of sheer, plenty of stretch, and reels of tape, unusual brassieres (or not) and a certain type of exhibitionism.
To remain “famous” you must be photographed, published and discussed. If a good body is part of your pitch you may need to display it. But I find this sort of stuff very uncool and way too obvious. Somehow the 1960s versions were fun and a little shocking – here are two from Courreges. It is interesting to see very revealing dresses which really rebelled against current fashion codes, were exhibited on a gamine, youthful (flat-chested) model with boyish hair, and flat shoes.
These up to the minute, and in your face, versions strike me as a bit desperate. For some reason I find the thigh shots the most unappealing – they just look wrong as this areas is not normally one we look at – even at the pool.
What do you think?
Is “sheer” a trend you have adopted? If so is there a way of using it in a subtle and attractive way?