Making Our Sheer Tops Look Good for a Fancy Time
Quote of the day: “It’s one thing to be envied and quite another to be admired” – Anonymous
I didn’t mean to style all 3 of us in white along with our sheer tops for this category. It’s usually a surprise when it happens like this!! Of course it is summer, and to me that means pulling out the white items even more than normal!
Let’s talk about sheer tops for a minute. Of course there are tons of variations. You can probably tell from all of the photos that none of ours are extremely sheer. However, they are also sheer enough that none of us would be comfortable wearing them without something underneath (besides just a bra). I can imagine some women thinking that they don’t want another layer in the summer. Thus, I found some tops in the shopping section below that are only sheer in the sleeves! See—I am good for something!!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: So here’s the tunic with the matching tank underneath it. It’s hard to tell, but the tank has the same floral pattern on it, and almost makes the print look shadowy. The bonus was that I didn’t even realize the tunic came with the tank when I purchased it, so it was like a free gift!!
This was a date night (or should I say date happy hour?) at PF Changs for hubby & I! I usually put on a skirt or dress, but I thought I’d change it up and stick with jeans. Besides this was actually the first time I wore this sheer tunic, and I wasn’t sure how it’d look with other items since it was so long in the back. (It took me days to figure out the “tie it up at my waist” trick that I showed in the casual post).
This purse was my grandmother’s purse—she had given a bunch of her clutches to my mother in the past, and now they are being handed down to me! Don’t you just love sentimental items?
Jeans: Lou & Grey (similar here)~~Tunic: WHBM (similar here or here in white)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: The Limited (similar here)~~Purse: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Ever since I did the post about layering a shirt over a dress (see it here if you are interested), I try to remember this option for styling! It’s a great way to make our dresses more versatile! For Nancy’s look we just tied the ends of the shirt in a knot in the front.
So really Nancy’s shirt has been the most versatile, because she got to wear it opened like a jacket, closed like a blouse and now tied at the waist!
And does everyone have a fit and flare dress? I think this is one style that can look wonderful on most body types! It has great movement in the skirt portion, yet isn’t so overpowering on the top portion. You’ll get to see this dress even more in two weeks!
Dress: Xhileration (similar here)~~Top: Zanzea from NewChic (similar here in its print, but here in the shape)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here in opposite colorway or here with a wider strap)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: I think that yellow and white is such a summery look for anyone! Of course I wanted to add in another color for some pizzazz and interest. Three colors seems more adultish to me—definitely a personal opinion!!
Mom thinks the necklace is older than I am—it’s those plastic beads that were very popular in the 50’s? (so yes, then they’d be older than me!!).
Although I really like this color combination, I think this is my least favorite of mom’s sheer tops outfits. The skirt is not huge on her, but it’s not as fitted as the other looks and since the shirt is more loose, I feel like she almost gets lost in it.
Skirt: Virtue (similar here with fun slits)~~Top: Charming Charlies (similar here in a floral)~~Shoes: Dana Buchman (similar here with a gold toe)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here fantastic deal!)
While sheer tops may be thought of as a sexy item, I think we’ve shown how they can be dressed up, yet very modest!
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I found items with sheer sleeves only—thus if you love the idea of having your arms covered, but don’t want to wear something else under your shirt—I’ve got you covered-ha ha!