I love to play with texture and sheer elements. Not only does sheer fabric keep me cool in summer, it often creates a great visual effect and adds something special to an outfit. A sheer top is also perfect for those who like to cover their arms while still staying cool.

The newest top in my collection of sheer items combines both sheer and asymmetry and is the perfect layering piece. It’s made of a double cotton mash and is super sheer so you will need to wear a cami underneath.  I layered it with my favorite Preen skirt.

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A sheer top like this is also perfect to combine with white for an all-white look, which is very fashionable right now. The sheer layers make the outfit more textural and interesting. Add a few accessories and you have a great look.

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It’s also perfect to combine with pastels. I enjoy combining white with gray like the gray jacket I showed you earlier.

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This is another blouse that makes great use of sheer elements and creates a great play with texture and design. (More details of this outfit here)

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This used to be my favorite top (until I lost it on one of my trips). It’s quite sheer as it was made from a thin linen fabric and covers just enough. (More details of this outfit here)

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The top that inspired this article is from the brand Porto. It’s available in many colors.

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Do you like to wear a sheer top?


Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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