Tempted by transparency but afraid of revealing too much? Michael Kors shares his see-through rules..
Be sexy, not naked.
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Do balance revealing pieces with covered-up ones, like Kerry Washington’s skirt.
Don’t show a lot of skin at the same time. Sheer + bare = TMI.
Experiment with sheer prints
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Do match lingerie to your skin when wearing a dress like this one from MM Couture by Miss Me. Don’t match your underpinnings to the print—you’ve got enough going on.
Embrace some lace
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Do know black lace is the easiest sheer fabric to wear. Or try gray or navy, as Blake Lively and Mia Wasikowska did. Don’t sport head-to-toe white lace unless you’re familiar with the lyrics to “Like a Virgin.” Ecru and ivory are better options for nonbridal moments.
Try a long-sleeve chiffon blouse
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Do wear a solid cami underneath, as Florence Welch is doing. It's a look that works, very Catherine Deneuve. Don’t layer lacy camisoles and bras under transparent tops for day—only at night.
Bring sheer to the beach
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Do pair a see-through skirt with a longer top as a cover-up. Don't layer sheer over a flesh-toned suit. You don’t want to disappear!