33 Ideas on How to Wear Sheer & See-Through Outfits

See-Through Outfit Ideas for Girls. Pulling off a see-through dress without looking silly or unkempt can be challenging. Even though a sheer dress can offer many opportunities to layer clothes in a stylish manner, it can be tough to put the pieces together.

But as the saying goes, “simplicity is style.” Before you start overthinking how to rock a see-through top or sheer dress, know this: we’ve got you covered! In past years, sheer outfits have spread in the fashion world with increasing momentum. We have seen many celebrities sporting bold see-through outfits. Where some of them have won hearts with their gorgeous dressing sense many have failed badly. To avoid those type of mistakes, check out our tips on how to wear see-through outfits as well as our FAQ at the end of this article. A sheer dress or top can be a gorgeous fashion-forward look. If you are ready to style one of your own, keep reading and we will show you how.

 What to Wear With Sheer Clothes?

Here are some pointers that can be of help.

  • Always, always, always wear nude or skin-colored undergarments… unless your undergarments are a definitive part of the look (like a black bra under a sheer black dress or top). This is key, especially for sheer white dresses.
  • Consider wearing a slip underneath your sheer dress if you want to conceal all hints of undergarments.
  • Avoid wearing see-through or sheer clothing to work or work-related events as they are usually perceived as inappropriate. (Unless you work in the fashion industry and then it may be different.)
  • Wearing a sheer outfit doesn’t equate to immodesty. You can wear the right underclothes and add a sheer tunic to jazz up the look.
  • You can be bold and flaunt your skin too if you want.
  • Be confident and fearless with your fashion. Style and experiment until you find the right look for you!

Now, let’s look at some outfits!

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Wearing a see-through top or dress might seem a little daunting at first. So we have compiled 33 gorgeous outfits to show you just how it’s done. Check them out!

↓ 33 – Blazer & Chucks

For a casual everyday ensemble, you can rock whether you’re shopping at Target or attending church, throw on a sheer leopard print midi dress with some Chucks and a sleek black blazer. Chic but comfy!

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↓ 32 – Sheer Polka Dot Dress

If you love a polka dot dress, make it summer-ready by shifting to a sheer little number! Not only will you feel nice and cool (even with long sleeves) but you’ll feel breezy and cute, too. Pair with ballet flats for ultra style.

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↓ 31 – Frilly Baby Blue Dress for Spring

Pop on a filly blue frock for all your springtime semi-casual events. This lovely little number is partially sheer and would make a great option for a wedding, a birthday party, or a house party. Pair with pumps or see-through mules.

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↓ 30 – Street Style See-Through Dress

Instead of wearing just a crop top with a pair of blue jeans, wear a sheer net overcoat with it. This way you’ll add some sass and style to the overall look. Here are 27 Sheer Outfits for Clubbing.

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↓ 29 – See-Through Maxi

A see-through loose maxi that reaches the ankles would give the ultimate Greece goddess look. Wear a plain one of a muted tone. This is a good example of wearing a slip or nude undergarments to let the sheer dress take center stage without any distracting bra or underwear outlines.

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↓ 28 – How to Wear a See-Through Long Skirt

See-through long skirts look cute and unique. Go for a sheer one and ditch the chiffon one. In summer, it would help you feel comfy as well. For this look, pop on a pair of short shorts (in the same color as your skirt) or even a shorter slip skirt beneath your maxi-length sheer shirt.

Do check out these Outfits with Sheer Skirts.

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↓ 27 – Sheer Frock for Party Night

Taylor Swift has been a fashion icon for many teen girls. No wonder she has. This lass knows how to rock her outfits. Look at how stylishly she has worn a sheer frock over her printed skirt and blouse. Wear heels or pumps with the dress for a flawless look.

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↓ 26 – Sheer Outfit Ideas for Formal Dinners

There are several ways you can style your sheer outfit. You can wear a tunic over shorts and a spaghetti strapped top. Or wear a see-through gown. There are lots of styles out there and lots of colors too. A black one is the most graceful and therefore, it wins the race of style. Here are 24 Ways to Dress Up for Dinner Date.

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↓ 25 – Sheer Lace Dress for the Beach

Lace dresses look pretty and give you the delicate look. Going for a sheer lace dress would be a great idea. The style is trendy, casual, and modish despite being around for quite some time. Wear a skin-colored undergarment beneath for the sophisticated look.

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↓ 24 – Sheer Blouse for Teens

Adding a sheer blouse over your top with either jeans or shorts can make for a very versatile look. Sheer tops plus jeans equal to a graceful yet cool look. Don’t miss out on these Outfit Ideas For Teen Girls In Summer.

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↓ 23 – Sheer White Dress for Lunch Date

A sheer white dress would look serene and pretty. Notice the slip skirt in the same shade of white for under the skirt.

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↓ 22 – Sheer Floral Dress for Spring

Flowery embroidery or design on a sheer dress looks stunning. The print is evergreen and the style is ultra-modern. Especially in summer. Here are some cute Spring Outfits With Floral Jackets that you can use to layer your sheer dresses.

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↓ 21 – Casual Sheer Black Dress

Black makes for a tough and classy look. A sheer black tunic worn over a fitted plain black dress would make for a stunning ensemble. Nude makeup would look ideal with this outfit.

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↓ 20 – Sheer Crochet Dress for Summers

For the voguish look, throw on a sheer crochet dress over black undergarments. This is a daring inner-city look you could try next time you go clubbing.

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↓ 19 – Celebrity Style Sheer Gown

Jennifer Lopez has rocked sheer ensembles on many occasions and she has never failed to impress. While this gown is a little daring for the average formal dress wearer, something in the same vicinity would be a fashion-forward look you will feel like a million bucks wearing. Remember nude undergarments and consider Spanx if you want to feel a little more covered up.

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↓ 18 – Modest Sheer Sundress

This Victoria’s Secret model has sported a sheer sundress in a very sleek and snazzy manner. Red has never looked more stunning!

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↓ 17 – Beach Outfit

Rather than wearing a simplistic and boring two-piece beach outfit, jazz up the look by throwing on a sheer tunic over it. Here are some sexy Hollywood Celebrities Beach Outfits to be inspired.

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↓ 16 – Sheer Wedding Dress

Go for a sheer wedding dress. You’re sure to get a hold of the strings of everyone’s hearts. The look is very eye-catching and will be unforgettable in photographs.

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↓ 15 – Sheer Mini Dress for Travelling

A tight sheer mini dress for a chic look. Throw on a hat for cheering up the look even more.

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↓ 14 – Summer Dress

Summer and sheer clothing items go hand in hand. The warm season calls for light clothing and sheer does the magic perfectly. Wear a sheer dress in summer. The airy outfit would keep you cool and feeling stylish. Pair with chunky heels and keep the rest of your look simple and understated. Here are some awesome Girls Summer Home Wear ideas.

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↓ 13 – Sheer Urban Outfit

If you love a girly grunge look, this one is for you. Pairing elements of goth with grunge and even classic femininity, this is one unforgettable look you’ll feel amazing in.

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↓ 12 – Sheer Glitter Dress

A sparkly sheer maxi would make for an elegant look. Notice the bodysuit quality to it which will conceal undergarments. However, you should still stick with a nude bra and underwear to prevent any slips.

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↓ 11 – Sheer Cocktail Dress

After party outfit? Choose to wear a sheer cocktail one. The look is mesmerizing and stylish. Here are 27 Dresses to Wear at a Cocktail Party.

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↓ 10 – Formal Tulle Dress

For your next formal affair, consider this glittering and eye-catching tulle dress with its sheer skirt. Pair with nude heels.

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↓ 9 – Ultra-Fancy Layered Dress

While this look might be a little edgy for prom, it is perfect for an upscale fashion event or after-prom look. Look for a dress with a neckline you are comfortable with, especially in view of the sheer skirts.

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↓ 8 – Selena Gomez Evening Dress

For the evening event, wear a sheer outfit. Look at how fabulous Selena Gomez looks in this sheer black dress. Check out these 25 Celebrities All Black outfits Styles for Fall to Copy.

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↓ 7 – Plus-Size Sheer Dress

Ashley Graham confidently rocked a body-hugging sheer outfit inspiring all the curvy ladies to embrace see-through clothing with confidence.

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↓ 6 – See-Through Midi Dress

For the fancy look, follow Hailee Steinfeld. Put on a sheer midi dress for the look of a diva. Check out these 16 Cute Outfits To Wear With Midi Skirts.

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↓ 5 – See-Through Corset Dress

For the extra glam look, wear a see-through corset dress. You could wear it as a wedding dress or even prom dress!

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↓ 4 – Sheer Party Outfit

A dyed sheer outfit would suit the party scene perfectly. Here’s a great collection of House Party Outfits.

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↓ 3 – Casual Sheer Dress

Throw on a sheer tunic over a black top and shorts for the classy casual look.

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↓ 2 – Street Style Outfit

For the ideal street style look, wear a sheer gown over your mini skirt and top. Slip into a pair of buckled boots to make the look even more stylish.

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↓ 1 – Daring Celebrity Outfit

For our final look, another celebrity-inspired ensemble! (Celebrities really love their sheer dresses, don’t they?) This gown is super daring and would only suit a very fashion-forward gal. We suggest wearing a dress like this to a fashion event or an upscale formal event.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about how to wear see-through outfits. Don’t see your question here? Let us know in the comments below!

Q. How do you wear see-through clothes?

A. We hope this article gave you some solid guidance on this question. However, here are some hard and fast things to keep in mind.

  • Wear skin-colored undergarments unless they are a part of your look. (For example, a black bra under a sheer black top as seen in outfits #2 and #8.)
  • If your bra is a part of the look, try to go for a very non-bra looking bra. Avoid your basic Walmart tee-shirt bra and consider a bralette or lace affair that gives it some extra oomph. Try also to avoid little metal claps on your straps or other standout features that will detract from your overall fashion statement.
  • Wear a slip or other basic piece under your see-through top or dress if you want to give no hint of your undergarments. They can be skin-colored or the same color as the sheer piece itself.

Q. How do you wear a white see-through dress?

A. White see-through dresses can be beachy and casual (like in outfits #14 and #15) or they can be very formal (like in outfits #23 and #25). Depending on the look you are going for will determine how you style your look. Remember the Spanx trick if you want a very sleek look for formal wear or pop a see-through dress over your bathing suit for cute beachwear style.

Q. Is it OK to wear a see-through dress?

A. Typically yes. But in some environments, a see-through dress would be quite inappropriate (i.e. to work or as a wedding guest, a child-related event or funeral, to name a few). Keep this in mind when considering this type of dress.

Q. How do you hide your bra in a see-through shirt?

A. To hide your bra under a see-through shirt, you have a few options:

  1. Wear a thin tank top or cami in the same color as your see-through shirt.
  2. Wear a nude or skin-colored tank top or cami beneath your see-through shirt.
  3. Always wear a nude or skin-colored bra under a see-through shirt.

Did we answer all your questions? Are you ready to rock a see-through top or dress? Which outfit was your favorite? Let us know!


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