No shame: see-through dresses are taking over the streets (and they’re here to stay)
Sensual, fun and very modern. The trend for the coming months is not consensual, but it is ideal for those willing to take risks.
“Does my chest bother you? But they are covered in Swarovski crystals.” In 2014, when Rihanna showed up in a see-through dress to accept the CFDA Fashion Icon of the Year award, she had her answer ready. Although the look became a pop culture staple, the artist received disparaging comments for several weeks.
Almost 10 years later, see-through clothing has become a major trend. There are no tracks as revealing as that of the Caribbean singer and entrepreneur, of course. We are not even talking about such lavish proposals. But from see-through sheer dresses to designs with fabric details that reveal a bit of skin, the style has adapted to the everyday.
The way we look at what we wear has changed dramatically in the post-pandemic scenario. Clothing consumption habits, heavily influenced by back-to-back lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, continue to exude sensuality and shameless boldness.
The numbers don’t lie. According to Klarna, an online shopping service, sales of see-through dresses increased by about 103 percent last year. Search engine Tagwalk estimates that 77 percent of fashion designers have included clear coordinates in their collections, enhancing their distinctiveness.
rihanna’s sheer swarovski dress to accept the fashion award at the 2014 CFDA Awards pic.twitter.com/SoXau2NCdS
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From time to time, it only takes one fashion show to spark a wave of similar presentations. In this case, the spread of the trend began with Fendi’s autumn-winter 2022 collection, presented in February – an influence that was felt in the shows dedicated to the warm season of 2023.
While British designer Molly Goddard presented transparent tulle dresses, Valentino did it with chiffon and Lanvin with lots of glitter. Italy’s Miu Miu, considered the brand of the year 2022, continued to bet on clean two-piece sets. Even Chanel, known for its most classic designs, bets on a little visible skin without abandoning the brand’s visual codes.
Kate Moss, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski are some examples of celebrities who took on the street trend without hesitation. At the moment, the looks chosen by the models are garnering praise, but the same was not the case with Florence Pugh.
In July 2022, the actress caused controversy thanks to the choice of model she used to attend the Valentino Haute Couture show in Rome. The chiffon dress, in a shade known as Valentino Pink PP, left the actress’ nipples visible – a lesson Rihanna was learning.
Criticism began to pour in, with several people annoyed by an indecent choice. However, the backlash hasn’t bothered the ‘Black Widow’ actress, who has been hailed as an example of fearless style.
On a red carpet, the best way to wear see-through clothing is to not cover your body underneath. In all other cases a less provocative styling is needed and there are countless options: you can wear a bodice or bodice that always flatters the bust, sensual lace pieces such as a bralette, or even a bodysuit and tracksuit.
Cold weather isn’t enough to stop sheer pieces from hitting the streets, be it dresses or blouses. Therefore, NiT conducted a survey to help her and selected some proposals that are sold in Portugal. Click through the gallery to discover them.
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