How To Style Sheer Skirts for Summer

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Published: June 4, 2024

Last season was all about billowing gowns and lingerie-inspired details. This season, it's sheer skirts in varying hues, shapes and sizes featuring floral appliqué and other feminine designs. A versatile wardrobe staple, the sheer skirt trend will see you through everything from a day at the beach to a night out on the town. Ahead, we breakdown the runway trend and share our tips on styling it for the best sartorial payoff.

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Bustier and Boots

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

Forget everything you think you know about tulle skirts. This season, the once soft and feminine garment is transformed into an emblem of irreverence. For instance, Chanel sent models down the runway wearing tulle skirts paired with bustier tops and leather boots, leaning more towards grunge as opposed to coquette-core. To cop this look, opt for statement pieces and wear it in complementary hues and materials.

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Atticus Bow-Embellished Top, $224, STAUD

Sheer Skirts for Summer: How To Style Them

Asymmetric-Design Tiered-Skirt, $2,250,

Sheer Skirts for Summer: How To Style Them

Lambskin High Boots (Light Blue), $3,180, Chanel

Chic Cardigans

Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Herrera

If you're into classy-chic styles, then you'll love the lace skirt and cardigan combo that was seen in the Carolina Herrera spring/summer show. You could do like the American brand and pair your sheer lace skirt with a cashmere cardigan in the same shade, or opt for a crisp white shirt and wear it with a blazer. Either way, let your skirt do all the talking.

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Ribbed Singlet Top, $503, Jacquemus

Long Sleeved Cropped Cardigan, $189, Jacquemus

Sheer Skirts for Summer: How To Style Them

Embellished Corded Lace Midi Skirt, $4,403, Caroline Hererra

Studio Kate Leather Ballerina Flats (Cream), $90, Pedro

Sporty Chic

Photo: Courtesy of Supriya Lele

Get ready to spice up your summer with this racy look. Recreate it with the buttery soft Fits Everybody set from SKIMS, made with stretchy fabric follows the contours of your body. Complete the look with a sheer flowing maxi skirt for added flair—a versatile look for both your beach outings and coffee runs.

Fits Everybody Thong (Talc), $28, SKIMS

Fits Everybody Scoop Bralette (Talc), $38, SKIMS

The Ayame Maxi Skirt, $174, lovewave

Lace and Leather Combo

Photo: Courtesy of Erdem

Give your wardrobe a fun twist for your late night out. Think beaded shirts, studded leather jackets and a pair of quirky shoes. Whether it's a pop of neon lime-green, or a play of textured outer wears, these pieces not only add bling to your outfit, but make for good conversation starters at parties.

Beaded Cropped Shirt, $550, Forte Forte

Ace Biker Jacket, $190, Lioness

Lia Sheer Skirt, $160, Lovers and Friends

Trendy Tiers

Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

Do like Louis Vuitton and take the maximalist approach to this trend by layering your sheer skirts. Complete the look with a bomber jacket and a chunky belt to match. This look will easily take you from day to night, as long as your remember to put on your heels for added oomph.

Varsity Jacket, $251, Line & Dot

Lecce Tie-Up Leather Belt (Natural), $270, Isabel Marant

Sheer Skirts for Summer: How To Style Them

Bicolor Fluid Silk Tiered Skirt , $8,400, Louis Vuitton

See-Through Sleek

Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy

Givenchy offers a contemporary cool take on the trend: Sheer from top to toe, with a long structured jacket to keep things interesting—and warm. Bonus points for pieces with appliqués.

Oversized Suit Blazer, $440, Helsa

Short-Sleeved Sheer Knitted Top, $816, Maison Margiela

Sheer Skirts for Summer: How To Style Them

Skirt in Floral Dévoré Satin Jersey (Black and Purple), $4,050, Givenchy

Ami de Coeur-Embroidered Sheer Socks, $89, AMI Paris

J'Adior Slingback Flat, $1450, Dior

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