Sheer and See-Through Looks on the Runway

This enticing summer trend let you show a little skin without taking anything off.

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Cut-outs and peek-a-boo details have been a major trend of late, but summer's enticing sheer and see-through looks let you show a little skin without taking anything off. At Richard Chai, a flirty bandeau top is layered beneath a sheer nude tee.
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Anna Sui's boho spring collection included sophisticated semi-sheer pieces like this mixed media sundress with a crocheted bodice.
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An ethereal silver-gray maxi at Bottega Veneta allows just a peek of lingerie to show through.
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At Chloe, see-through ballerina skirts showed off mid-length white tunics and button-downs.
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Derek Lam's sheer leopard-print maxi dress added a touch of the exotic to his Americana-inspired collection.
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A semi-sheer lace blouse from Erdem would give any outfit a cheeky Victorian feel.
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Ricardo Tisci put a sophisticated spin on his rock n' roll chicks by layering motorcycle jackets over long silk skirts and dresses.
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John Galliano swathed models in candy-colored lace and embroidered sheer silks for his spring 2011 collection.
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Alber Elbaz played with unusual draping techniques for spring, gathering this sheer burgundy dress right at the neck to create an effortless, beachy effect.
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Phillip Lim's sheer trench inspired a number of knockoffs, but nobody could recreate the unusual nubby-yet-see-through texture.
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Prabal Gurung's white silk dress with flattering sheer sleeves would be a clever choice for a modern bride.
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Proenza Schouler balanced bold and soft design elements with semi-sheer separates accented in black and highlighter yellow.
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At Rochas, evening looks were given a lingerie-like feel with panels of sheer silk exposing gorgeous bra tops underneath.
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Thakoon paired ladylike pieces with techie fabrics and metallics for a fresh take on classic spring silhouettes, like this cardigan and pencil skirt.
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Yigal Azrouel layered lacy pieces like this white crew-neck top over bandeau bras for a modern punk look.
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