Going sheer can be a scary proposition – the fear of looking tacky or even believing that you have to have a model physique to pull it off. Well, we’d like you to know that you do not, in fact need to have Duckie Thot’s body to conquer this tricky trend. When done well, going sheer can actually look extremely feminine and ethereal. Check out some of the most stylish ways to trial this trend now, as inspired by some of your faves.

Choose a diaphanous dress like Tiwa Savage and layer over a plain tee for instant casual cool.

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Opt for a flirty tulle number like Palesa Mhlaba, add some edge with a leather jacket or go for a classic vibe with pearls and loose waves.


Go monochromatic and feminine in all blush like Sade Akinosho


For an edgier look, pair dark mesh with a high waisted skirt and a sleek pixie like Yvonne Nwosu.


Take your cue from Toke Makinwa. Sheer detailing on a top positively screams directional fashion

A fashion forward take on the collar shirt and skirt styling trend.

Palesa is the queen of sheer veils – this time worn over a shirt dress.

Delicate sheer detailing takes a dark turn in this sheer yoke on Silvia Njoki‘s black shift dress. This is an awesome date night option.

Fisayo Longe shows us three ways to effortlessly style sheer pieces – from a boldly printed organza bishop sleeve number to a delicate tule piece worn two ways.

Always fashionable, Stephanie Coker Aderinokun goes clear effortlessly from day to night in covetable pieces from Re Lagos.

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