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Sheer Delights

Sheer, it’s the SS14 hit that’s making clear headway into the new season. Championed by the A-list and the street style set alike, the barely-there look is loved for its transitional ease and sense of playful elegance. Here, Style Insider covers all the bases on the not-so-covered-up trend.

Less is more. Perhaps the most important rule to remember, sometimes a sliver of skin is all that's needed. Sheer detailing to the arms, shoulders and hemlines make this trend appropriate for every day wear.

Invest in underwear that is meant to be seen. Sports-inspired bralets and micro shorts will stylishly prevent over-exposure. Flesh-coloured slips, meanwhile, offer a more modest approach.

Keep silhouettes simple. Don't over-complicate your look with fussy shapes or overpowering accessories; the trickery lies in the reveal and conceal. Balance a sheer top with a high-waisted skirt or trousers, or opt for peekaboo coordinates.

Do go sheer after-dark. Simply perfect for evenings, gowns and dresses are lent a sensual feel with sheer panelling. Choose ultra-feminine fabrics, such as lace and tulle as well as pretty stripe and polka dot detailing.

Scroll through the gallery above to see our favourite sheer looks. Shop our pick of sheer pieces below.

See the Peekaboo trend in full.

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