Monday, February 21

Trendspotting: Sheer-Paneled White Dresses

Long-sleeved mini dresses have been popular for a while, as I've pointed out here and here, I even specifically pointed out the popularity of white ones here, but a new trend has emerged: those with sheer sleeves.

I think it could look great in the office, depending on the cut and style of the dress, as well as the amount of pure sheer-ness.  Take a gander:
From left: Minka Kelly in a pleated mini, peep-toe heels and a turquoise cocktail ring; Emily Blunt n a sheer white dress, Amrapali jewels and nude heels: Kerry Washington in a blush Herve Leger by Max Azria bandage dress, Alexis Bittar earrings and Rene Caovilla sandals.
I think Minka looks great, and would look perfect in the office!  But if you happen to have a more conservative workplace, just throw on some tights or a jacket and you are good to go.  Emily's sheer panels are definitely too prominent, but the dress is cut perfectly otherwise.  If you find one like hers out there, wear a jacket during the day, and take it off for happy hour to keep it appropriate.  Kerry looks hot, but her dress is is just too tight and sexy, but it may be great for an after-work event  Tread lightly!

Here are some examples of where to get your own:
 From left: Jessica Simpson Cascading Rose Dress, originally $138.00, on sale for $103.50; Topshop White Sheer Sleeve Shift Dress, $100.00. 

And to keep the focus on the dress, wear nude shoes, like the celebs above!

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