I doubt it is very transparent. Just slightly. Enough to make it interesting. Its not see through really. If she was wearing skin colored undies you would see nothing. But I like her daring. Its like wearing a black bra under a white shirt.
Funny to read those comments which seem coming from people who don’t see that bra element in this specific picture is not a need for breast support, nor a sexual provocation, not question of a beach or city dress code, nothing to do with morality or ethics… come on! this C. XXI, there’s also one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world…the girl has an elegant body and attitude, the weather seems to be very nice, and the variation of activities to do there is not restricted to office work only! So why it seems to still make a lot of noise to anybody body, the fact of not wearing bra like in this case, why!
I wasnt making a statement of morality. The human body is miraculous, amazing. For me, fashion is about the clothes, about enticing interest and imagination via the act of covering yourself. So from a standpoint of fashion, this just doesn’t intrigue me at all.
I absolutely agree with you! This is a very tasteful , in it’s own way, combination. Americans tend to be so touchy when it comes to bra less women. it’s like some people never left their hometown. If you spend some time in NYC, you see nothing wrong with this look. Young, stylish and daring. No vulgarity here.
Love the duo-toned feel of this shot – all earthy browns and burgundies. And… yes, a gutsy minimalist outfit, but given the humid heat that comes with a NYC summer, I think that must also feel incredibly refreshing. ;)
In view of children…? How is that a problem? This is what boobs looks like, children don’t take any harm as long as moralizing adults don’t instill a sense of shame in them. Great shot btw. The outfit only works because she is thin though, there would probably be much more outrage if she had bigger boobs and a tummy.
the time in her life for wearing this dress is so brief…just old enough to carry it off with polish and confidence, just young enough to bring freshness to it. I imagine her future self saying “remember that dress I wore in New York? It was completely sheer!”
She may have the slender, angular frame to suit a sheer top sans bra, but I think it’s tacky for general metropolis walking around. (At some fashion event, where everyone is dressed in an editorial manner, it could work, I suppose.)
To me, she needs the black strip over her eyes for this to appear in a Glamour mag “DON’T” section.
The concept might have been brilliant, but it turns out that exposing the depth of your butt crack in the dim morning light, in a downtown city bus, is a bit raw.
It’s not about being shocked (frankly, what is subversive now for women is to be covered.) But there was something “off” … My first though was: this lady does not live with us, amongst us. She lives in a world of images, concepts – magazines, Pinterest… and blogs.
Maybe it’s what made the whole look “off”: she seemed totally unconcerned by her environment – and by other people, as a consequence.
But go figure. Maybe she dressed in the dark, and was sent home to change – mortified -as soon as she arrived at her workplace !
When I was around 25, I wore a see though thing like this braless when my boyfriend and I went to photograph a high school prom. I still have a photo of me. The parents were horrified. I, years later, was a bit horrified/mortified myself. I’m surprised they didn’t ask me to leave.