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  1. Mr Essentialist

    December 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    It might be a big nippy for a sheer blouse ATM (!) – but I definitely think they are exceptionally elegant.

  2. Elena

    December 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    All girls look stunning!!! Their style is amazing!!!!

  3. irene

    December 10, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    love them…and I loved the previous post too!


    December 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I love this style,it’s sexy and subtle!!!

  5. The 3 F's

    December 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Bottom left is amazing. The mix of the feminine delicate blouse with the badass boots and accessories is perfect. The hairstyle mixed with the lipstick mirrors that combo too. So stunning.

    • Erika

      December 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm

      agreed, the sheerness is a nice feminine contrast to the masculine boots and jeans…I want to try this myself

    • Helen

      December 11, 2012 at 8:34 am

      Love it too, also like the fact that she’s not wearing the usual super skinny jeans

    • Margherita

      December 11, 2012 at 8:46 am

      So true, she’s stunning!

  6. Aska Wolf

    December 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I personally wear my sheer blouses like this (boyishly) all this year and I really love the reactions from the ppl. Most of them were shocked (no bra, but I’m pretty skinny) but many of them loved it!
    Great pics, great perception!


    Ok, I’m a liar blog

    • Correna

      December 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      I totally agree. What makes these work is the men’s wear with the light and airy!

  7. Rosie

    December 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    LOVE the girl at the bottom – the brave choice has paid off and I am getting a fringe immediately!

  8. babylon zoo

    December 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Upper right got style. Massively
    The really think so? ;-)

  9. Johnnybell

    December 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm


    Johnnybell Sanchez


    December 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Yes, I like this trend :)

  11. Liz

    December 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I love how they wear them with class!! Unlike other girls who have no class at all!

    • Jessie

      December 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      What makes this classy as opposed to anyone else? When I’ve heard people make the arbitrary distinction between a classy woman and a smutty woman in regards to sheer shirts, they’re usually referencing whether you can see a bra, or (sadly) whether they themselves are attracted to the girl, which is so unfair a distinction that it would be slander to suspect it of a stranger.

      But as far as the bra thing, the third picture has a very present black bra, and the fourth is very revealing.

      I’m not one to make that distinction, which is why I’m curious; what makes these girls classy as opposed to someone with no class at all?

  12. susanne

    December 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    so chic and stylish, Je adore the black bra under the nude blouse, great idea to dress during the day and not having this option only for evenings!! chapeau!!

  13. Lelli Family

    December 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I absolutely like this composition. Woman in third pic is my favorite

    Mom Cesy from Lelli, italian fashion family

  14. Kate

    December 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Sheer blouse, no bra. Very brave indeed.


  15. wolly

    December 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    the second, the third and the fourth. want to have ;)

  16. Star White

    December 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    LOVE the red and blue dress on the girl with the bun in the 1st pic!

  17. Rubio

    December 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    love the left on top

  18. Tonia

    December 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I am certainly thinking about them now. These shots show how elegant sheer blouses can be.

    On an unrelated note: Scott have you considered coming to the Caribbean to photograph the street style?

  19. axeaboutme

    December 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    the shot in the top left is great. also a fantastic item.

    anyone know where its from?

  20. Nic from Thriving Wives

    December 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Happy to see a combo of bra/no bra under these as I’m never sure what I like best!

    Strive to Thrive,

  21. Kevin

    December 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Classic, sexy yet elegant.

  22. Kevin

    December 10, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I don’t think the ‘If you’re thinking about…’ thang is working.

    Personally, I am here to see what Scott does, not an assistant who can mash up pictures that have a very obvious connection.

    As well, I think the multiple-up format does nothing for the images in terms of highlighting the talent of the photographer.

    No T No Shade, but sheer…? American Apparel was ‘discussing’ sheer last summer.

    All my love.

    • Justin | The Sartorialist

      December 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm

      Hi Kevin,

      We really appreciate your feedback. Although I’m not sure everyone shares the same opinion as you, it is good to get different viewpoints. I can assure you, the “If You’re Thinking About…” post is a collective effort among the team. It isn’t just “an assistant” finding like patterns.

      The one thing we’ve noticed is that for people still trying to understand the basics of their personal style, this has been absolutely helpful for them to piece together and form their own ideas about different trends and patterns can fit into their life.

      Please keep the feedback coming. It isn’t falling on deaf ears!



      • kat

        December 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

        The ‘if you’re thinking about’ is great, if only you click on each image and view it individually as well as together. Just a thought..

      • Magdalena

        December 11, 2012 at 4:12 am

        I don´t like “if you are thinking…” as well. I mean, if you put por example 2 photos and you compare something particular like those photos about “giraffe pattern”(Giovanna and another girl) , at that time was about how the girls were matching their heights and their size-pattern in a successful way, Ok, It works, but putting photos about an only subject doesn´t work for me. I had seen the photos before. Many people put here only positive comments, but in these case, for example, I don´t like sheer clothes and It could be interesting post some negative aspects., not only “I love it” What do you think?

        • Justin | The Sartorialist

          December 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

          Hi Magdalena,

          Thank you for your feedback. I think part of the issue about creating content is that the audience views it within different contextual atmospheres. For instance, you may want to use the post as an educational tool while someone else wants to use it as an information recap of pictures they may have forgotten over time. I will try to offer you the behind the scenes view from our side.

          The idea of “If You’re Thinking About…” is a mixture of all types of things: presenting a theme/trend/suggestion; showcasing style in a way for the reader to find ways to adapt to their own taste and wardrobe; and a way to create a platform for discussion.

          I think the latter is what we had in mind more so than anything. If you’re thinking about leopard prints, then here are 6 photographs of different leopard prints in various colors, scales, and so on. Here are 6 photographs with different body types or different styling, and so on. How do you wear it? Do you like the theme? And so on….any of the styles can be interpreted as negative or positive, but that’s up to you to decide. We don’t want to “point fingers,” we just want to present an idea for discussion. That’s what street style photography is – artful observation of style and personality.



      • Tonia

        December 11, 2012 at 10:56 am

        I personally like this feature. I remember seeing the photo of the blue blouse on the top right and loved it at the time. It is nice to see it again, juxtaposed with similar styles. Keep up the good work.

      • Rachel

        December 11, 2012 at 7:03 pm

        Big fan of the sartorialist including ‘if your thinking about…’ and ‘vintage photos’. You guys obviously have a great & cohesive team…you inspire and bring details alive. The fact that some fall in love with the same photos that others snub means you are artists, because no work of art ever pleased everyone. Thanks for sharing what you do.

    • Erika

      December 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      I like the new feature. It’s nice to see it all in one place for perspective

  23. Leisa

    December 10, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    When done appropriately is extremely sexy.

  24. madina

    December 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    These photos are fantastics, beatiful girls, but for me, sheer is a bit vulgar, coarse, it wants to be erotic… but ….most of them are tasteless… It should be smart… but they don´t get it.
    Do you know what I mean?

  25. cp (@cyrusPavel)

    December 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    long time reader and i feel like these 4 shot portraits take so much away from the original feel. as lovely as they are, something has been off lately.

    hope you’re not too busy for us little people. ;)

  26. Kasia

    December 10, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Left on the top – love it !

  27. Alexandra

    December 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Very nice. Elegantly done.

  28. Yuka

    December 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm

  29. monkeyshines

    December 10, 2012 at 5:23 pm



  30. Haggie

    December 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    The sheerer the betterer!


    December 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Discreet but so elegant bringing out a bunchload of discreet sexiness.

  32. Nico

    December 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm

  33. Susana

    December 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Thankfully, I live in Miami and can still get to wear them :) Saving mine for a holiday party! Loved the ones you added to the one this morning! All subtly sexy!


  34. Jennifer

    December 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

  35. Rhoda Wong

    December 10, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    they all paired it super well!

  36. Miss Kutsu

    December 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Great post, it is beautiful!

  37. Ayshe Rose

    December 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Loved the 2nd one

  38. Haley Tetreault

    December 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Wow, i absolutely love the last picture on the right. That woman is beautiful and has an entire outfit going with the jacket and all. The blouse is perfect. Exceptionally perfect on her.

  39. AnnieC

    December 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Only if I can cover mine with a sweater and scarf! Brrrr!!! Perhaps in 6 months or so….

  40. zia

    December 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    The third one is my favorite and the fourth a little bold for me but I totally dig how the beautiful lady makes it work!
    Love this trend!
    Best, Zia

  41. Michelle Lee

    December 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

  42. Eva

    December 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    These women can wear a sheer blouse so well! Especially the lady in the beige one looks so classy and cool at the same time!

  43. Bohemian Style

    December 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I love it with the shorts.

  44. Monsieur Marcel

    December 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    As street style, the prototype was an 80′s Madonna in a midriff-cut mesh jersey.


    December 10, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Me, I’m casting my vote for number three/bottom left hand corner. More or less perfect, I’d say. If I could do it like that, I’d be doing it.

  46. Kristi

    December 11, 2012 at 12:08 am

    adore these fabulous sheer blouses – lower left is my favorite xoxo

  47. sonu

    December 11, 2012 at 1:10 am

    luving the sheer tops trend :)

  48. Lauren

    December 11, 2012 at 1:13 am

    I adore sheer blouses because they make you feel almost naked and airy!! The undergarments have to be just barely visible to pull off the perfect intended effect!!!

    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  49. chesney lish

    December 11, 2012 at 1:33 am

    To note: red lips, hair back in a floaty way, rolled up clean jeans, and mushy ankle boots. The girl in the bottom left corner of the four photo’s is killing it

  50. CarolineJ

    December 11, 2012 at 2:53 am

    I love it, but I am still uncomfortable on wearing this kind of see-through blouses myself.
    The second one is perfect !

  51. Gian Luca M

    December 11, 2012 at 3:05 am

    …charming & sexy…

    Gian Luca M

  52. Heels & Peplum

    December 11, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I love sheer blouses are sexy, classic and elegant!

  53. life is a shoe

    December 11, 2012 at 3:15 am

    gorgeous trend!

  54. Carola

    December 11, 2012 at 3:15 am

    love this outfit! great selection and collage!

    cheap vs chic !

  55. yvonnelw

    December 11, 2012 at 3:38 am

    super love it. a classic.

  56. almu

    December 11, 2012 at 3:51 am

  57. Pampelmusea

    December 11, 2012 at 4:01 am

    The woman first row right looks fantastic, love the bracelet and her classic beauty.

  58. Martina Longhi

    December 11, 2012 at 4:05 am

    HOLA!! I love the femenine touch of elegant transparency pieces, very nice.


  59. Davide

    December 11, 2012 at 4:24 am

    Lovely girls.
    Nice shots!
    The fourth girl is so cute!

  60. Stills

    December 11, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Love the second one!

  61. joyacoustics

    December 11, 2012 at 4:41 am

    The winter is here in Romania, so I can only think about them. They are provocative and elegant at the same time which is a great combination. Very nice!

  62. Elisa

    December 11, 2012 at 5:16 am

    Stunning girls!!!

    With love

  63. Stella

    December 11, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Awesome dressing style… All designs are fantastic

  64. cecille

    December 11, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Uh, how i like the last one !!!

  65. workingdee

    December 11, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I really like the look in the upper right, so elegant. The bottom left is also really pretty. The other two looks are not working for me as well. With the shorts, it is more about the elastic/bunchiness of the waistband that detracts from the whole look. The black outfit really doesn’t work for me. Pretty lady, but it looks too 1990s for me. I appreciate buying vintage but too me there was no creativity in this outfit, just black on black on black with some demurely placed pockets. I think it would be nicer if the blouse was more tailored.

    Also- really enjoy the “If You’re Thinking About…” posts. It’s nice to see how trends are being interpreted all together.

  66. Denisa

    December 11, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Really so nice style but I didnt wore it. Have a nice day.

  67. Sevan

    December 11, 2012 at 7:16 am

    My favorite is photo #2, very elegant outfit put together with gold accents.
    Being a european, I’m not “shocked” by sheer, on the contrary, especially when it’s tastefully done. The last outfit balancing feminine with masculine is genious.

  68. irina letitia

    December 11, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I love this tops very chic but classy at the same time


  69. Candice @ NotesFromABroad

    December 11, 2012 at 7:58 am

    It is hot and sunny in Buenos Aires and I actually do wear sheer-ish blouses these days. With lots of sunblock and mosquito repellent :)

  70. Reptilia

    December 11, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Love the second one!! Great ideas!


  71. marilena

    December 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

    beautiful post!love all the trasparent blouses!this trend is so feminil and classy!

  72. Best Dressed Poland

    December 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Little too cold for a sheer blouse. Especially in Poland.
    Guess the pictures were taken while ago. I`m waiting for “If you are thinking about…fur “;)
    Best wishes
    Best Dressed Poland

  73. AET

    December 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Beautiful yes, but there is NOTHING “subtle” about any piece of clothing that either allows someone to examine your bra or screams loud and clear “I’m not wearing a bra.”

    Which is fine of course. There’s nothing wrong if that’s your message, and I have chosen that message on certain occasions myself. But lets not fool ourselves into words like subtle and classy.

  74. michelle hovet

    December 11, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Sigh…only a very flat chested woman could wear these looks without making a spectacle. I constantly love the looks on this blog, but I would like to see some curves working with fashion.

  75. terese

    December 11, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Very pretty inspiration for the holidays. If and when the temperature drops I’m hoping you’ll do a collective like this for some of the best scarves captured on your blog. I found myself combing your archives last year looking for some of my favorites and fresh ways to tie them.

  76. barbara

    December 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I love this look, I’m a women of a certain age and have done look with a blush cami it looks beautiful.

  77. Maisie

    December 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Love all the styles but these are all very skinny women !

  78. Betsy

    December 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    They all look very beautiful!

  79. David

    December 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I wasn’t, but now I am!

  80. The Sunny List

    December 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Almost all shirts are like this nowadays, I love the one with the bow ♥

  81. Alyssa

    December 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I actually was thinking about sheer blouses! I went out and treated myself to one yesterday. These shots are beautiful!

    Shop Vintage!

  82. Le living and co.

    December 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    It’s too bad that many people make it look trashy. It can be such an elegant look like your photographs show. Love them all.

  83. PĂ© DeLĂ­rio

    December 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    It can be very sexy but also dangerous, if we are not in shape… ;) – For shoe lovers!

  84. Melissa Jackson

    December 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Realizing that the reason I always looked 12 years old, even when dressed up, was because I had never tried sheer blouses was a BREAKTHROUGH! So I loved this post ;) Blouses are fantastic in any wardrobe and dang it make you feel like a woman !

  85. Zoë

    December 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    They are stylish and take a specific fashionista to wear them. Kudos to those ladies that do an pull it off!

  86. Molly

    December 11, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Though I feel like this post came a little too late given it is sweater weather now in the States, I absolutely LOVE sheer tops. I have several that I wear in warmer weather with a black floral anthropologie bra underneath. I personally love how light and feminine it makes me feel, and if men can get away with walking around topless in the summer months, I think it is unfair to call women looking for a similar relief from hot temperatures vulgar, regardless of how they choose to wear their sheer tops. I will admit, though, that it is a look I got away with in NYC much more easily than in small-ish town Virginia, but I deal with the comments and the stares with grace.

  87. caroline

    December 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    such a classy and sexy look. love this.

  88. Jessie

    December 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    How do you keep the last one from slipping? I like the idea, but would twist or turn and the pocket would suddenly no longer be in the right spot.

  89. Ladybird

    December 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Love this sheer look, Kate Moss has been rocking it a while, as she has a small chest she wears the blouse sans blouse.

    She’s Kate Moss – she can do what she wants!

  90. MaricruzLA

    December 12, 2012 at 12:01 am

    Love the back of the first blouse

  91. the italiano

    December 12, 2012 at 4:28 am

    They’re all wonderful!

  92. Janie (Angelqueen)

    December 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Love this sheer blouse look – it is very pretty and girly.


  93. S

    December 14, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    No one’s mentioned this yet but the second one is wearing a “granny bra”… And pulling it off very sexily! Wow, props to her. The last one is probably my favourite, since it’s so ballsy and the way her torso is…”sculpted” (or something) under her blouse is so epic. And the pockets are at just the right place and it’s a lot bigger than it needs to be, which makes it very androgynous. Which is a paradox; an androgynous look whose main component is a sheer blouse (with no bra). I really like these types of defying looks and combinations!

  94. Ruth Kirkland

    December 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Love the Navy. In Australia we have such hot and sticky summers And I’ve long wanted some sheer things for my wardrobe but for some reason they just don’t turn up.
    Strategic pockets are useful (if You’re skinny)

  95. v

    January 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    such a trend, sheer blouses. as shown in this pictures they can be style in all sorts of different ways. Going throw diferent blogs i have notice that most of them don`t have the authors revewis besides the posts. Is really important to have the autors pics on this kind of blogs, NOT TRYING TO BE THE BIG ONE HERE but say what you think!

  96. v

    January 5, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    The lastone is by far the best one. she is clearly rocking the classic edgy style in a wonderful way. Is just the right amount of skin and even though she is clearly no wearing a bra the way it`s style just the correct way (talking to the point.) simple makeup and accessories take out the best out of this outfit. By the other hand the firts picture is horrible, she is clearly wearing the every-day-not-special look! This look has been seen so many times that is disgusting to see it again! The girl beside her is more fashionable. But i have to give her credit because that is a cute shit.

  97. Falguni

    March 27, 2014 at 12:05 am

    This was in 2012. And this is April 2014 and still we are following SHEER as the trend to watch out for in Spring Summer 2014. I am assuming the trend has become more outrageous now with sheer cleavage, sheer full back, sheer thigh slits.

    Read on the latest trend report on Spring Summer 2014 Sheers here :

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