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TREND: SHEER – Hits and Misses


From New York to Paris five-figure sheer gowns and separates were all over the runways for Spring/Summer 2009. Though I’m thinking most designer pieces that exposed breasts and such won’t ever actually make it into boutiques and department stores – especially given the conservative mood buyers seem to be in — it is clear that covering-up problem spots will not be as easy come next season.

In a departure from the typical Jill Stuart demure sexyness, a model shows off her exposed breast in a Jill Stuart ensemble that looks oddly miss-styled. Hard to imagine that a look that looks bad on a model will ever make it into any retail outlet.


This look from Charlotte Ronson is sexy without over-exposing too much. The lace detailing adds a feminine touch and the fact that it is mono-chromatic helps keep the look sophisticated, young, and fun.


The 80’s seem to perpetually influence fashion designers. Here Alexander Wang adds an 80s flare – complete with faux shoulder pads — to a bold version of a little black dress.

This piece from Francesco Scognamiglio, while arguably not wearable, is interesting given the abundance of counterintuitive details. The exposed breast, the beautiful structured bodice and collar, the cascading buttons, and the flower detailing all seem oddly mismatched and result in an unfortunately jumbled look.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.