How to Style Sheer Tops

See Through Top Trend

Sheer tops have always been a trend that pops up from time to time. In certain situations, you’ll see the sheer trend as more of a luxe look and sometimes you’ll see it more as a sultry look. Getting the look to embody your style is all about finding the right piece and making it your own. So as we move further into the cold-weather season, let’s talk about how to style the sheer top trend and make it something that will leave you looking your best and making you feel comfortable.

There are so many different ways to style womens sheer tops. I think that they’re a perfect transition piece into the colder weather months because they give you a sleeve and a bit of coverage without being too warm, and then you can layer on top once the weather really starts to get cold. If styling sheer tops has been stumping you, I’ve got you covered! It’s time to shop and learn to style this super fun and stylish trend with just a little bit of help. Read on for all of my best tips for styling sheer tops!

Green See Through Top

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One of the hottest trends right now? Sheer tops. I love the drama that they add to any outfit, and the way that you can style them for a number of different vibes. A sheer top can be glamorous and luxe, an upscale addition to any night out on the town, or they can be sultry and stylish.

They look great in all different colors, and can be worn year round. However, I have recently been loving wearing them for the fall fashion season. You might not think to choose a sheer mesh top for autumn, but let me tell you – it is such a fantastic style option. They make great transition pieces because they are thin enough to be comfortable during the warmer autumn spells while also having a bit of fabric to them as the weather starts to turn a bit nippier. They’re super versatile, which makes them one of my go-to styles for such a versatile time of year.


Sheer tops are easy to style and there are so many different variations of the sheer blouse that you don’t have to feel overexposed. You can tailor the look to your own personal levels of comfort.

First off, let’s get on the same page. When picking out the right sheer look for yourself, first determine your comfortability levels. Are you okay with the entire top being see-through or do you only want certain portions to be see-through, such as the arms or neckline? If you aren’t comfortable with the entire top being sheer, you can still enjoy the trend by wearing tops that are partially sheer! Sheer tops are not completely see-through and if they are, some of them come with a layer underneath, such as a thin tank shirt that covers your core area. And on that note, that leads me to my next tip.

Layering underneath or even over sheer tops takes the trend to the next level. For example, the green sheer top in this post is one that I layered with an orange bralette styled top. You may find that a number of the tops you’ll find have layers underneath them already built-in or just included though it is a loose layer. Other times, you’ll just get a see-through top which allows you to create your own layer underneath or over top.

I love choosing tops that do not come with a built in layer already because it allows me to create my own style. When it comes to sheer tops women often aren’t sure how to style it in a way that is both stylish and still comfortable, and let me tell you: layering is where it’s at. You can layer underneath a sheer top so easily with thin tank tops or shirts, and when you’re choosing your own pieces, you really have the opportunity to experiment with color, cut, and texture. There is so much freedom in it!

Another option is to layer a super cute bralette under your sheer top if you’re feeling a little fun and flirty. There are so many gorgeous bralettes that you can buy for a great price, and I love the effect of the bralette detailing underneath the top, especially if it is a super cute lacy bralette. 

Don’t want to wear a shirt underneath your sheer top? You could also layer a sheer top over a dress, almost like a cute wrap. This will give you a unique and stylish look, and gives a light extra layer to wear over a thin sundress if the weather is beginning to cool off. I love the style of it!

If the weather is getting cold, you can also layer on top of your sheer top instead of underneath it. Add light accesssories such as a scarf, or wear a sweater or coat and leave it open so that you can still see your stylish sheer top underneath. This keeps you on trend while still staying warm, which is always a major style plus in my book.

And the last tip, which is always a tip that I like to share for any style post, make sure that the top is a reflection of your own personal style. Wearing a trend is only effective when you can wear it with confidence. If you feel uncomfortable in the trend, you’ll look uncomfortable. So make sure that no matter what style of sheer top that you decide to go with, make the style your own. Don’t stress out too much over making sure that you hit every style “rule” – dress in a way that makes YOU feel great, and your confidence will exude. choose a sheer top in your favorite color, or shop for one in a cut that you know is always super flattering on you. That’s one of the biggest secrets to styling a new trend – incorporate it into your wardrobe in a way that still feels natural to you, and it will be far less scary to try something different!

Here’s a few top picks that are perfect for the cold-weather season.

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