FLORAL EMBROIDERY TOP
SIZES 8-22 / $49.95
TEEN / CHLOE
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
30'S / JULIE
PHARMACIST & BLOGGER
30'S / KAY
ITERATION MANAGER & MUM
50'S / BRONWYN
RESEARCH ASSISTANT & MUM
1 PIECE - 4 PEOPLE - FLORAL EMBROIDERED TOP
Considering how popular and dominating embroidery is this season, I thought I should give you another example of how to style it for the transeasonal months as spring is only days away!
Sheer fabrics have often been associated only with evening wear and can be challenging to wear as extra consideration has to be given to underwear and the right top underneath. This season it really is a case of anything goes! The younger and more fashion confident are styling sheer embroidered tops with bras, crop tops and really whatever they feel like! For the more mature and conservative dresser layering singlets of all colours and strap styles is the way to go. For the cooler days this top looks great under a blazer or knit, or can stand only as the weather warms up.
This style of top is very flatter for all as it balances some of the more common body concerns. The sheer sleeve fabric is practical and breathable for summer, providing coverage for those who are conscious of their arms. The print creates distraction, drawing the attention away from the bust and tummy area. Wearing a fitted singlet underneath creates shape, but the softer overlay flatters the 'feminine curves' we don't always want to expose.
Many brands have created their own take on this style of top for all sizes and ages, making it accessible and wearable for all. Don't think of it as a youth trend, instead make it your own by working it back with favourite pieces that epitomise you from your own wardrobe.
It really is a piece that is perfect for all occasions. Style it for the weekend with denim, pop on a pencil skirt or blazer and pant for work, metallics for the evening and even print and colour clash for a fashion forward take on this trend.
Photographs by @lucyparmenterphotography
Sheer tops have been key through winter and will continue dominating through summer. Combat the dreaded bra issue with a strap of the same colour as the undergarment, clear straps or a strapless style.
Kiss The Sky Top
Plus Size Sheer Mesh Tee
Lola Boutique Bodysuit
For more inspiration and ideas, check out some of these styles and more through POLYVORE. Simply search 'sheer embroidered top' and it will do the rest. Happy shopping!