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Street Style Guide: How to style sheer skirts in 2023 according to an editor

Time to get cheeky in these see through skirts 

Mary Leest in a show-stopping sheer number in Paris.
Clare Pennington
Clare PenningtonStyle Writer
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Your grandma might not approve, but skirts have had a not-so-modest makeover. 

As seen on the runways of the biggest and best; Chanel and Christian Dior sent delicate, sheer skirts in black mesh and lace storming down the SS23 runway. Eckhaus Latta and Lanvin’s offerings were in softer, springier shades of mint and khaki, while Marques’ Almeida’s take was a touch more bombastic, in wide fishnet fabric that promises no coverage, but a lot of fun. 

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MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 22: Gilda Ambrosio wears a white Prada tank-top, a gray oversized blazer jacket, half black gray with half white tulle and yellow embroidered fringed pattern midi skirt, black shiny leather pointed pumps heels shoes from Prada, si© Edward Berthelot
Gilda Ambrosio modelling Prada's beloved sheer skirt and white tank top.

It was Prada’s AW22 half-and-half see through skirts that seemed to really kickstart proceedings, with our street style favourites furiously adding them to their baskets. They offer business up top with robust mohair, and see-through fabric below. A sartorial mullet if you will. For celebrity inspiration, all hail Queen Florence Pugh, who’s been busy teaching a masterclass in sheer clothing in her recent red-carpet appearances, often opting for designer favourite Valentino.

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 22: Sarah Lysander (L) wears a white tank-top from Prada, a multi materials black shiny leather / mesh with embroidered range sequined flower pattern / black ribbed wool long skirt from Prada, a khaki shiny leather oversized jacke© Edward Berthelot
Prada pals: Sarah Lysander, Leonie Hanne and Emili Sindlev in Milan.

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How do I style a sheer skirt?

You can easily tip the trend either way, paring down the scandalous nature of see-through clothing by teaming your skirt with some sensible tailoring up top. If you don’t want to flash any flesh, simply layer over another skirt or a pair of trousers so you can stay properly covered up, or try layering several sheer skirts atop one another. Alternatively, if you’re feeling a bit cheeky , flash your pants with pride. To really ramp up the fun, there are plenty of rhinestone embellished versions to choose from. 

Stunning sheer skirts to shop now:


Sheer Knit Midi Skirt - Zara

Semi-transparent knitted skirt - Mango
Semi-transparent knitted skirt - Mango


 Pamela Show Skirt - Poster Girl
Pamela Show Skirt - Poster Girl

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