Styling a sheer dress

When I first saw the sheer dress hit the stores, I was a bit befuddled about how to wear it. Now that I’ve cracked it, I must say I’m in love! I don’t think I would have the gall or the weather in Ireland to wear it over bralettes but worn over t-shirts and jeans, now that’s my cup of tea! It instantly makes an outfit a little more interesting and whimsical, yet still quite edgy.

Last week at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards, I saw a lot of sheer fabrics used in a very imaginative way. I put together a post on the Couch website here, featuring all my favourite sheer designs from both the Irish catwalk and high street. It gave me a lot of inspiration for my wardrobe!

I feel like it would be unrealistic for me not to include a more layered version of the outfit, to account for the climate we live in. Walking out of the door at the moment, I have to carry both a scarf and sunnies, as the weather changes with each hour! I practically live in biker jackets for the majority of the calendar year and I have them in multiple colours. They’re brilliant for being water-repellent and stylish at the same time.

My scarf is something I picked up in Oxfam here in Galway – charity shops are just the best. I love how it brings out the hint of mint in the dress. For a long time, mint was was my most favourite colour! It still is in some ways, but looking at my wardrobe now, it’s largely monochrome, tans and dusty pinks! It was time for a little throwback.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you’ll be embracing the sheer look in the comments below!

The dress is from Primark €16 | The jacket, jeans and bag are also Primark (all about 3 years old) | Scarf is from Oxfam | Bangle is Standun

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