Sheer Black- Fashion Trends Now and Then

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Sheer black fashions have been all over the runways lately and judging from Gucci’s Fall 2012 collection the trend is ongoing.  This is not a fad, but a reinvention of a classic look.  Sheer black fabric lends an air of mystery and a subtle sex appeal, baring the skin without exposing too much.   Sophisticated, glamorous, elegant and feminine  are the words that come to mind to describe this look.

NOW-Below are a few of my favorites featuring the  current sheer black fashion trend.

Left to right-Olivia Palmero in dress from Dior’s Spring 2012 collection.  A vintage vibe with a distinctly modern twist.

Kate Bosworth in a pretty sheer black  dress with classic details from Valentino.

Gorgeous skirt and sheer black blouse, an outfit from  Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2012 “Dark Glamour” collection.   Love that name!

Current trends in sheer black fashions

 THEN- Interpretations of the sheer black fashion trend in 1956.

Ceil Chapman’s classic sheath dresses worn with sheer “Shadow” coats.

Ceil Chapman  dress and sheer coat - Vogue 1956

Ceil Chapman dress and sheer coat - Vogue 1956

Ceil Chapman dress and coat 1956

Ceil Chapman dress and coat-Vogue 1956


Lace and sheer black chiffon cocktail dress by Seymour Jacobsen. Hat by Lilly Dache.

Lace and chiffon dress-Seymore Jacobsen 1956 Vogue

Lace and chiffon dress-Seymor Jacobsen 1956 Vogue

Floaty black silk organdy dinner dress by Kasper.

kasper dress vogue1956

Black organdy dinner dress by Kasper-1956 Vogue


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