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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