Walking the lines
Vera Wang’s spring/summer line features red, yellow and blue groupings of the same billowing dresses. Each flag-like frock is made up of silk slips that, when layered, both hide and reveal parts of the legs and torso. Vera Wang dress, price on request through www.verawang.com. Alexis Lucite necklace, price on request at retailers across Canada (visit www.alexisbittar.com for details). heels, $835 at Davids Footwear (www.davidsfootwear.com). Styling by Hazel . Makeup by Robert Weir for M.A.C/judyinc.com. Hair by Tami for /judyinc.com.
Nothing emphasizes the see-through aspect of a top or skirt like a fabric that juxtaposes sheer and opaque bands. The trick is making sure that the solid elements hit at the right points (and that they overlap strategically across the hips). Top, approximately $1,300, skirt, approximately $2,800 at Mulberry (www.mulberry.com). Ankle socks, $24 at American Apparel (www.americanapparel.net). heels, $835 at Davids Footwear (www.davidsfootwear.com).
A top layer such as a light coat or beach cover-up is one of the easiest ways to work the transparency trend. Advanced dressers will mix horizontal, vertical and angled elements to further fool the eye. www.holtrenfrew.com). tank top, $225 at Hudson’s Bay (www.thebay.com). Bikini bottoms, $95 at Calvin Klein (www.calvinklein.com). Henry Holland sunglasses, $210 at Secret Location (www.secretlocation.com).
Organza was the go-to textile for many designers looking to play peekaboo with their collections. Jeremy www.jeremylaing.com. bandeau, $62 through www.cosabella.com. Alexander Wang skirt, $595 at TNT Woman (www.tntfashion.ca). Henry Holland sunglasses, $210 at Secret Location (www.secretlocation.com).
Hide and chic
Embracing sheerness starts with deciding what body part you feel most comfortable displaying. If shoulders are your strength, Victoria www.holtrenfrew.com). trousers, $340 at Hudson’s Bay (www.thebay.com). Katie Rowland studded talon earrings, $515, eternity ring, $300 at Secret Location (www.secretlocation.com).