Fashion Trends: The Sheer Dress

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I am a big fan of edgy fashion and one trend that seems to be real popular is the sheer dress. It's pretty edgy and risque but it's cute (for the most part). Khloe Kardashian seems to be a big fan of the trend herself. Here are some of the best and most daring looks worn by a few celebs--plus a DIY if you're bold enough to pull off this trend.

Khloe+Lala+Fergie+Alexander Wang Dress+fashionablyfly.blogspot.com
Khloe.Lala.Fergie

Khloe+Kim+Kardashian

Ciara
Ciara.Kim Kardashian

Mandy+Cindy+Roisin+Preen Dress
Mandy Moore.Cindy Crawford.Roisin Murphy

Khloe Kardashian
Khloe. Lea Michele.Whitney Port

Lea+Megan+Halle
Lea Michele.Megan Fox.Halle Berry

Alice Dellal
Alice Dellal.Amber Rose


Rihanna

Khloe Kardashian+Philippe West
Khloe

Leighton Meester
Leighton Meester


Alice.Brooke Jasmyn

Now here is the DIY inspired by Alice's dress from Haute Pursuit

Things you'll need:
» American Apparel Mesh Dress
» 2 yards of black cotton jersey (anything with stretch will work)
» Light but durable paper for pattern-making (mine was 17″ x 31″)
» Scissors, needle, and black thread
» Demi-cup bra

Now here are the steps:
1. TAKE SHAPE Halve your sheet of paper and start drawing the top half of the pattern. Here I used a ruler to create straight lines. As a general guide, take a strapless demi-cup bra to ensure that your pattern gives you enough coverage. Continue drawing until you have completed the pattern.


2. SNIP SNIP Cut the fabric with your pattern. Be liberal with pins: you need to make laser edge cuts.


3. STITCH BY STICH Pin the fabric onto the dress turned inside-out. Sew very delicately–mesh cannot take super tight stitches. Sew in sections; this way if you ‘mess up’ you won’t have to take the whole seam out. Try it on after the bust area has been sewed together. If all looks well, continue sewing.


4. PUT YOUR BACK INTO IT Use the same pattern to create a piece for the back. Place against the front to ensure the sides meet, so your profile will have a continuous line and then you're done
 
5. FINISHED
 
 


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