Trend Watch: Sheer Pieces

Want to find out how to wear the sheer looks that are everywhere for Fall? We'll tell you how to shop the best peek-a-boo pieces, where to find the must-have underpinnings, and which accessories will help you rock the trend.

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Net-A-Porter, BCBG, Forever 21, Cusp
Some of our favorite sheer pieces on racks now include versatile items like these that work as tops, tunics, or dresses. From left: "Cassie" sheer striped tunic, Alice + Olivia, $275, Cusp; sheer floral top, Forever 21, $27.80; black sheer sweater dress, Helmut Lang, $265, Barney's; "Le Village" color-blocked sheer asymmetrical top, BCBG, $248.
Gap, Victoria's Secret, Spanx
Slips and tanks like these will ensure that you don't take the sheer yet stylish look too far. From left: satin slip romper, Gap, $59.95; cami with built in bra, Victoria's Secret, $14.50 or three for $33; "Simplicity" strapless full slip, Spanx, $72, Bloomingdales.
Founders and designers of Dallas label Nha Khanh show off their own version of the sheer look, following their presentation of the Fall 2011 collection at the Hall of State; shop Nha Khanh's feminine, sheer pieces at Forty Five Ten.
Edgy accessories keep sheer styles from getting too sweet or, even worse, too Stevie Nicks. From top left (clockwise): "Dizzyyl" printed platform, Betsey Johnson, $159; wide stitch cuff bracelet, Sequin, $41.99; "Camille" bag, Melie Bianco, $79; black "Audrey" bootie, Rachel Zoe, $395; black faux fur framed shoulder bag, SR Squared by Sondra Roberts, $68; shop all items via
Piermarini boutique
Soft pieces like these are perfect under sheer items to achieve a casual, layered look. Shop the Abi & John collection, from the collaboration between Abi Ferrin and John Piermarini, at new boutique, Piermarini.
Floaty, peek-a-boo looks on the Fall 2011 runway by Gucci; we'll tell you how to wear the trend, even if Milan isn't in your plans.
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