Why Sheer is your Wardrobes New Best Friend
Team TDL 21 Jun 2017 TRENDS 


From lehengas to saris, tops to dresses and even trousers and jackets are being stitched with nets, organza and tulles. The appreciation of these translucent, fluid, light fabrics has reached its highest limit with it being used almost everywhere from ready to wear to haute couture.

Sheers come in varieties and are an ornate group of fabrics to play with. They are delicate, sexy and very grand. You can’t help but feel feminine when you wear it. They layer beautifully, are light on the body and fall fantastically. Usually we use these fabrics only as a decorative factor but they are swiftly knocking out all others and replacing them for pure functionality.

So here’s a small guide into the world of organza and tulles and these designer outfits teach you how to make it work for your outfit…

1. Top Story

We’ve all tried those lace tops and tulle sleeved blouses but Pushpak Vimaan’s innovative way to add pleated organza to accentuate a simple top is out of the box. It’s simple yet extremely trendy and a great outfit for a day out.

Pushpak Vimaan

A completely sheer tulle top or dress over your regular outfit is a style we have loved to watch this season. This dress on top of separates from Echo by Tanya Arora is one of the top trending looks we have sported on the street.

Echo by Tanya Arora

2. About The Bottoms

Show off your toned legs in this skirt from Quench by Puja Nadhani who has constructed this skirt with a broad band of net at the bottom to add an interesting element to an otherwise simple skirt.

Quench by Puja Nadhani

Go full sheer like this skirt by Babita Malkani with applique at the bottomfor a cute and peppy look.

Babita Malkani

3. Jackets Please

Monisha Jaisingh made us crave for jackets in this summer heat with her trendy organza bomber that can be paired with almost anything from gowns to boyfriend jeans and a top. It’s sheer, cool and tops our chart for great style quotient.

Monisha Jaisinghas

Feel like a goddess in this cape jacket and subtle embroidery by Jyoti Sachdev Iyer. The use of this translucent fabric adds fluidity and a light touch that makes the whole look elegant.

Jyoti Sachdev Iyer

4. Sheer Ethnicity

Anita Dongre’s latest Alchemy collection was a hit amongst celebrities from Sonam, Alia and Katrina being a few biggies to flaunt her sheer chanderi embroidered outfits. She went with neutral colours and her patent gota patti and everyone instantly fell in love with it.

Sonam KapoorSonam Kapoor

Sheer chiffon sarees have always been a big hit in India. Rohit Bal’s sheer printed sari worn by Madhuri Dixit is a simple example of sheer grace and serenity.

Madhuri Dixit

5. Formally Inclined

Learn to bring some drama in the work room with this mesh peplum dress by Gauri & Nainika. It isn’t distasteful and adds more character to your outfit with structured lines. Adding mesh in minimal areas and designs will look best for formal occasions.

Gauri & Nainika

6. Cascading Romance

We have fallen in love with Deepankshi & Reena’stulle cascading gown. It’s ethereal and mesmerising with sheer tulles layering up to form a waterfall of beautiful cascades. It beats the otherwise bulkiness of other fabrics when layered and looks like a delicate piece of art.

Deepankshi & Reena

7. Half and Half

Flaunt it in a shirt dress like this one from Antar Agni by Ujjawal Dubey who has designed this sharp dress giving half of it a translucent nature and femininity. We just love the dual tone this outfit reflects with such simplicity and ample style.

Antar Agni

Save the world in sheer capes this season like this one by Payal Singhal which only adds to the outfit since the shape of the sari is not disrupted and the embroidery pulls in the desired intricacy.

Payal SInghal

8. In Between

Mesh fabrics serve a great purpose of peek-a-boo in both Indian and Western wear. Like this classy outfitwith a touch of risqué by Payal Singhal. It’s daring and elegant and changes the entire look of an outfit.

Payal Singhal