BY: JULIA MCHALE AND ALEX HENNIGER
From Fendi to Armani, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Versace and Dior, all the top fashion designers are showcasing this trend in their spring 2018 fashion shows. The use of see-through fabrics in runway shows isn’t new but it has only been predominant recently.
The definition of transparent is allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen. Thinking of wearing a piece of clothing which allows everyone to see what’s underneath seems terrifying, but it seems to be fashion forward and prevalent on every runway show.
The trend of wearing see through clothing is meant to show undergarments and be a statement piece. Many people pair see through shirts with a bold bralette underneath. The trend brings the “peek-a-boo” effect to a new level.
The transparent trend is so versatile that there are a million ways to wear it. At the 2016 Paris Fashion Week, Kim Kardashian wore the transparent trend four different ways. Her wearing the trend two years ago kickstarted the movement.
Wether its Kendall Jenner wearing see-through shirts without a bra to showcase her support for the “Free the Nipple” campaign or Selena Gomez having a sheer bodysuit hand designed just for her, most celebrities are supporting the trend.
At the 2018 Golden Globes the see-through fashion trend was everywhere. Women incorporated this trend along with the color black for the “Times Up” campaign fighting against sexual assault, wage inequality and harassment.
The trend does have its limits. Hunter Galpin, senior class president, who has no problem with the trend, said it’s fashion and it’s here to stay. But, the trend should be limited to some ages and definitely not worn in school.
“It’s important for people to be comfortable with their bodies but you wouldn’t want a 10-year-old wearing a see-through shirt,” said Galpin.
Anamaria Taylor, a senior, agrees that the trend can be pulled off by many, but to an extent.
“It can de done in a classy way for certain environments. Maybe to a party or a concert but not a public library,” said Taylor.
Brendan Wettergreen, a senior, thinks the trend is different and original.
“I say do you and go for it,” said Wettergreen.
While this trend may not be for everyone, its a simple lightweight fabric that can be layered over almost any piece of clothing.
The photo above shows Shen senior Paige Ratsep pulling off the trend. Paige wears the trend to school and finds a way to keep it appropriate and classy.
Celebrity stylist Gregory Wein said the secret to pulling off the trend is to “play with proportions and add a sheer item over a basic outfit.”