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Top 10 Sheer Layering Tops

The new layering top that's taking over

The new layering top that's taking over

Though you wouldn’t know it from the cold temps and snow being dumped on a healthy portion of the country, spring is, in fact, approaching. With the season’s many charms (flowers in bloom again, the days becoming longer and sunnier) it also has a few flaws. For instance, weather that can change at the drop of a hat. Which is why we’re bringing you the top ten sheer layering tops currently available in 2017 perfect for transitional weather. Meant to wear both over and under clothes, these sheer tops are great to work in your ensemble on days that begin chilly and end with you sunning your shoulders while you enjoy a glass of wine al fresco. We’ve got a wide variety of styles for any aesthetic, so you’re sure to find the perfect piece for acing the transitional weather style challenge. 

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March 21, 2017

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Chelsea28 Sheer Lace Top

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A study in contrast. You’ll appear covered up, but this sheer lacy top lets you show off whatever you’d like with a sexi cami underneath. 

WHERE TO WEAR: Date night, of course. Whoever you’re with won’t be able to keep their eyes off of your lovely ensemble. 


Topshop Ruffle Mesh Top

Our Score

BEST FOR: Showing off casual style with a romantic edge

STYLE WITH: Your favorite spaghetti strap top and vintage-inspired jeans


Commando Chic Mesh Long Sleeve Top

Our Score

STYLE WITH: Your favorite bandeau and black mini skirt

WHERE TO WEAR: A night event where you want to show some skin


Storets Selma Dot Ruffle Mesh Blouse

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Romantic femininity

STYLE WITH: Pair with a feminine and classic jacket to create a sophisticated, yet girly, look


Out from Under Mesh Tee

Our Score

BEST FOR: Layering under your favorite dresses and tops

USERS SAID: “This top is so 90's! It's my new favorite piece of clothing, and looks great with a bra under it.”


Express Sheer Surplice Blouse

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Complete and total versatility in and out of the office

USERS SAID: "Love it! Can wear it for a party with a cute bra or to work with a black top under the blouse! Had to a get another one for my sister!"


Free People Scrunch Sleeve Seamless

Our Score

BEST FOR: Tall, lovely long-armed ladies

USERS SAID: “I've never said this before in my life being a 6' girl with super long arms and legs, but the sleeves on this shirt are supppperr long. The shirt is great, it's tight but in the same breath it smooths you down instead of highlighting imperfections.”


Out from Under Mesh Long Sleeve Top

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I love this top! It's slightly stretchy and looks great over a bralette or tight crop. I like where it sits and it will pair well with many things in my closet.”

STYLE WITH: Layer this top underneath a floral dress to be right on-trend for the upcoming season.


Topshop Sheer Stripe Tie Sleeve Top

Our Score

LOVED FOR: This crinkly, pleated mesh top gives you a hint of sexy and is great for traveling. 

STYLE WITH: Pair this top underneath a thin strapped top or dress to create a different look and get more looks out of your current closet.


BCBGMAXAZRIA Agda Sheer Long-Sleeve Tee

Our Score

BEST FOR: Being a wardrobe staple you can count on every season

USERS SAID: “Love this shirt and ordering another. It does not lose shape nor become stretched out after wearing. It is sheer, but not too much to wear with only a bra or a camisole if you prefer. Love the fit!”

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