Sheer lingerie is a great accessory for any woman’s wardrobe. It’s easy to wear and very versatile, as it can be paired with so many outfits and still look good. However, certain types of this lingerie can cause your breasts to look shapeless, resulting in the loss of their natural shape and the lack of definition between them. This is a mistake that most women make when buying sheer lingerie. In addition to that, some women just don’t know how to wear this type of lingerie without making their breasts look shapeless.
Let’s start with basic questions you might have about sheer lingerie.
What Does Sheer Mean in Lingerie?
It’s an essential word in the world of intimate apparel for women. It can be a helpful indicator of how much you’ll be able to see through the garment. Sheer describes a fabric that is partially transparent, and the level of sheerness is usually measured by the amount of light that passes through.
Sheer lingerie is often made from delicate fabrics like lace and chiffon. It has more of a sexy accent than the main focus of a look. It’s perfect for wearing under clothing for a surprise reveal, or for pairing with something more opaque for a sexy but still modest look.
How Do You Wear Sheer Lingerie?
Avoid wearing sheer underwear with overly complicated outfits. A simple dress or skirt and top are best for showing off your undergarments. You don’t want them to compete with the “real” outfit that you’re wearing!
Match your bra and panties by color.
Matching is the easiest way to ensure that your underwear isn’t too visible when worn over clothes. When choosing your outfit, try to pick coordinating colors from the same color palette to create a seamless look.
If you want to show more skin through your lingerie, line it with a nude fabric. If you worry about showing too much skin or want more coverage than bare lines can provide. The lining sheer material with nude fabric will make it look less transparent and create the illusion of coverage even when there is none!
Here are some mistakes that you should avoid if you have sheer lingerie:
1) Silk tulles are popular examples of sheer fabrics, but they stretch out easily. The more often it stretches out, the looser it gets.
2) When looking for clothing with very delicate cuts, make sure that there’s a bra that provides enough coverage and support for your breasts. Otherwise, your breasts will sag or fall out of the top.
3) Be careful while wearing them. Sheer fabrics can be fragile, so it’s important not to drag them across anything that might snag or tear them.
4) Avoid washing sheer lingerie with anything abrasive like fabric softener sheets, washcloths with rough edges. You also need to be careful with anything that might snag it (washing machine lint trap).
5) Most sheer fabrics have a low tolerance for heat, particularly when it comes from the inside of the dryer. Try to wash them by hand and air-dry them afterward, or better yet, hang them up on a clothesline and let the sun do its magic.
6) Don’t buy sheer lingerie that has a pattern. Patterns are great for solid pieces of clothing, but they are more challenging to pull off with something that is already transparent. If you have an existing patterned piece of clothing that you’d like to match, take a photo of the item and show it to the salesperson before making your purchase so that they can help you find something similar in color without the design.