The Sheer Factor

Reveal, conceal with fabric.

➻ As on Hollywood red carpets, sheer fabric embellishments can be found in many a bridal runway show. It’s easy to see why: Doses of the gauzy fabric, often made of silk or chiffon, can strike a balance when you’d like to show a hint of skin. We scoured the Spring 2017 collections to bring you, left to right, the trend from nearly transparent to completely opaque, with a little something for everyone in between.

Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier
Lela Rose
Temperley London
Jenny Packham
Elisabetta Polignano
Oscar de la Renta
Caroline Hayden

Photos courtesy of respective designers; Costarellos photo by Andreas Stavrinides

‘Sheer Factor’ appears in Milwaukee Weddings.

Find Milwaukee Weddings on newsstands beginning Jan. 2.

Be the first to get every new issue. Subscribe.



Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.