Celebrities Love…Sheer Hems

Celebrities Love Sheer HemsThe legs have it—at least when it comes to the latest trend in transparency . We’ve seen the see-through gowns and the peek-a-boo paneling that have permeated many a red carpet. But, now, specifically sheer hemlines are having their own moment, too, with starlets already taking cues from the Spring 2014 runways.

When applied correctly, this diaphanous design detail adds a modern edge to an otherwise classic dress. The see-through hem whispers of both sultriness and sophistication, adding a measure of chic intrigue to a starlet’s statement look.

At the Rome Film Festival, Rooney Mara cut things short with her delicate, yet structured white Balenciaga design. Take away the more elegant organza overlay, and this would have been a way-too-short mini.

Meta Golding edged it up at ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Madrid premiere, donning a laser-cut leather Loewe frock that not only featured a sheer hem, but extended the trend to the sleeves and back.

Like Rooney, Amy Adams wore a shorter sheer hemline that was tacked onto her monochromatic David Koma dress at the ‘American Hustle’ L.A. screening.

As for ‘Downton Abbey’ actress Laura Carmichael, she debuted a more demure version of the trend with her Richard Nicoll midnight-blue dress that was just subtly sheer at the bottom.

Sheer genius, or already sick of see-through?

Sheer Hem Runway Credit: Style.com & Getty

8 thoughts on “Celebrities Love…Sheer Hems

  1. Tamia

    This is a trend that really hasn’t translated well on the carpet.
    Merry Christmas FC, thank you so much for a stunning 2013 :)

  2. Nat39

    I also think that Laura’s subtler version works best – the transition is smooth, more tasteful. In other cases, it looks more like an odd addition.

  3. quimby

    These all look cheap to me…and if the sheer hem looks cheap in these expensive dresses made by wonderful designers, I think there’s no hope for us mere mortals!

  4. Serenity

    I actually like Rooney’s look the best, as the sheer part is an overlay that extends past the hem, rather than just being tacked onto the hem. It flows more naturally. In addition, it coordinates with the sheerness on the cape. I don’t mind this trend at all, but I definitely think it can be hit or miss as far as execution.


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