Long before this year was even halfway over, countless instances of sheer madness ran rife on the red carpet.
Hardly a day passed without a sighting (or six) of the ubiquitous see-through trend that, more often than not, provided more than an eyeful of maximum exposure.
As a result, all forms of bralettes, boy shorts and granny panties boasted their own time in the spotlight as willing accomplices to their sheer partners.
The trend was often manifested in measures of embellished black lace and gossamer tulle, as Stella Maxwell in Alice McCall; Kendall Jenner in Dolce & Gabbana; Freya Mavor in Christian Dior; and Halsey in Jonathan Simkhai all showed.
But, no matter what version it took, the diaphanous quality seemed to draw nearly everyone in under its spell.
It seemed there was no star who wasn’t drinking the sheer Kool-Aid—and somehow believing that all roads to sexy were paved in transparency.
Here’s hoping that 2018 starts on more solid, less sheer, footing.