Channeling Rihanna's Oscar Look in a Casual WayThe 95th Annual Oscar
by Isabella Ortiz
Academy Awards took place and the looks were nothing but ordinary. Rihanna walked the red carpet in a sexy, sheer black dress. Many were blown away by the look and want to recreate this iconic look but in a more casual, everyday way.
The sheer back dress is designed by Alaïa. The look consisted of a black leather bandeau top, a sheer long sleeve top and a low-rise draped leather skirt. The sheer portion of the dress beautifully showed off her bump. We can all see Rihanna is giving a new spin to maternity chic.
Sheer is in for Spring 2023
Sheer dresses and tops have taken over the runways, fashion shows and red carpets. However, not everyone may be comfortable to show an immense amount of skin. This trend has shifted to street style and finding ways to make the eye-catching trend more mundane and simple.
According to WWD, "There is no right or wrong way to style the sheer trend...This freedom in choosing what to bare means you can opt to conceal what you wish underneath these fine pieces."
Sheer clothing can be versatile of wearing it with nothing underneath or pairing with lace bralette. For a more modest look, you can pair a full coverage bra or bandeau similar to Rihanna's look.
Make it Casual
La Femme Apéro's Mesh Mock Neck Wave top in black. The top is a mesh fabric with a long sleeve style and a mother-of-pearl shank button detail at the right shoulder. The top is also lined in printed self fabric at the front and back bodice that gives an elevated finish and good coverage.
The top can be paired with a leather skirt to recreate Rihanna's look or paired with a silky skirt shown in the photo above. Whether you are wanting a more modest or sexy look; it is all in how you style the garment.
Elevated Street Wear
Pair the Mesh Mock Neck Wave Black top with a pair of tight leather pants. A pant gives more freedom to walk around the city and it is a nice switch from jeans.
NET-A-PORTER Agolde leather pants retail for $300. They are a leather-blend, straight-leg pant.
Pairing our top with a silk skirt will elevate the top and give a more sophisticated chic look. This outfit can be perfect for a dinner out with friends.
The Aritizia Babaton Slip Midi Skirt is a glossy, light weight skirt that is perfect for this upcoming spring season. The skirt retails for $98.
As sheer is one of the upcoming trends for spring and summer, let's find ways to incorporate it into your own style and what make makes you comfortable. Taking inspiration from iconic celebrities like Rihanna and creating outfits with what you already own.