Saturday, 9 August 2014

Restyle Day 9 - Sheer

There are many variations of the sheer trend, from totally transparent to basically opaque. As with many of these ‘trendy trends’ I tend to lean towards the more subtle incarnation of it. This black dress with its sheer lace panels is a perfect way to wear the style without going the whole hog. Sheer panels in less risqué places (like shoulders, arms, below the knee etc.) are a great way to try out this style if you are a little nervous of flashing too much flesh. 

I found this dress hiding in the racks at Red Cross Bentley rather late into the Restyle game. It’s a perfect fit, shape and style for me… but it’s black. If only it were red or pink or yellow or an actual colour, then I wouldn’t have hesitated to buy it. As it is I took it home anyway because I love style so much.

I don’t wear all black very often, so styling this dress was slightly challenging. The lace, high neck line and little bow are quite fussy, so I wanted to give this outfit a bit of edge and introduce some much needed pattern. Enter my leopard flats, trusty camel hat and novelty maple leaf brooch! This is a great casual weekend outfit that I happily wore while reading magazines and drinking multiple coffees at my favourite café. 

Dress: Australian Red Cross Bentley $8
Brooch: Australian Red Cross Duncraig $3
Belt: Op Shop
Hat: Op Shop
Shoes: Seed

Photos by the lovely Liz from 


  1. Lovely dress, Hannah. It's demure and sexy at the same time. Perfect for date night too (as well as coffee), I would think:) You look beautiful, as always and Liz did a wonderful job with the photos. Cheers!

  2. It's funny, I wouldn't probably look at the dress if it were pink, red or yellow! Black, yes. :)
    xx Jenelle