5 Days, 5 Ways: Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Lawrence & More Dare to Go Sheer for the Holidays

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‘Tis the season to make an entrance.

No shocker here: Your agenda is stacked with back-to-back holiday soirees and there’s only one way you’re going to make it through: with a killer wardrobe. You’ve done sequins, velvet and all the other holiday trends, so what’s next? Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Beckinsale and other celebs have spoken and sheer is in.

Sheer paneling is innately sultry, but to sex it up even more, go for a cocktail dress in a bedroom-inspired teddy fit. A style like Kate’s works because, for one, it’s long and, two, there are plenty of soft feminine ruffles to give it weight. Throw your hair in a messy up-do and you’re out the door.

ESC: 5 Days, Jennifer Lawrence

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How do you cover up and still feel sexy? Sheer details, of course. Take Jennifer’s high neckline and ankle-length dress. It’s not matronly only because you can see her skin peeking through. Pro tip: Stick to classic black for a modern take on ladylike. Slick your hair back and keep add-ons to a minimum.

ESC: 5 Days, Zoe Kravitz

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Sheer can be classy, but it can also be racy. For a push-the-envelope type of vibe like Zoë Kravitz‘, go for an all see-through dress littered with strategically placed patches or fabric. It gives your look an artsy, downtown feel but it’s still sexy because it leaves little to the imagination (if you know what we mean). Accessorize with eclectic details, like the star’s hoop earrings.

ESC: 5 Days, Emma Roberts

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If you’re more of the buttoned-up type, sheer is still for you. For a less risqué approach, try a fluttery pencil skirt in soft pastel and floral details, Just like Emma Roberts does here. The gossamer, fabric gives it a grown-up feel and a chic cardigan thrown on top will keep you in your comfort zone. A mini handbag and pumps will polish the look.

ESC: Suki Waterhouse, 5 Days

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To take sheer into after-dark territory, metallic touches are mandatory. Sauce it up with soft, sparkling touches like Suki Waterhouse‘s metallic caged bodysuit, satin bustier bra and oh-so-sheer maxi. Tousled waves and a matching satin clutch and heels seal the deal.

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