The Fashion Trend I Saw in Nearly Every AFW Show

Sheer skirt AFW
Getty Images

There’s one major trend I’ve spotted at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney. It’s a common thread that’s popped up in almost every show. I’ve seen sheer maxi skirts P.E Nation, Beare Park and Albus Lumen, which indicates the trend will pop off come spring and summer.

P.E Nation, which showcased the athleisure brand’s new direction with Pip Edwards as its sole creative director, showed sheer skirts made from thin mesh in pastel and nude colours. They were paired with tight-fitting tops or bras and chunky sneakers. One look showed the skirt over top of a grey thong with black trim.

Image: Wendell Teodoro/Getty Images for AFW

Beare Park’s show at Meers Hall in the Art Gallery of NSW featured a sheer skirt in light grey with a billowy sheer top and ballet flats. Another look showcased a sheer skirt with a thick silk top and black thongs. Sheer fabrics also popped up in heavenly floor-length dresses.

Image: James Gourley/Getty Images for AFW

At Albus Lumen, designer Marina Afonina sent a tiered white sheer skirt was paired with a white oversized T-shirt down the runway which made the look feel super wearable.

Image: Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images for AFW

The trend has also been spotted on international runways for Fall/Winter 2024-2025 and in street style images. In February this year, French publication Numero called it a top trend for 2024, noting it was featured at show for Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Thom Browne.

So, how do you wear a sheer skirt? Fortunately, there are several ways to style it, so it doesn’t have to be as risqué as it sounds. The easiest way to style it is with a top long enough to cover your undies. This could be a baggy T-shirt, long-line vest or an oversized blazer.

Another way is to wear it over briefs. They might be stretchy-material short shorts, or if you don’t want to buy anything new, a pair of medium to full-coverage undies you have already — high-briefs, hipster or bikini.

Are you ready to try the trend in its most daring iteration? Rock it with a thong. Go for the thong in black or a dark colour for a statement or, if you’d rather it be more subtle, opt for nude or white.

Related: 5 New Labels Set to Shake Up This Year’s Australian Fashion Week

Related: 13 Street Style Looks From Past AFWs We’d Still Wear Today

Related Posts
Latest Fashion
The End.

The next story, coming up!