Sheer Seduction: 90s Sheer Trends

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If you've been a part of any alternative subculture, chances are you're no stranger to sheer fabrics.

I've had mesh & fishnet in my wardrobe for as long as I can remember - from oversized mesh tops to long sleeve shirts made of fishnet.

While the trend comes and goes in the mainstream, one things for certain - sheer fabric is always the perfect choice for adding a hint of sex appeal to your outfit.


The first mesh fabric was created in 1888. A British mill owner was out with his aunt and noticed that her gloves had a few holes in them. She replied that her hands were still warm despite the holes and the idea for mesh was born.

The original mesh fabric was less sheer than many styles you see today, and was often used as undergarments for men, and later as sportwear. 

But the ultra-fine mesh us chicks wear today was later invented in 1935 and originally used for nylon stockings.

90s Fashion

I get a lot of my fashion inspiration from the iconic women of the 90s.

I woke up early every day to watch Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Charmed (nonstop fashion inspo right there).

Whether I was consuming TV shows or music, the women of the time dressed in hardly-there, dare-to-bare styles. Sheer fabrics obviously included.

Let's take a look at some of my style icons from the time, and how sheer fabrics were used to take each outfit up a notch.





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