It's not difficult to see the appeal of a sheer bra. Combine underwire with transparent, or semi-transparent, cups made from lace or tulle and you have a bra that is both supportive and revealing. It's an unbeatable combination that shows off your natural shape, making it a popular choice for the boudoir.
Don't think, though, that you have to save a sheer style for evening. Gossard's Glossies range pretty much defined the 1970s, creating a natural look under clothes that chimed perfectly with the vibe of the era. Several decades later, the pendulum of fashion has swung back in its favor, and Gossard has introduced an updated version of its iconic bra: these days, those of us who like a natural silhouette can get the look in the latest cutting edge fabrics and in colors from hot pink to deep royal blue.
Elsewhere, you'll find sheer bras in a variety of styles, from fully see-through triangle bras to tulle confections with carefully placed embroidery to preserve your modesty. A structured lace bra, or a mesh bra with seaming on the cups, will give you a sheer look without sacrificing support.
One of our favorites this season is this sheer bra from the Sophistic range by European lingerie brand Lisca. With a double layer of tulle in the cups for a supportive yet revealing fit, this sensual bra features appliqué in the central gore, finished with Swarovski crystals for a touch of sparkle. With a solid band at the edge the cups for contrast and a narrow ribbon looping through to the shoulder straps, it's a dramatic choice that's designed to make you feel special. Modern yet delicate, and a lightweight choice for summer, a sheer bra belongs in any lingerie collection. There's never been a better time to be tempted by transparency.