Each season it seems as though there's a new take on sheer styles, and for Spring 2012, your usual see-through pieces have that extra something special: a modern mix between full-on mesh and classic cutouts. The laser-cut look is huge this year, and we spotted perforated details on many a Spring runway. From shoes to bags, dresses to shorts, designers offered up lightweight, breathable pieces, which can take on a sporty or sexy vibe, depending on how you wear it. Designers like Alexander Wang and Rag & Bone showed athletic webbed anoraks over leggings, while Cynthia Rowley, Altuzarra, and Fendi opted for fitted, clean-cut perforated leather mixed in with basic styles. Ready to get in on the trend? We've rounded up 15 perforated pieces that will give you a sleek, airy look for Spring. Click through now to shop them all.
Diane Kruger is an unstoppable fashion force. Right after the Met Gala festivities, the actress changed out of her white Calvin Klein gown into a flirty red mesh dress and leopard print Alexander Wang booties for some afterparty fun. While it doesn't take much for the actress to shine, her frock speaks volumes with its hot hue and mesh details. We're totally channeling red mesh this Summer, and we urge you to do the same.
This bracelet is a design from one of my favorite jewelry lines, Erickson Beamon. In my eyes, they can do no wrong, as each piece is an artistic thing of beauty! This bracelet is absolutely phenomenal and the fact that it is a huge statement piece doesn't hurt either. I seek them out on a regular basis in order to keep up with what's new. I'd hate to think that I missed out on one of their luscious offerings!
Emmanuelle Chriqui toasted the Svedka Vodka party in NYC last night looking modernly chic in a fresh LBD. Notice how the mesh detailing on her frock shows just the right amount of skin. For accessories, the Entourage star shimmered in gold chandelier earrings, matching bangle, and strappy sandals. Subtle, sexy, and sizzling hot.
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Check out hotties Megan in Herve Leroux, Blake in Roberto Cavalli, and Rihanna in Alexander Wang looking sexy to the max in mesh flesh frocks. There's something about mesh inserts that evoke a daring, mysterious vibe and I like it. This detailing isn't for the faint-hearted; when donning such a bold embellishment, brace yourself for hard stares and the occasional catcall. You ready?
OK, I've been eying this Stella McCartney Mesh Sandal ($595) for a while now, and I think it's time to take the plunge. Check out how the tubular straps and mesh insets emit a futuristic vibe — swoon. I can already picture it with a ton of outfits but that price tag is too hard to swallow, even when it's animal-cruelty-free.
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No longer reserved for boxers and their muscle-tanks, today's mesh is feminine, flirty and just a smidge of sporty. You can find it on dresses and tops as a result of the get sporty trend that is, in fact, carrying over into the Fall. Funny how one fabric can be so bi-polar - bring on the mesh!
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Need a great new pair of pants so that you look and feel good during your next workout?
Why not slip into Scout Performance Contrast Mesh Capris ($66)? These capris are made to move, but they also look really cute too (which can be hard to find with good workout gear). The pants are ultimately made from a stretchy nylon blend, but they're accented with breathable pink mesh panels. What's more? They also have a hidden drawstring waist and key pocket. Buy them on Vickerey.com.