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Nicole Miller | New York Fashion Week
Elie Tahari | New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has come and gone, signaling the end of fashion editors frantically jotting away in their moleskin notebooks while designers showcased many of next spring’s must-haves.

While many trends graced the catwalks (bright lips, turbans (!) and citrus colors) one theme that dominated the runways was the use of sheer fabrics — which, by the way, is a little difficult to embrace on a cold and rainy day.

Yes, ladies, get ready to flaunt your assets come spring because sheer fashion styles will be next season’s stand-out.

From gauzy silk blouses seen at Elie Tahari and Badgley Mischka, to sensual slip dresses at Rag & Bone and Thakoon, sheer ensembles allowed for the display of pretty undergarments — though perhaps not intended for the self-conscious wearer.

If you feel like you’re having a case of déj&#224 vu, then you probably remember (in true fashion addict form) that last spring’s major trend was underwear as outerwear.

While the two seasons’ themes are not dissimilar, the S/S 2011 sheer trend is more demure than Gaga — offering a peek-a-boo of your lingerie rather than actually parading around in your undies.

Although I wouldn’t suggest you pair La Senza’s Double Push-Up Bra underneath a see-through blouse, a lacy, soft-cup bra would look sublime under spring’s sensual creations. If revealing a bra is a little racy for you, opt for a lingerie-esque camisole to wear under something sheer, or to peek out from under a solid top.

But why wait until winter is over?! Try pairing your favorite bra or cami under a silk blouse and, trust me, you’ll feel instantly sexier revealing just a hint of what lies beneath.

What do you think of the spring trend of sheer clothing? Would you reveal your bra under a silky blouse or dress, or is it just plain tacky?

Here’s a few images from the Fashion Week runways to help you decide. Hover or click on the pics to find the designer names.

Vera Wang | New York Fashion Week
Thakoon | New York Fashion Week
Badgley Mischka | New York Fashion Week
Richard Chai Love | New York Fashion Week
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