15 Ways to Style Sheer Pants for Every Occasion

For such a bold look, they're surprisingly versatile.

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From the fishnet pants Kylie Jenner wore to Nobu to the sheer white trousers Jennifer Lopez donned for a movie premiere, sheer pants are everywhere. Given the naked dress trend that's dominated red carpets, see-through fabrics don't appear to be going anywhere. Want to try the trend yourself? Look no further.

The first step to styling sheer pants is determining how much skin you want to reveal. While showing some leg is inevitable in sheer pants, there are degrees of exposure. Some choose to bear it all, wearing minimal undergarments, while others make them part of the outfit, choosing statement colors and fabrics. Still, others pair sheer pants with an oversized jacket or trench that offers more substantial coverage.

Whatever your vision, these sheer pants outfits offer plenty of inspiration.

Statement Shoes

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A matching blazer keeps the outfit muted, making it the perfect canvas for a statement shoe. Tucking the pants into the shoe's ankle strap adds another layer of dimension.

Shades of Nude

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Business on top, party on the bottom. Balance out a pair of flouncy, patterned pants with a neutral, structured jacket.

Leather and Lace

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You may not initially think to pair sheer lace pants with an oversized T-shirt, but with the addition of a leather jacket and flip-flops, it's the perfect high-low mix.

Make It Monochromatic

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For a clean, polished look, try a black bodysuit with sheer black trousers and a belt. The bodysuit adds coverage, and layering sheer bottoms over it feels ballet-inspired.

Vacation Ready

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A silk scarf and linen pants are a classic vacation combination. Adding a trench coat polishes things off.

A Cool-Girl Jacket

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Offset feminine lace with a laid black leather bomber and white tee, Hailey Bieber style. Many celebs have paired high-waisted underwear with a sheer dress, and Bieber shows it works with lace pants too. Black sunglasses and heels complete the effortlessly glam look.

Polished Prep

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For a simple and elegant option, try pairing lace pants with a matching blazer buttoned up like a shirt. Open-toed shoes keep things from veering too business casual.

Tailored Layers

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Contrast the playfulness of sheer pants with tailored layers. A button-down shirt and trench coat are featured above, but a vest or blazer would also do well.

Boots and a Blazer

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A little goes a long way when it comes to lace. Layering an oversized blazer and knee-high boots over a lace bodysuit allows just the right amount of the fabric to peak through.

Business on Top, Party on Bottom

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Rhinestone fishnets highlight the silver pinstripes in Jenner's blazer minidress, while sheer-toed shoes add to the illusion of never-ending legs.

Legs for Days

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A high-cut bodysuit elongates the legs as is, but adding pointed-toe pumps creates an even longer line. A fitted jacket ties it all together.


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For a structured look that's decidedly un-stuffy, try this lingerie-inspired look. An oversized leather blazer tops off a matching bra and underwear set, while lace pants add texture.

Denim Duty

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For a daytime look, try pairing sheer pants with an oversized button-down denim jacket. Here, a sheer black top peeking out from the jacket's collar adds symmetry.


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J.Lo makes the case for a matching set in this all-white ensemble. The high neckline, long sleeves, and wide-leg pants work because the sheer quantity of fabric is offset by the fact that it's so lightweight and transparent.

Textured Neon

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A highlighter green blazer and matching pants may sound like overkill on paper, but when the pants are sheer lace, the duo strikes just the right balance.

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