There was a time (though it seems hard to imagine it now) that the sheer maxi dress was the bold statement to make. It wasn’t yet mainstream, it wasn’t yet accepted on the street. But then those outside of the high ranks of fashion warmed to it, and it found a cosy place amoungst the cache of women’s wardrobe staples.

And so it remains for fashion in spring 2013. Like this outfit, snapped during Milan men’s fashion week, it’s all about accessorising it to suit the occasion.

sheer black maxi

Stylist Alessia Caliendo (alessiacaliendo.com) paired hers with a red Gucci bag and coloured sunglasses to bring some colour into the mix.

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