|sheer transparency by theedgytimes on Polyvore|
The transparency, sheer and/or cutout trend is nothing new (see picture below), but to see lucite heels and PVC handbags in the mainstream only mean it has reached new heights.
See-through accessories give a whole new meaning to the phrase "barely there." Plastic bangles, perspex heels, vinyl belts can be easily styled within the same outfit. A word of caution though, despite its current popularity, these materials generally look inexpensive and can be tacky if styled inappropriately. Tote bags are also popping up in PVC fabrications. However, for those concerned about their valuables being visible within a transparent bag, try one or all of these easy fixes; it's always fun to change it up.
- line the bag with a water resistant fabric from fabric stores like Handcock Fabrics
- rip up one of your old favorite print skirts, sew into a drawstring bag and use it as the bag liner
- use a shoe dust bag (preferably bright colors to give it contrast) to hold contents within the tote
|EJ Lee's transparent/cutout collection for F/W 2006, stocked by Promesse boutique|