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How to Style Mesh for Spring and Beyond

The '90s staple is back.

Perfect for the current in-between weather, mesh is having a moment this spring. Sheer tops—sometimes dubbed "second-skin”—rode in on the wave of ‘90s nostalgia that also brought us chain belts and jaggy jeans. Their effect precedes the nickname; the fabric skims the wearer’s body leaving little to the imagination. Spotted on the runways for Fall ‘22, Dion Lee showed sexy options while Fendi opted for light, refreshing versions. Luckily for us, these versatile tops can be styled to fit your personal taste—whether you want printed graphics or sequins, discover more ways to blend these second-skin tops into your everyday looks below.

Sequins

These sequin-topped mesh pieces are the extra oomph you didn’t know you needed. The see-through mesh element adds a dash of sexy appeal, and the sequins sparkle like the stars.

New Layering Tactics

It’s bare skin but not really. Layered under or over crop tops and slip dresses, the mesh allows you to flaunt your skin at your own comfort level. Mesh is great for the current transitional weather, when you want a little flair without the addition of a jacket.

Bright Colors

A pop of color is sure to turn heads. Select your favorite shades then style for a casual, everyday look or a dressed-up ensemble.

Mesh Turtleneck

Balenciaga
$775

Patterns

A patterned mesh shifts the levels of opacity, allowing for endless styling potential. Take your pick from vibrant graphic prints or minimal designs, then add a cute bra or bralette underneath.

Alex Mesh Tee

Lisa Says Gah
$129
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