The sari-draped Indian woman continues to wow fashionistas; the flow of this unstitched fabric being a favourite at red carpet outings. Now, the Western world seems to have found a match that grabs the eyeballs, with the same alluring appeal ” the sheer gown. Designed to tease, since it's created from skin-coloured fabric; the lace or net appears as if draped on bare skin. Here's a show reel of celebrities who have been championing this trend


Yummy mummy Beyonce attended the MET Gala on May 7. She banked on another red carpet trend— the fish tail.

Naomi Watts

On her outing at a fashion awards event on May 29, King Kong star Naomi Watts blended two trends — the side cleavage and the nude lace.

Kim Kardashian

Curvy Kim Kardashian wore a shorter number for a day event in London on May 18. The delicate lace helps accentuate her curves.

Freida Pinto

Our very own Freida Pinto dazzled in a Versace high-slit gown at the Cannes festival on May 16.

Kate Middleton

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, ditched her knee-length dresses for this Temperley gown for the premiere of War Horse on January 8.

Kristen Stewart 

We are not particularly fond of Kristen Stewart’s choice of gown for the premiere of her recent film on May 14 in London. Sheer can be unforgiving, hence has to be worn wisely.

America’s most fashionable night

We are at a loss of words when a top designer wears a lace tunic to America’s most fashionable night, the Met Gala. However, Marc Jacob’s choice was sold out at the stores soon after he wore it and actor Seth Meyers also hosted a recent charity event wearing the same outfit.

Why not in India?

“This is an extension to the lace trend. But it’s difficult for this trend to get popular in India, since Indian attire is mostly worn for family gatherings, and nude-looking fabrics won’t go down well on such occasions. I had created two such gowns, but none of the Bollywood actresses chose them for their red carpet outings. I believe it won’t connect with our sensibilities,” elaborates Mumbai-based designer Swapnil Shinde.