Mesh can be tough to sport but we’re making it easy for you by rounding up 7 style options to bring out the best in mesh this season!
If you’re into peek-a-boo trends, mesh will fit right into your fashion equation. Mesh used to be a fashion-don’t, triggering awkward memories of images seen in 90s music videos and gaudy looks of the 80s but don’t you just love it when fashion designers take something cringe-worthy and beautify it?
Following cycles of fashion evolution, mesh fabric appears to have settled itself into a must-try fashion territory this year.
From full-on mesh tops to mesh-accented skirts, dresses and blouses, the previously in-your-face fabric trend has undergone such a refined transformation that it is sported in many style iterations from sporty casual to looks of chic sophistication.
If you are wondering how to incorporate mesh into your personal outfit preference without making a fool of yourself, turn your attention to the guided fashion imagery courtesy of stylish lookbookers below.
7 stylish ways to wear mesh this summer:
♥ mesh panel midi skirt – Ripples By Jenny
Mesh panels on a skirt tend to break up the vertical line of an outfit making you appear choppy and shorter. And if you are not comfortable with having your legs peeking through, give this one a pass. Instead of mesh on a solid colored skirt, be adventurous and find a patterned one instead.
Rhea added inches back with high heels. With the skirt cinching high on the waistline, she midriff-bares in style with a fitted crop top with dainty spaghetti straps.
Dare To Bare
♥ mesh crop top – Renamed, Blu Boutique
Wearing a full mesh crop top in black over a black bra is doable as long as you are a fashion risk taker with an attitude to back it up. Ellen pairs the mesh-and-bra combo with black floral shorts and slinky metallic heels for a ready-to-party look.
Mesh Pencil Skirt
♥ mesh panel pencil skirt – Style Societe
A white pencil skirt is made trendy with the presence of two mesh panels near the narrow hemline.
Keeping it monochromatic in black and white, Rachel teams it with a fitted crop top for a midriff-baring style option. Strappy heels in black complete this chic dressy look.
Notice the mesh panels visually pull us it? Having said that, if you are a petite dresser that likes inches to be added into your height, it is wise find other skirt options without mesh bands or if you have to, find ones with very narrow/thin mesh panels that do not take inches off your height.
Black Mesh On A White Top
♥ mesh striped shirt – Mexy Shop
The mesh panels decorating the chest and sleeve area of the white top is an instant attention grabber. Instead of a plain skirt, Irene amps up the style factor and grounds the look down with a black and white polka dot high-waisted skirt.
For waist-definition, she tucks in her statement top into the skirt and finish off with shiny metallic heels and a beige clutch.
Mesh At Shirt’s Bottom
♥ white mesh panel top – Something Borrowed
If you’re a safe dresser but would like to showcase a peek of mesh, find a white boxy top with mesh panels at the bottom that can be paired with a black maxi pencil skirt. The mesh will be layered over the skirt instead of your skin except when you raise your arms up.
Charmaine keeps it classic by carrying a spacious black bag and a black and white color-block slip-on shoes, making this a look appropriate for work and play.
♥ white mesh button up – Oasap
Mesh accenting a white collared button up showcasing a peek of chest and shoulder flesh is another chic way to carry the trend forward. Worn tucked into a short A-line skirt in dark blue, Sharena ties the look down with a simple black clutch black sandals.
♥ black mesh top – Camote Soup
For a sporty outfit rendition, layer a full mesh crop top over a black tank that is then partnered with blue denim shorts and a pair of black wedge sneakers. Alessandra completes her sporty casual look with a black cap, long statement necklace, shades and a watch.
Other mesh-accented outfits coordinated by style-conscious polyvorers for your inspiration:
Will you be trying out the mesh fashion trend this season? If so, how would you choose to dress up and make mesh a fashion statement in your outfit? Share below and let us know!
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