How To Style A Sheer Blouse and Jeans

I hope you’re enjoying your long weekend. Today I’m showing how to style a sheer blouse and slim jeans that caught my eye. Are women over 50 too old to wear sheer garments? Heck no! Your success with it is all in the styling and that usually involves underpinnings.closeup of sheer feather pattern blouse


Gone are the days I want my lingerie to show through my garments so I have an arsenal of cami’s and slips at the ready. My slips aren’t getting much use these days but I do have an entire section of my lingerie drawer devoted to camisoles (yes, I’m due to weed through those too).


So while I am armed and ready with a collection of camisoles, I hate to have to wear one. A camisole that duplicates the neckline of your top is the least intrusive. Nude or black is the most useful so your blouse gets the attention, not your lingerie.

Here’s more of my philosophy on underpinnings –  The One Bra You’ll Never Need

How to wear a sheer top

  • wear a camisole that matches your skin tone
  • match the neckline of your camisole to the neckline of your top
  • wear a top with sheer sleeves
  • layer a sheer top under a sleeveless dress


over 50 woman wearing sheer blouse with feather pattern

I came across this sheer feather print blouse and knew it was a look I would like. The blue is so pretty and the feather pattern adds to its light, airy feel. I’ve always loved blue and the further I dip my toe into wearing color, the more I realize I could wear blue everything and be a happy gal! As a bonus, this top has a built-in cami which makes it easy to wear and maintain your modestly.


It’s a nice length but I wanted to experiment with it so did a half tuck in the front and find I like it both ways. It’s sized from 00 to 18, I’m wearing an 8. The fabric is subtly shirred around the neckline which gives it a feminine but not girly feel. The sleeves have elastic at the wrist so you could easily push them up to keep them out of the way when eating, etc.


These cotton/polyester jeans have plenty of spandex so they’re super comfy. This medium wash comes in petite, regular, short, and tall in both classic or curvy. I’m in that group of women whose height puts them in the petite category but they need a regular rise. Petite pants are shorter everywhere including the rise. This “short” category has a regular rise and a shorter inseam. Brilliant!


fashion blogger wear blue feather rpint sheer top over jeans



Do you shy away from sheer garments?





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  1. Pamela Winter
    May 14, 2021 / 8:05 pm

    I love all your tips on how to wear a sheer top..this is probably a dumb question.. But what kind of bra do you wear under a Danielle? Thanks for your suggestion.. Also what do you eat to stay so slim?

    • Jennifer
      May 17, 2021 / 8:19 pm

      You could wear a nude bra with a very thin strap but if you don’t want it to show, you need a strapless be or wear something over it.

  2. Frances Strange
    February 17, 2021 / 9:38 am

    And the neck style suits you so well.

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