When it comes to sheer gear, there is a great diversity of opinion, with only one thing being sure: it's all about confidence.

One of Spring 2011's biggest trends, this gauzy look is not for the shy or body-conscious.

So StyleList decided to test the trend on the streets of Soho, in NYC. Donning a sheer Kimono shirtdress by NAHM, we set out to hear just what people think of sheer gear. Stopping unknowing strangers we asked, "How appropriate is sheer on the streets?"

The response was mixed, with one fashion-forward girl exclaiming, "Anyone who doesn't like sheer is afraid of it." And another who vowed never to indulge the sexy trend. Conversely, all men seemed quite comfortable with sheer (of course) and lauded the NAHM dress as a tasteful approach to the trend.

There was an obvious split between young and not-so-young, with the younger set unanimously regarding the trend as a winner. While the older set felt it more for the young and fit.


But no matter how brave and confident you might be, it's probably best to layer your sheer look for the office. "Don't want to get anyone too excited," as one woman exclaimed.

But keep that attitude because that's what will give you the courage to bare it all.