Our favorite layers for the holiday season are sophisticated while simultaneously playful and subtly seductive. We're not talking about our favorite cashmere cardigans or warm winter coats; this post is about the winter layers that are meant to be worn underneath it all.

A sheer tight or micro fishnet stocking layered under a wool skirt or silk slip dress is a simple way to elevate any winter look. We also love the visibility of a delicate lace or thin strapped bra under a sheer blouse or open-knit top. 

Keep reading for an edit of favorite base layers that are meant to be seen.

woman in silk skirt and tights
| image courtesy of @paulinewears |
woman in sheer top with undergarments
| image courtesy of deuxbirds |
sheer socks
| image courtesy of glitz and glam by tiff |
woman in black dress with tights
| image courtesy of instyle |
woman in white blouse

| image courtesy of @deuxbirds |

Consider these base layers that are meant to be seen as the perfect final touch to the styling of your holiday looks.


Tights and Socks

Falke Shelina Sheer Tights


Jil Sander Fluid Silk Satin Slipdress


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