sheer| sh i(ə)r|adjective(of a fabric) very thin; diaphanous : sheer white silk chiffon.nouna very fine or diaphanous fabric or article.DERIVATIVESsheerly adverbsheerness nounORIGIN Middle English (in the sense[exempt, cleared] ): probably an alteration of dialect shire [pure, clear,] from the Germanicbase of the verb shine . In the mid 16th cent. the word was used to describe clear, pure water, and also in sense 3.
Azzaro's sheer toga dress:
Vanessa Seward, Azzaro's designer, in sheer long sleeve black dress:
Sherr dresses by Douglas Hannant:
Jenny Pachkam and Dolce & Gabbana('s) sheer:
Gucci's Fall Winter 2011/2012 Ready-To-Wear collection: