One of my favorite dresses from the Fall 2013 haute couture shows was a Giambattista Valli bustled ballgown with a Luigi Scialanga sculpted metal ribbon belt:
but one of the things that made it light, lovely and modern was its sheer embroidered skirt.
There is something very sexy about being covered and yet uncovered at the same time... One of my favorite new gowns at RARE vintage is this circa 1990 Vicky Tiel black jersey gown - very fitted through the bodice - with a dramatic open back and a long sheer black lace skirt. The lace is subtly embroidered with beading for a bit of opulent glamour...
Circa 1990 Vicky Tiel black jersey gown with a sheer lace skirt. Size 4/6.
Only available at RARE vintage