Thumbs up? Silky print blouses!
I'm actually not certain why style sources are calling this a trend. Beautiful, silky blouses are never out. I guess the trend factor is in the fluid, "flowy" cut and the prints.
If you don't have a top or two like this in your closet, I would definitely invest! They're feminine, figure-forgiving, can be dressed up or down, and worn in any season (a bright silky top under a winter jacket is a great combo!)
Choose a print that suits your style. Doesn't have to be bright flowers. And remember that "flowing" does not mean "drowning." The top should fit you well in the shoulders and skim your body, not flap around you like a tent.
Thumbs down #1? Sheer Panels.
Tricky for anyone to wear, extremely problematic for modest dressers, and certain to be only a flash in the pan every once in a while.
I've actually seen some interesting pieces that featured sheer sections over contrasting colors. And I love the look of black lace over a nude foundation. But this is not the trend that's been trotted out. It's truly sheer panels showing skin underneath.
It's fine on a bathing suit, which this top looks like, but otherwise, why bother investing when you have to put something underneath it?.
Thumbs down #2? Exposed shoulders.
As with the sheer blouses I see no point in calling this a trend, it's a constant in today's world, but it seems the one-shoulder thing is all the rage. (And it's far more elegant than the slit and slashed shoulders we saw last fall.)
I actually love the Grecian look of one exposed shoulder and will soon hunt-down a lovely maillot bathing suit in this style. But as far as clothing goes, this is obviously not a look that most modest dressers will be able to make work on a regular basis, so it's not investment worthy. And I will take this opportunity to remind you that this look does NOT work over a fitted t-shirt as discussed here last summer.