How to Wear Sheer Clothing

Sheer pieces have been trending for a while now, but they can be tricky to wear. Some people may believe that it is only for the fashionable bold, but with sheer pieces taking over shops, we want to show you that sheer can be chic, casual, and glamourous. How can seemingly transparent clothing give you different looks? We’ll give you a hint: it is all about what you wear with it!

Not all of us feel ready to go out in just a sheer top (we can’t all have Rihanna’s confidence), but there are definitely many different other ways you can wear a sheer garment without feeling like you are walking out naked!

Sheer clothing is all about what you wear under (or over) it! Sheer garments can be used as an accent or as the main focus of one’s outfit. Body suits and sheer garments go together extremely well. Bralettes and bicycle shorts have also become a popular combination with sheer clothing. However, as aforementioned, sheer clothing does not always have to be on top of your undergarments! They would be an accent to a short sleeved shirt or a short skirt. A peek of the sheer material can make a simple outfit a little more unique and chic.

Above all, the most sure-fire way for you to wear sheer clothing is to wear it with confidence! Do not be afraid to experiment to figure out the best way to wear sheer clothing that fits your personality and style the best.


Behind the Pattern

While visiting Florence it is easy to get caught up in the big name stores on the main path through city center. Why visit to only return home with something you could buy online anyway? If you take a quick step off of the beaten path you can find boutiques with high quality items made in Florence. This is where Essére Atelier shines. 

Essére Atelier is a women’s clothing boutique in Florence, Italy that you will not want to miss. The elegant and chic apparel is inspired and handmade by its passionate owner, Ilaria Tolossi. All materials are specially chosen by Ilaria because of their excellent quality and color.

Ilaria says that her designs are not targeted toward a specific age range or group of people. Her customers can range from age 20 to 70, but all have in common that they are looking for something unique. Women come into the store because they want to be different from the rest and have a one-of-a-kind piece.

Ilaria releases a new collection twice a year but is always making new things. A new found fabric can spark ideas for a piece at any time. She also can customize designs for customers who see an item they like but would prefer it in a different color or length.

Customers of Essére Atelier tend to love bright colors and prints, with no certain pattern selling more than another. Even in the winter Ilaria is still searching for fabrics and making clothes with bright colors. She finds that overall dresses, short sleeve shirts and kimonos are her best selling items.

Each collection originates with a different theme but the fabric leads the collection. Although Ilaria searches for fabric based on the theme, she says that “the fabric leads to the dress.” Her inspiration comes from everywhere from trips to people in the street to magazines.

Ilaria finds her fabrics across Italy. Some are found in markets or silk producers, and in Northern Italy. The extra step that she takes to pick out the best fabrics is what leads to the high quality and stylish garments.

Clear your calendars to come check out Essére Atelier at our Summer Showcase on June 19th at 5:30pm. Aperativo will be served as well as a chance to see Ilaria’s newest pieces! We hope to see you there.

ICYMI: Spring/Summer 2019 Showcase

Last week we revealed our SS19 Collection for everyone! Thank you to everyone who managed to come out in the middle of the Florence rain, and in case you missed it, here are some highlights from the event!

Before the event even began, the store was buzzing with makeup, models, and designers.

Here are some of our favorite outfits from the showcase!

The showcase was a huge success, and we hope to see all of you again for F/W19-20! A video of the event is coming soon on Instagram TV!! Come to the store to try on any of your favorite pieces and tag us!!

An Invitation to Our SS19 Showcase!

It is almost time for Essère Atelier’s SS19 Showcase! Next week, on April 3rd, Ilaria Tolossi will be revealing her SS19 Collection for the world to see. Those who come will be treated with an aperitivo and get to be the first to see a local Florentine designer’s new designs for the season. Students that come will also receive a 15% discount!

Here is a sneak peak to what you will be able to see at her store.

The collection contains a variety of colors, materials, and patterns, perfect to welcome in the sun and transition away from the winter cold. Ilaria is focused on making clothing that brings out the best in her clients. She does altering in store, and if there is something you want in a different color or pattern, seeing that she has the proper amount of fabric, she could make you a personal, unique garment.

Come and see how Essère Atelier can help you be your best you. Maybe you will leave with a piece from the new collection!

Introducing Essère Atelier

Essère Atelier is a woman’s clothing boutique in Florence, Italy that you will not want to miss. The elegant and chic apparel is inspired and handmade by its passionate owner, Ilaria Tolossi. All materials are specially chosen by Ilaria because of their excellent quality and color.

Because most tourists hop from one tourist attraction to the other, they tend to miss the backstreets where many authentic Florentine shops, like Ilaria’s, are hidden. This boutique is unique to Italian culture and is truly one of a kind. 

Ilaria’s expansive career is showcased in her fresh and exciting clothing. She has worked with Jean-Paul Gaultier, a French fashion designer, along with the Spanish brand Loewe and the Florentine brand Pucci. She has also taught history of fashion, textiles, and graphic design at Accademia de Moda Italiana and other schools of fashion in Florence.

After gaining substantial experience by working for other designers, Ilaria found herself wanting something different, something more. So, she opened up her own store in Florence, taking the leap needed to expose her bright fashion sense to the world. Ilaria has been running Essère Atelier for over 20 years now, and she is still in love with fashion designing as she was from day one.

Her goal with Essère Atelier is to create clothing that allows people to be the very best that they can be. While she knows that having style is important, confidence is key, and she wants those who wear her clothes to feel bold and confident in her clothing. Come visit Ilaria, and see if her clothes can join your closet in helping you be your best!

Essère Atelier is located at: Via dei Pandolfini, 7/r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

Mon: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tue: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Wed: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Thu: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Fri: 10:00am – 1:00pm, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sun: Closed