See-through at Work? Maybe
So, if you have see-through garments (crochet, sheer, or peekaboo) you would like to wear and still be viewed as professional, try this principle:
Wear a see-through garment as an accessory, like a scarf, not as an article of clothing.
For example, a sheer blouse in teal could be worn in many professional settings as long as it topped a matching teal, or black, long-sleeved tee-shirt. And, for Casual Friday, a crocheted sweater in a neutral could layer over something bright.
Do's and don'ts:
- Do wear a tee-shirt under a knit or crocheted sweater. A camisole in a color normally associated with underwear doesn't cut it.
- Do wear a sheer tailored blouse, with a matching shirt under. A blouse has the advantage, over a scarf, of offering camouflage to the less slim.
- Don't choose a skin-toned garment to wear under something sheer. People will have to look closely to see whether you really are properly clothed.
- Don't wear black underwear with a white shirt. That look has passed, and it now just looks tacky.
- Do approach the wearing of lace with caution. At best, it is associated with romance or considered a little old-fashioned. At worst, it looks like lingerie.
It's up to you to protect your professional presentation. When in doubt, don't.