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PHOTOS: Katharine McPhee Loves Her Sheer Couture
When it comes to Katharine McPhee, skin is always in. READ: How to Get Katharine McPhee's Sheer Look for Fall The 30-year-old “Scorpio” star and former “American Idol” contestant always knows how to sizzle on the red carpet with her signature look: sheer couture. Whether it’s oh-so-gorgeous gowns or simple slacks, the brunette beauty apparently loves to give her personal style a seductive touch. And while the sheer look is a daring one, McPhee always makes sure to tastefully emphasize her best feature: her lean, coveted curves. And fortunately for us, celebrity stylists say anyone can go sheer with a few simple tips and tricks. “Sheer is for everyone," says style expert Sharon Graubard, previously of Stylesight, a company that analyzes fashion trends. “A woman who is not comfortable showing her midriff can still wear sheer sleeves, illusion necklines, insets at the shoulders, or a button-up shirt over a tank top. Just a wide border of sheer at a skirt hem, or sheer insets on a pleated skirt, suggests lingerie and has a sexy, but not overexposed effect.” READ: Dress Like a Model Without 'Sheer' Terror “Sheer fabrics are an ideal way to enhance your figure for nighttime looks,” adds style expert Cecelia Myers. “A blouse with sheer sleeves is a great way to show your arms even if they aren’t like Michelle Obama’s. One of my favorite looks is a lace skirt where the liner stops just a few inches before the hem. It allows your legs to be a bit more visible without trying too hard. If you’re worried about it being too revealing, pair some opaque tights with the skirt.” For some more inspiration, check out McPhee’s many sheer looks below:
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2010

Arriving at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Style Issue Event in Hollywood.
(Reuters)

2012

Posing on the red carpet as she arrives at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.
(Reuters)

2014

Promoting "Scorpion" in Beverly Hills.
(Associated Press)

2012

Arriving at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
(Associated Press)

2012

Attending the 2012 Malaria No More International Honors in New York.
(Associated Press)

2013

Arriving at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
(Associated Press)

2013

Posing during a fashion event by retailer Landmark in Hong Kong.
(Associated Press)

2014

Walking the red carpet at a party hosted by Google and Netflix, at the U.S. Institute of Peace, as part of the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner weekend in Washington.
(Reuters)

2014

Attending the CBS Television Studios "Summer Soiree" in West Hollywood.
(Reuters)

2014

Promoting her new CBS drama "Scorpion" in Los Angeles.
(Associated Press)

2014

Arriving for "The Late Show" in New York.
(Associated Press)

PHOTOS: Katharine McPhee Loves Her Sheer Couture

When it comes to Katharine McPhee, skin is always in. READ: How to Get Katharine McPhee's Sheer Look for Fall The 30-year-old “Scorpio” star and former “American Idol” contestant always knows how to sizzle on the red carpet with her signature look: sheer couture. Whether it’s oh-so-gorgeous gowns or simple slacks, the brunette beauty apparently loves to give her personal style a seductive touch. And while the sheer look is a daring one, McPhee always makes sure to tastefully emphasize her best feature: her lean, coveted curves. And fortunately for us, celebrity stylists say anyone can go sheer with a few simple tips and tricks. “Sheer is for everyone," says style expert Sharon Graubard, previously of Stylesight, a company that analyzes fashion trends. “A woman who is not comfortable showing her midriff can still wear sheer sleeves, illusion necklines, insets at the shoulders, or a button-up shirt over a tank top. Just a wide border of sheer at a skirt hem, or sheer insets on a pleated skirt, suggests lingerie and has a sexy, but not overexposed effect.” READ: Dress Like a Model Without 'Sheer' Terror “Sheer fabrics are an ideal way to enhance your figure for nighttime looks,” adds style expert Cecelia Myers. “A blouse with sheer sleeves is a great way to show your arms even if they aren’t like Michelle Obama’s. One of my favorite looks is a lace skirt where the liner stops just a few inches before the hem. It allows your legs to be a bit more visible without trying too hard. If you’re worried about it being too revealing, pair some opaque tights with the skirt.” For some more inspiration, check out McPhee’s many sheer looks below:

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