Mesh tops are not made of natural fibres, yet they have their appeal. Comfortable, because they are soft and stretchy. Lightweight and crease-resistant, so great to pack for travel. The more sleek silhouettes work well layered under jackets. The patterns pack a punch. 

Some silhouettes are blouse-y, while others are form-fitting. Some have side seam ruching. Some are see-through and require a camisole, while others are more opaque or lined. Necklines and sleeve lengths vary. Some sleeves have thumb holes. The shorter fitted versions work well with flared skirts. Many styles are shown tucked, but you can wear them untucked too.

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The first three AllSaints Turtlenecks are a genius design if you like to wear high necklines. Size up if you’re after a less body-con silhouette. The front neckline drapes beautifully and the patterns are works of art. Sensationally neat, sharp, and interesting under a blazer with a pants suit. I got the very first one you see in the collection to wear with my new brown Theory pants suit, which I modelled in the forum. It’s sufficiently opaque with a nude-for-me bra.

The WHBM Shirred Mesh Tee is gorgeous if you like lilac florals. It’s sufficiently long for long torsos. Their V-neck version is fully reversible and not sheer at all. The DKNY mesh tops work particularly well on curvier figures and petites. Great items to take you into transitional weather.