Show some skin in Whistles’ ‘Marissa’ burnout sweater

We must confess, we were more than a little surprised to discover that this sweater is by Whistles: they’re not a brand we tend to associate with the kind of clothing that leaves you in danger of committing an act of  indecent exposure if you happen to move the wrong way in them, but perhaps they’ve decided it’s time to get “edgy”. And possibly to get arrested by The Fashion Police, depending on what you think of this creation of theirs.

As you can see, this is a sweater with lots of sheer panels, which we guess makes it as “shweater”. It looks a bit like an unfinished jigsaw puzzle, which will either totally expose your undergarments, or totally expose much of the flesh on your torso, if you decide not to wear any undergarments.

What do you think of this one, readers? Is the world ready for the shweater, do you think? If so, you can buy this one at, where it’s £125.


  • April 12, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    In one way I find this even worse than other clothing with sheer/missing panels, because of the messy looking change of colours where your trousers or skirt start (unless of course you’re Lady you-know-who and are already wearing a flesh-coloured body suit or something).

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  • April 12, 2010


    Is it wrong if I love this?
    I love the futuristic paneling on it, and I don’t think it shows too much skin. You could wear it over a basic dress too.

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    • April 13, 2010


      I entirely agree (: I really like it

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  • April 13, 2010


    TETRIS, it’s tetris.
    made out of snow.
    {& ice.
    for the sheer parts, i mean.}
    .-= ilovetrash´s last blog ..edouard jerrold jerry edouard iconic 70s boots =-.

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  • April 16, 2010


    I’m pretty sure this was stolen from the costume department of Tron.
    .-= Selina´s last blog ..Your daily dose of pretty: Debutante earrings by This Charming Girl =-.

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