Chloë Grace Moretz wore a completely sheer skirt with a surprising twist

As a celebrity news editor, it’s quite possible I’ve laid eyes on every sheer dress, skirt, or top ever to exist. Enter Chloë Grace Moretz. The actor heard my cry for a twist on the classic sheer-skirt-over-black-or-nude-briefs and delivered with an eye-catching take on the trend. Arriving at the premiere for The Peripheral in London on October 17, she hit the red carpet in a hot pink sheer chiffon skirt (the ’20s’ second most popular trend: Barbiecore) paired with a cropped sweatshirt with elbow-length raglan sleeves. 

The twist? Under the skirt, Moretz wore horizontally striped pink and black briefs and black tights. The look from Molly Goddard is certainly more avant-garde than most sheer gowns, which tend to skew more feminine or delicate. 

Paired with her twisted updo, the look is giving off-duty ballerina meets ’80s aerobics queen Jane Fonda. As writer Emily Kirkpatrick put it on Twitter, the ensemble is also reminiscent of the heyday of American Apparel, when leggings as trousers were considered risqué, and everything was a little bit sporty.

In a recent interview with Hunger, Chloë Grace Moretz, 25, opened up about how her love of dressing up was nearly ruined by a meme that poked fun at her proportions.

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“Everyone was making fun of my body, and I brought it up with someone, and they were like, ‘Oh, shut the fuck up, it’s funny,’” she remembered. “And I just remember sitting there and thinking, My body is being used as a joke, and it’s something that I can’t change about who I am, and it is being posted all over Instagram.”

Moretz added, “It took a layer of something that I used to enjoy, which was getting dressed up and going to a carpet and taking a photo, and made me super self-conscious. And I think that body dysmorphia—which we all deal with in this world—is extrapolated by the issues of social media. It’s a headfuck.”

This story was originally published in GLAMOUR US.