Those who have been watching Project Runway or Under the Gunn may well have noticed that mesh is currently the hottest fabric around. Mesh as a concept has been updated and modernized since it’s first incarnation of street fashion beginning with punk and them becoming mainstream courtesy of Madonna.
Despite suffering the indignity of being relegated to men’s muscle shirts fit only for the tackiest of gym rooms, mesh has made a fashion comeback and is once again readily available. The nature of the textile lends itself to layering either with other fabrics to create a frame for a statement undergarment or, alternatively, mix layers of different mesh sizes to create a trompe l’oeil moire effect. Either style is a very simple shabby or boho chic way to create an ensemble, especially when combined with something as basic as stonewashed or distressed denim.
Alternatively, go with clothing that has mesh panels to show of that extra bit of skin, while still being conservative enough to not be considered immodest as the temperatures finally start to warm.
It is also a fabric that can suit every wallet, we found a plain white mesh t-shirt in Boomerang (3900 Pennsylvania Avenue  531 6111) for the princely sum of $7.50!
For those who are interested, we made this capsule selection of what is available just from the Plaza.
Forever XXI Liquid crop top with mesh sleeves $13.80
From the Urban Outfitters Sparkle and Fade range $20 to $50
Gap mesh sleeved sweater $45
BCBG Jalen mesh & sequin top$300