08/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sheer Genius? 2009 Is The Year Of Sheer (PHOTOS, POLL)

Lace was one of 2008's biggest fashion trends. One year later, its distant cousin is experiencing life in the limelight.

See-through fabrics were sent down the runway in dozens of fashion shows. Some looks were more conservative, while others were borderline pornographic. Take a look at 2009's range of sheer runway ensembles and vote for your favorites.

(Photos from Getty and AP)

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