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Sheer for spring -- done properly

THIS spring, going sheer doesn't mean dressing like a 1980s video vixen. Forget raunchy and think romantic -- ethereal chiffon floral dresses at Roberto Cavalli, sheer organza color-blocking at Jil Sander and Venetian brocades encased in sheer netting, as if in soft focus, at Dolce & Gabbana.Yves Saint Laurent put sheer on the style map in 1968, when his collection of barely there chiffon blouses hit the runways at the height of the sexual revolution. In her 1984 "Like a Virgin" video, Madonna played peekaboo in a white lace and chiffon gown. The lingerie look took off then and surfaced again in the mid-'90s when the slip-dress was a trend.Today's styles may be more conservative, but...