Wednesday, March 19, 2008


This season designers were heavily inspired by the BEDROOM and left little to the imagination on the runway, but on the street, women will be wearing designs featuring layer upon layer of translucent textiles, revealing the body with equal doses of subtlety and exquisite taste.

BCBG MAX Azaria collection for Spring/Summer 2008 also emphasized a palette of breezy pales and cool, washed neutrals, highlighting themes of luminosity and layers of transparency. Belts cinched flowing fabrics, highlighting a distinctly grown-up – yet still playful – hour-glass silhouette, with both knee-length and ultra-mini hemlines.

Picture this: Standing there at a backyard BBQ or garden party. You can't count how many times you've been complemented by your dress because of the way it just flows in the early June breeze!!!!Airy organza, sheer tulle, and liquid jersey, are the most amazing sheer fabrics, any dress in any style in these fabrics is a must have. They are forgiving to most if not all figures. In print, or solid colors, neutral or bold you can never go wrong with this heavenly garb!

Now ladies, it's important to remember that you the transparent look is not for every occasion and every venue. Please use discretion when you rock the transparent look. It most definitely can be worn to the office. For everyday wear, sheer fabrics are best worn in a manner that doesn't reveal undergarments; transparent shirts should be worn over camisoles or under jackets or vests. And see-through skirts or dresses should be worn over opaque layers: slips, pants, skirts or shorts.

For an easy transition into a sexy evening look, choose evening wear with sheer fabric panels covering open-back and low-v tops or dresses. Full or fluid skirts made of layers of transparent fabric are perfect for formal attire, and sheer wraps are an easy, low-commitment way to follow the trend.

Ladies, another beautiful thing about this trend is that there is plenty of room for you to play up your feminine curves with hour glass accentuating accessories like thick and thin belts or obi style sashes. Let's not forget about how absolutely fabulous the wrap dress is for of all shapes and sizes, making body-skimming wrap dresses sheathed in gauzy fabric a MUST HAVE for this season!!!!

To have this runway look for LESS, shop on line at BCBG Max Azria for a breath-taking new number for your spring collection.

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Watch Spring 2008 NYC Fashion Show

-Nana-Adwoa Ofori

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