I am not a fan of store catalogs. Not only are they a waste of paper, but because they try to address such a large audience, I also feel like I can only look at one page before I’m over it. This season’s BCBG catalog was an exception, however. I looked at every page and loved what I saw. It was innovative and eclectic, which is what this season should be all about.
I started thinking about sheer, and how a little sheer can go a long way. Covering areas that needn’t be exposed is when sheer comes in handy. Whether you don’t like your arms, want to expose your legs only so much, or want to avoid too much visible cleavage, sheer is your answer. Sheer brings an element of mystery to and changes the whole perspective on any piece of clothing.
The BCBG catalog proved to be a great gateway to sheer land. The best part was it was all in one place, meaning I didn’t have to search through countless other catalogs and put my filter in overdrive. BCBG’s clothing is beautifully designed and reasonably priced, too, which is great during a season when your wallet can really take a hit.
First up is a flawless floor gown in what they call Persian Blue. The dress is V-neck with cutouts in the waist and back. The cutouts are elegantly done and the otherwise mini dress is made floor length with the help of sheer. Unfortunately, the smaller sizes in this dress are no longer available.
→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Ava Cutout Gown, $268.80 (was $448.00), at bcbg.com.
Need something shorter? More cocktail attire? Then you will love this simple ruched dress. It’s a basic number with a little twist that you will get a lot of mileage out of. The sheer trims the top of the shoulder, the back, and some of the cleavage. This creates a nice illusion without going overboard. This is a comfortable, sexy dress that allows you to dance and maneuver any way you like.
→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Brenna Sheer Inset Ruched Dress, $136.80 (was $228.00), at bcbg.com.
Lastly, I have a wonderful showcase of a V-neck pullover that will spruce up any pant or skirt. Having this under the winter layers will be a pleasant surprise. The white pullover has a deep plunge that is sheered up to make it appropriate yet sexy.
→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Joice Sheer V-Neck Pullover, $79.20 (was $198.00), at bcbg.com.
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Apprize Realty, Inc., specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.