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20+ Fashion Tips & Tricks of Italian Women

Italy. Some, if not most, would say is the home of fashion, With the likes of brands such as:

  • Valentino
  • Prada
  • Marni
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Armani
  • Versace
  • Moschino
  • Trussardi
  • Iceberg
  • Gucci
  • Valentino
  • Fendi

and yes the list goes on.

And then, to add to that you have Italian fashion icons:

  • Monica Vitti
  • Monica Bellucci
  • Sophia Loren
  • Mastroianni
  • IsabellaRossellini
  • Beatrice Borromeo
  • Bianca Brandolini d’Adda
  • Chiara Ferragni
  • Anna Dello Russo
  • Giovanna Battaglia
    and yes, you guessed it, the list goes on.

So from all that and more, it would be pretty hard to argue that the Italian style has always had a seat at the head table of fashion. Despite how high up they are in the league of fashion, achieving the Italian style is not as hard as you think.

Italians take great pride in the way they look and dress; relaxed and easy-going all at the same time sexy and elegant, and with the tips and tricks below, there’s no reason why you couldn’t incorporate some Italian style into your very own everyday looks.

So let’s discover these fashion tips and tricks of these Italian beauties below.

1) Get your underwear right

Who doesn’t want to feel great in their underwear? Wearing the right underwear that is comfortable, pretty and fits your body well means your body can look good under your clothes as well as on the outside.

2) Wear heels, if you can

Italian women tend to find wearing heels more flattering than flats and have managed to master the art of walking more confidently in heels. If you are somebody who’s not a fan of big-inch heels you can always go for a small kitten heel which will still add some elegance to your look while being a bit more comfortable.

3) Get a white dress

An all-white outfit look with a simple white dress can work wonders and can have the same effect as if you were wearing a simple black dress. Just remember to add trendy and eye-catching accessories if you don’t want to dress to plain.

4) Be body confident and OWN IT!

Simply put, rock your curves. Accentuate the parts of your body that you’re happy with. Everybody is different and we all come in different shapes and sizes. Italian women tend to be proud of being womanly and so should you so embrace your curves.

5) Manicure

Make sure to pay attention to your look from head to toe including your fingernails and toenails. It’s all in the detail and our fingernails are always on display so treat yourself to the occasional manicure.

6) Value quality over quantity

Italians love quality clothing and you won’t really see a lot of fast fashion cheap type of stores in Italy, that’s still not to say that you won’t be able to shop on a budget. Just look for pieces that are well made and timeless

7) Take great care of your clothes

Look after your clothes and see them as an investment. Having an impeccable style requires you to take care of your clothing, so anything that is missing, broken or torn should be fixed by either yourself or take it to the tailors.

8) Colour, colour, colour

Italian women are not afraid to add a bit of colour to brighten up their style.

9) Appreciate and invest in good quality, natural material clothing

Buying clothes made of natural materials such as silk, linen, cotton and cashmere can last a long time. Items like basic white shirts and tailored pants can be worn at numerous times and because of the material they are made from, can be worn throughout all seasons.

10) Make sure the fit is right

The Italian style isn’t complicated or difficult. Wearing clothes that are comfortable and well-fitted will automatically make you feel confident about what you’re wearing. Even if you were to wear a casual simple pair of jeans with a white shirt added with a touch of red lipstick, doesn’t matter, when it all fits great you will feel fabulous.

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11) Don’t neglect those feet

Sometimes we forget to take notice of our feet and toes just because they are mostly out of sight but this doesn’t stop you from having your toes and feet ready to go for any occasion so having a pedicure now and then wouldn’t hurt especially in those summer seasons.

12) Don’t expose too much flesh

Keep your appearance classy rather than vulgar. Knowing how to show off the curves of your body without leaving the house half-naked wouldn’t require the need to reveal so much skin.

13) Wear it when you get it

Here’s a tip, if you make every day a special occasion, then there would be no need for you to store away the pieces that you love for only special occasions. Your style will look chic and flawless because you’ll be wearing things now and not storing it in the back of your wardrobe. 

14) Your jewellery should include round earrings

A very simple and common jewellery accessory piece that can be worn anytime, any day with just about any outfit.

15) Always own a little bit of glitz

Own a standout statement clothing piece that will make your shine. Italian women are able to build their outfits around that one clothing centrepiece.

16) Don’t forget those shades

It doesn’t matter whether the sun is in or out, the bigger your sunglasses, the better. It will add the final touch to your style.

17) A fitted light jacket or trench coat

When the season starts to change to something cooler and crisp, puffer jackets are not part of the Italian style. A chic jacket or trench coat is the way to go, finished off with the layering technique.

18) Streamline your look

It’s all about wearing simple pieces and wearing them well. So if you’re wearing a brightly coloured coat then you can keep the rest of your outfit neutral. 

19) Wear heels that are simple and comfy

Elegance always comes first with Italian women, so remember to wear heels that are simple and comfortable.

20) Grab that bag

Opt for a stylish, structured, leather handbag that is simple and timeless. Even one bag that is timeless and versatile will take many of your outfits to the next level.

21) Spaghetti strapped little black number

Need I say more, many if not all women own some sort of black dress, regardless of its style. Just make sure to have the right dress for the right occasion or a versatile black dress for many occasions.