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The JS Guide to Dressing Like an Italian Woman

When it comes to va-va voom, Jetsetters, Italian ladies have it in spades. It’s that sexy, sultry something embodied in the likes of Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, and Monica Bellucci, all of whom celebrate their shape and femininity. A retro siren-vibe, along with playful elements in the form of color, texture, and pattern give off a confident look that's always put together, but never boring. And while mostly anything goes, there’s one big no-no to keep in mind: flip flops. Check out our Italian style picks below. Ciao ciao, Jetsetters!
Italian Women's Style, Dolce & Gabbana Peony and Rose print crop top
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Dolce & Gabbana Peony and Rose print crop top

Dolce & Gabbana is one of Italy’s most famous fashion houses, and this top fits perfectly with their “Sicilian peasant sexpot” aesthetic. Go full-on with matching pants, or play more demure and pair with a sweet skirt or jeans.

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Artesano Cristi Straw Bag
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Artesano Cristi Straw Bag

This is the perfect straw bag for walking around Rome during the day or picnics by Lake Como--you'll fit right in with the belle donne

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Gucci GG belts and floral bouquet-print silk scarf
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Gucci GG belts and floral bouquet-print silk scarf

It’s in the details, Jetsetters. A silk scarf injects a refined touch, and the colorful print here is bold and confident. 

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J.Crew One-shoulder ruffle top in stripe
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J.Crew One-shoulder ruffle top in stripe

Italian women aren't afraid to show a little skin.  Keep it fun and flirty with this one-shoulder ruffle top. 

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Darling Draped Bow Scrunchie
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Darling Draped Bow Scrunchie

Channel Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday with a feminine bow scrunchie. 

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Prada Women’s Oversized Geometric Sunglasses 56mm
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Prada Women’s Oversized Geometric Sunglasses 56mm

The Italian look is never complete without oversized, dark glasses. Can't you picture a young Sophia Lauren sporting these sunnies? 

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Topshop Floral Corset Midi Dress
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Topshop Floral Corset Midi Dress

This frock is D&G-inspired, but at a much friendlier price point.

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Valentino wool and silk dress
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Valentino wool and silk dress

A modern, high-waisted, flared, bright pink mini - this dress is full of playful elements and we LOVE it. Warning: this look will cost you $$$.  
 
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Mango Buttoned Midi Skirt
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Mango Buttoned Midi Skirt

On its own this skirt might not scream sex siren, but the fluid, feminine movement is a perfect counter to a closer-fitting top.
 
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Stella McCartney Faux mirrored-leather mules
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Stella McCartney Faux mirrored-leather mules

Italians don't shy away from gold, especially when it comes to their shoes. We're huge fans of these Stella mules.  

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The Reformation Marlon Pant
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The Reformation Marlon Pant

Animal prints figure prominently in Italian style. These leopard-print pants are sexy and fun. Wear them pretty much anywhere.

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The Reformation Callalily Dress
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The Reformation Callalily Dress

The sexiest dress in the sexiest color––it's how to do it the Italian way.

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Self-Portrait Scalloped Eyelash Lace Blouse
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Self-Portrait Scalloped Eyelash Lace Blouse

Lace is an Italian design staple, and this sweet and sexy piece is ideal for a night out. 

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Asos Design Midi pencil skirt in leather
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Asos Design Midi pencil skirt in leather

The pencil skirt is a classic, feminine silhouette. Up the sexy factor and work it in leather.
 
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Schutz Thayanara Ankle Strap Pointed Heels
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Schutz Thayanara Ankle Strap Pointed Heels

Strong, sexy stilettos are a must for any Italian woman wannabe. 
 
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alice + olivia Julius top
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alice + olivia Julius top

This is a solid addition to any wardrobe. We love the flirty animal print and ruffled sleeves. 

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