when in rome, part II
Last time I alluded to the glitz and glamour that Rome is known for after dark. Romans are serious about what they look like once they leave their offices for the day, go home, shower and change for round two. Men typically wear suits, and women not only dress to the nines, but their grooming is impeccable. Have your hair and nails done before a night of wining and dining, and if you’re not used to wearing makeup, add lipstick at a minimum.
La bella figura, which translates to “the beautiful figure,” means more than just dressing well – the term encapsulates the Italian way of life, which emphasizes beauty, good image, aesthetics and manners. When planning your evening ensembles, keep these words in mind to display your bella figura: elegant, chic and modern.
- Graceful and timeless, this matte jersey dress from Anne Klein is a cinch to pack and flatters most body types.
- The stylish necklace will look fantastic with the dress’s neckline (and a bargain at only $132).
- Sleek and sophisticated, consider splurging on these suede booties from Stuart Weitzman.
- Here’s the frosting on the cannoli: a clutch bag in this season’s yummiest purple. Bellissima!