Rosie HW Spent a Week in Italy and Wore the Same Simple Dress Trend Over and Over

All fashion people know just how difficult it can be to pack for a trip abroad. Contending with an unfamiliar climate along with a luggage weight limit and the unanswerable question of how many pairs of underwear to bring, the act of packing for a trip away—no matter how long—often involves at least a four-hour try-on stint and a carefully curated checklist.

With summer and holiday season on the brain, you'll understand why I was pleased to see that style icon Rosie Huntington-Whiteley seems to have hacked the packing game. Jetting off to Italy this week, she kept her suitcase simple and prioritised one key dress silhouette to see her through her travels.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley styles a black high neck maxi dress

(Image credit: @rosiehw)

Now, I've monitored Huntington-Whiteley's style for quite some time, and I can tell you with confidence that she is a capsule wardrobe shopper. With a healthy helping of leggings, oversized blazers and slingback shoes in her mix, it's clear that when the model finds an item she's interested in, she'll shop it out in all of her favourite colours and styles. This week, it was the turtleneck, long-sleeved maxi dress that became the object of her affection. Doing all the wardrobe heavy lifting, I've spotted her in this dress style three times already over the past few days.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley styles a sparkly high neck maxi dress

(Image credit: @rosiehw)

Selecting a jet black style, a warm beige shade and a mosaic-like metallic number to see her through her Italian getaway, the model kept her accessories minimal in each instance, occasionally adding with a waist belt, but otherwise refraining from overcomplicating her look with lashings of jewellery. With temperatures in the region oscillating between 15 and 23 degrees, Huntington-Whiteley's choice ensured she remained comfortable from dawn until dusk—all whilst retaining her signature polished style.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley styles a beige high neck maxi dress

(Image credit: @rosiehw)

As any outfit-obsessed person will gladly let you know, an excellent dress that goes with everything and makes you feel great is the holiday-packing jackpot. And for these early spring days, I think Rosie HW might have settled on the smartest style on the market.

To shop the dress style that the model can't part with, read on to discover our favourite turtleneck maxi dresses to buy now.


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Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.