We regularly profess our love for French women's effortlessly cool style, but make no mistake: We're equally captivated with the signature looks of other cultures as well. Case in point: Italian women, who have long been known for their particular brand of sophisticated style.
So what sets Italian women apart from others? Veteran supermodel Mariacarla Boscono spoke to Vogue.com about the one thing they all have in common: an affinity for getting dressed up and an avoidance of all things casual. "You would never see anyone go to a restaurant in Milan wearing a jumpsuit!" Boscono told Vogue.com. "We have a history; we love to dress up and be well-groomed … I grew up with a saying: 'It doesn’t matter what you wear, or where you go, but your hair always has to be brushed.' So in Italy, we come from that kind of culture—where how you present yourself is important."
Since Italian women wouldn't wear casual jumpsuits for a night out, scroll down for glam party dresses we think Boscono would love!
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