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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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of senior news editor (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.