Christmas Fashion: Italian Style on Sale
‘Tis the season for…shopping! And while Italian craftsmanship is go-to source for indisputable elegance all year round, now is the most wonderful time of the year to splurge. With sales left and right, even the most strong-willed fashion gurus can’t resist discounted Italian couture. And there’s never a better time to snap up a vamped style than in December with endless holiday parties and the New Year just around the corner.
But as Christmas is all about giving, keep your fellow sleek and chic loved ones in mind and let these gifts from some of the best Italian designers be your guide. From plissé velvet skirts to sheepskin fur coats, here are 10 ideas for clothes and accessories that go beyond silver and gold.
1) Dolce & Gabbana
CRÊPE DRESS WITH APPLIQUÉ
Inspired by the world of fairytales, this crêpe dress with a flared skirt has the power to make every woman feel like a princess. The bold red alone radiates sophistication, amplified by the square neckline and balloon elbow-length sleeves, but the toy soldier appliqué adds a fun, childlike flare.
Who says T-shirts are limited to the gym? Wear this silver-lamé top casually or dress it up, but shimmer regardless. A lightweight find with a dreamlike design, it’s ideal for dancing the night away.
JAGGED BAROQUE CASHMERE BLEND TOP
Versace’s Jagged Baroque print—inspired by the jagged vertical lines of Veruschka paintings—takes the form of multicolored sequins in this round neck, long sleeved, cashmere-wool-silk blend knit top. The relaxed fit is perfect for a casual affair, but the subtle shine matched with the delicate knitting makes this a sexy alternative to the traditional Christmas sweater.
4) Giorgio Armani
COLOR BLOCK CARDIGAN
Keep warm and cozy from day to night in this furry, mohair cardigan with a two-tone color-block effect. The classic round color and button closing provide for a sophisticated look and the pops of pink add a touch of femininity.
LONG SKIRT IN PLISSÉ VELVET
If winter has any perks, one is that the colder temperatures call for rich fabrics, like velvet. This lush, gray skirt screams grace and its grosgrain-trimmed waistline accentuates your figure, while the pleated effect elongates your legs.
6) Roberto Cavalli
GALAXY GARDEN TROUSERS
Alternatively, you can swap your skirt for these straight leg devoré velvet trousers. Perfect for any festive occasion, they’re embellished with a red and black garden pattern with out of this world gold star accents.
Nothing makes a statement like fur, especially when it’s dyed a light aqua blue. Turn heads while beating the season’s chill in this sheepskin, oversized coat. Inlaid with a wavy motif in a contrasting color on the lower edge and complete with lapels and long raglan sleeves, this is a practical and groovy outerwear option.
8) Emilio Pucci
A staple in women’s fashion over the years, these elbow-length nappa leather gloves are wild and classy at the same time. Sure to keep your fingers nice and toasty, another selling point is the pink and orange cactus print—guaranteed to brighten up even the darkest of days.
Though admittedly not a sale, for an Italian luxury fashion house it’s hard to beat the price. The steel and gold sequin ball earrings with a metallic finish are designed to dazzle, and no outfit is complete without a little glam.
Play up any ensemble with Furla’s Metropolis mini crossbody bag in acciaio-metallic. Glitter galore, twinkle like a star and ring in the New Year the right way with just your essentials close by.
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