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Belle Époque Inspired Italian Holiday Style

The perfect Belle Époque Inspired Italian Holiday style that will have you dreaming of Lake Como!

Belle Epoque style dress walking to front of the hotel and greenery
me walking up to Tremezzo in silk chiffon floral dress, Dolce & Gabbana underpinnings, Missoni scarf and Topshop platform shoes, earrings, Carlo Zini

As I did research on the Grand Hotel Tremezzo for our stay, I immediately became enthralled by the majestic interiors of the property. The hotel was built in the Belle Époque era (aka the Edwardian era or Gilded Age) which lasted from the 1870s to 1914. Naturally as I thought of all the beautiful photos I would take of the property, I thought “What to wear?” Clothing began to be more functional for women, corsets were changing shapes, mutton-leg sleeves were emerging and women were borrowing from menswear. I wanted to capture this fun period in fashion with this timeless Italian setting, but make it fun and modern, just like Tremezzo did!

So here’s my Italian holiday style tips for you guys, inspired by the Grand Hotel Tremezzo.

Pouring over images from the era, I was happy to find that a lot of the trends, puff sleeves and menswear dandy, are in my modern wardrobe. Louis Vuitton recently revisited the era in their Spring / Summer 2020 runway collection. I’m seriously coveting that sequined sweater vest look.

in a red billiards room playing at the belle époque pool table
top, SCAGLIONE | skirt, crinoline petticoat | shoes, TOPSHOP | earrings, vintage

This vintage pool table with the retractable pockets in the billiards room was perfect.

one, SCAGLIONE | two, SPACE SIMONA CORSELLINI | three, DELFINA DELATTREZ | four, MANOLO BLAHNIK | five, POLO RALPH LAUREN | six, ALICE & OLIVIA | seven, ELIZABETH COLE | eight, SAINT LAURENT | nine, A.L.C. | ten, VERNO | eleven, BAUBLE BAR | twelve, TORY BURCH

The grand entrance and staircase just screamed for a gown moment!

this look, with the shape of the dress, hair and undergarments, was the Belle of the Ball!
one, NICHOLAS | two, MATEO | three, JESSICA SIMPSON | four, ALL SAINTS | five, RODARTE | six, RED(V) | seven, LATELITA | eight, THE VAMPIRE’S WIFE | nine, TORY BURCH | ten, SAM EDELMAN

Inspired by my Bravo Housewives, I knew I wanted a chic kaftan moment!

Nneya in front of Grant Hotel Tremezzo Kaftan
I repurposed this Wes Gordon dress into a glorious cover up for the summer, and the best part, those VERONICA BEARD loafers I wear with this look are on sale for $70!
one, POUPETTE ST BARTH | two, MIISTA | three, VERONICA BEARD | four, MELISSA ODABASH | five, SOULIERS MARTINEZ | six, LOVESHACKFANCY | seven, CAROLINE CONSTAS

While we never wear sweats or workout gear to breakfast, I wanted to make sure we were in all white cashmere, as luxe as our surroundings. True Belle Époque Italian holiday style on Lake Como!

top, SCAGLIONE | pants, SCAGLIONE | shoes, VERONICA BEARD
one, SCAGLIONE | two, LIZZIE FORTUNATO | three, SCAGLIONE | four, KHAITE | five, KHAITE | six, KHAITE | seven, TORY BURCH | eight, STEVE MADDEN
top, SCAGLIONE | dress, ZIMMERMAN (similar) | boots, Zara (similar)

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