The perfect Belle Époque Inspired Italian Holiday style that will have you dreaming of Lake Como!
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.
This vintage pool table with the retractable pockets in the billiards room was perfect.
The grand entrance and staircase just screamed for a gown moment!
Inspired by my Bravo Housewives, I knew I wanted a chic kaftan moment!
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!