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Italian Fashion - Seasonal Notes on What They are Wearing in Italy

by Judith Ayotte Greenwood

I love clothes. I love classics, avante garde, artsy, retro, and antique clothes. I know that I am the same me, whether in vintage Missoni or something I grabbed off a rack in the market, but I have always found that people respond to me differently based on what I wear, and this also happens when I travel. And I have found that when you have passed the age when people whisper "Sexy! Beautiful! Wow!", you can still make them say, "Elegant!" So, shall we talk shoes?

I live in central Italy and I give thanks all the time that I live in a country where fashion shows are considered primetime viewing. Sitting in a street side bar is a fashion show here. Gorgeous!

Judith "I-take-good-care-of-my-shoes" Greenwood, Umbria Spring 2006

Judith offers fashion tours and cooking - www.judithgreenwood.com. Read more from Judith on Think on It: Philosophy from an Umbrian Farmer. Some of the photos were done at Atena in Città di Castello.

"Comfort has its place, but it seems rude to visit another country
dressed as if you've come to mow its lawns."
- - Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, 2000 - -

Italian Fashion Contents

Introduction to Italian Fashion: An overview of how Italians dress and how you should dress when traveling there.

Fall 2008 - Something Moved: Something moved in the Italy fashion machine.

Spring 2008 - Sign of the Times: Why we're not seeing changes in what people are wearing this year.

Fall 2007 - Sweaters, Coats and Jackets: The cold weather is coming and the fashion is changing.

Summer 2007 - Summer in Sexy Italy: Fashions on the street and at parties.

What are they Wearing to the Opera?: Various styles to wear to the opera.

Fall 2006 - What are they Wearing?: Examples of fall fashions at a party and in town.

Fall 2006 - Let's Go Shopping!: Fashions in the shops this fall, formal shorts.

Summer 2006 - What are they Wearing?: What they are wearing and recommendations for dealing with the sun and heat (sunscreen, makeup).

Spring 2006 - What are they Wearing?: What they are wearing and recommendations for packing.

Spring 2006 - Let's Go Shopping!: What is in the shops this season.


Slow Travel Photos: Large versions of all Fashion photos.

Other Italian Fashion Articles

How to Tie Your Scarf like a Roman: While in Rome, Christmas 2003, Pauline and Steve figured out how to tie their scarf like most Italians do!!

What to Wear in Europe: Dressing for visiting churches and for traveling.

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