So I've been living in Rome for six months now and I believe I have to shake down the legend of Italian style,this time concerning only women because adding men this post would become huge.
At first when I started to come closer to Rome's dressing code I found it perfect.Italian girls's style was so simple and comfortable(I am talking about street fashion and NOT Italian TV!).It consisted of a pair of Hogan athletic shoes(or an imitation if money are not enough), a pair of skinny jeans,a tight shirt,a simple bag -usually something from "Armani Jeans"-,light make up,beautiful nails and short well groomed hair,rarely dyed or if dyed are never blonde but always red..This is perfect for everyday,you can go everywhere just because your shoes are in the same time comfortable and expensive.
You see Italians,are beautiful with perfect bodies but they seem to have a detest for everything femmine,no dresses,no skirts,no colour,none or very little make up,short hair and everything is covered.Seriously during summertime when I was wandering at streets with only Italians and no tourists I hated wearing shorts,because noone did and I can assure you the weather was very hot!
So girls at the age of 20-30 are quite masculine but then ladies over the age of 40 and worse 50 e.t.c. are the exact opposite-too much make up,long hair dyed blonde, extremely short dresses...-
Don't get me wrong I wish I was born Italian,but I have to admit I am quite dissapointed on this matter. I do not know what happens in Cagliari or Milano but that's what I see in Rome and frankly it is great to be active and modest but never by putting aside the fact that you are a female not only because you lose a lot but also because there is quite a danger to remember that at the age of 50 and then it would be somehow late.