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Primpied by Gaia Guarino

 

Made in Sicily: from the tradition to glamour

 

Sicilian style outfit? Follow Primpy’s advices!

Kissed by the sun, caressed by the sea, Sicily dominates the Mediterranean with its beauty, its colors and its contrasts. This land tells many stories and spreads its peculiarities also through fashion. Even if flat caps, Crosses and black lace dresses could seem only old stereotypes, on the contrary they are the source of a big and international success. And of course, we can’t talk about fashion system and Sicily without mentioning Dolce & Gabbana, the gurus of this style.

These well-known designers decided to bring haute-couture to the place where their inspiration arises. For this reason, Palermo was an exceptional catwalk for almost a week during the latest warm days of July.

If you can’t resist the charm of this characteristic looks but have no idea about the right accessories, ask Primpy! #ChiediaPrimpy

Are you scared by the widow effect of Melania and Ivanka Trump in the Vatican? Don’t worry, follow few rules and your outfit inspired by the style of Dolce & Gabbana (even low cost) will be perfect.

LACE AND EMBROIDERIES

They call to mind the wedding chest of the granny, the sunny houses in the town and are the echo of ancient traditions. The black lace dress, or even a knee-length skirt, is the classic item Made in Sicily. Although this old style is often related to the idea of a chaste woman that wants to hide her femininity, on the contrary fashion made it sexy. Dare with tears and transparencies. Primpy’s touch? Put on a pair of high-heeled shoes. Plateau is forbidden, unless…

COLORS

…unless you decide to put on very colorful sandals. Dolce & Gabbana used many times the Sicilian cart style. Tons of shades, geometric graphics, appliqués. This kind of pattern is risky because you can easily become too much. Choose just one item – a full skirt with showy graphics, for example – or an accessory to break the total black. Any exception? Never.

CROSSES AND NECKLACES

Unexpected calling? I think not! Primpy helps you to find the right way, at least the one towards the good taste. These accessories inspired by religion are one of the must have items proposed by D&G but be careful and match them in the proper way. Bear in mind the first rule: pick a necklace that doesn’t seem really sacred, it must be no more than a common jewel. It’s fine if the necklace is embellished with colored stones, it’s fine if it’s long. Wear it only if your outfit is completely plain. Exaggerate, but with style!

FLAT CAP

Nobody can talk about Sicily and forget about the flat cap. It’s the main accessory and is used by men and women in many different colors and fabrics. You can’t miss it, especially if coordinated with a basic look. The best one? White shirt and black pants. It’s an androgynous outfit that will recall the scent of orange blossom and colors of the so-called Golden Valley. Primpy suggests you a doozy: what do you think about suspenders?

And remember: Biddizza senza grazia è comu l’isca senz’ami, that is Beauty without elegance is like the bait without the hook. Useless!