I adored Sophia Loren as Cinzia, an Italian socialite who longs for freedom from her overbearing father and ends up running off to be the maid for a lawyer and his three children.
Whether painting the houseboat with the kids or walking into a fancy party in a curve-hugging gold dress, Sophia Loren never looks anything less than stunning in this movie.
I really think that my obsession with Houseboat did a lot to shape the styles that I’m drawn to as an adult. I love classic shapes and clean lines like Sophia Loren wears throughout the movie.
These photos aren’t the best examples of what I mean, but you get the picture. The woman knows how to dress her body! I’m crazy about the classic silhouettes and the simple designs. You really can’t go wrong with them.
I found a few modern pieces that fit so well into this classic mold:
I just think classic silhouettes like a-line skirts and curve-hugging wiggle dresses are the perfect go-to looks when you want to feel extra fabulous. The simplicity of these dresses only seems to add to their charm. Love them and love Sophia!