Monday, October 1, 2012

Dress Like Cinzia Zaccardi from "Houseboat"

Sophia Loren really had/has an outstanding figure, don't you agree? And although Houseboat is a romantic/family film, Edith Head pulled all the stops and created incredibly figure flattering dresses for Loren to wear. One of these amazing dresses is this black number just below. I added a video of the scene that she was in when she wore this stunning dress just so you could get a better glimpse of it-enjoy!

Can we all say "Bellissima!!"

Below are some photos of her ensemble as well. It included a black wiggle dress, black wide brimmed hat, black high heel shoes, plain black purse, and a simple one strand pearl choker with matching earrings. Luggage is optional! LOL

I found some incredible 1950's black dresses and hats on Etsy. Now although I couldn't find exact matches, I was able to find some that gave a simple feel to what Cinzia wore. Let's not forget a pair of black heels, purse, a pearl choker and earring set would be ideal to complete this "Houseboat" inspired ensemble.

OneTwoThree, and Four

OneTwoThree, and Four

Aren't each of these pieces just beautiful! Black is such an elegant color. Perhaps one day you will feel inspired to dress like Sophia Loren did when she played Cinzia on "Houseboat". I mean one cannot go wrong with a little black dress...wink!



  1. You don't have to twist my arm to get me to do that! :) And I'm quite certain my Italian born sweetie would get a huge kick out of me doing my best Sophia Loren impression :)

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Sophia Lauren is just exquisite! I've always admired her, but have never sat down and watched all of her movies. I feel a classic netflix movie marathon coming on. Hahaha I love that black dress she's wearing and the pearls are gorgeous. Etsy has some great items! Love the ones you featured here. Excellent post, thanks for adding the clip and Have a great week!

    1. Thank you Kim!!!! Me too! I have so many to watch!!! Have a lovely week also!! xox

  3. Hello!

    Thank you for following my blog and also my Pinterest. I found your blog link at Pinterest. What fun Pinterest is! I only began using it no more than a month ago, and I am completely addicted! :)

    Yes, my oh my what an amazing figure Sophia has. I think that she is wearing a corset in this movie, but perhaps that is just wishful thinking on my part. *smiling* I wish I knew what her exact measurements were at this time.

    I just recently had watched this movie, so it is fresh in my mind. I did not realize that Edith Head was responsible for the costumes, but that would explain why they are so amazing.

    I love that dress No.2, and I cannot decide on weather I like hat No.1 or hat No.3 best.

    I look forward to visiting your again soon.


    1. Thank you so much Hope! So happy you found me! I think this movie is adorable and Grant is as sexy as ever-don't you think? xox

  4. Oh, I signed in with another account... You might have an easier time recognizing me with this one.

    :) Hope


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