Italian Floral Dress
Skip the crowds at the Louvre in front of the Mona Lisa.
Instead, try a half hour with a portrait by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. His Woman With A Pearl (1868-1870) is almost as mysterious as the da Vinci, but more psychologically satisfying. You want to reach out and touch her.
Corot is one male artist who regards women as more than interesting alternatives to a bowl of fruit.
This Italian-style abstract floral dress reminds me of Corot's three visits to Italy. He sketched furiously, returning to Ville-d'Avray to paint misty woodland scenes populated by nymphs dressed just so.
Italian Floral Dress (No. 3831). Sleeveless fit and flare design made with a soft cotton poplin (71% cotton, 29% silk). Bodice is fitted (but not too tight).
Nice flare at the hips. Romantic jewel neckline. Silky taffeta lining. Bra keepers at shoulder seam. Midcalf length. Center back invisible zipper with hook and eye.
Smile mysteriously while wearing. You'll see.