Italian clothier Zanella evokes sophistication and quality. Ladies, there's no denim and no novelty T-shirts in this designer's lineup. What began as a tailored-trouser business in 1950s Italy became a presence in the United States in 1978. Business-minded women and those with a desire to dress with a modest, preppy flair can enjoy the feminine fit of Zanella garments. Whether you're on the way to a dream-job interview or have an after-hours business dinner to attend, Zanella's tailored trousers and fitted blazers make a statement about your fashion sense: She recognizes quality and embraces a timeless, professional look.
Made of wool, tweed and cotton/rayon/silk blends, Zanella's simple-cut garments feature all sorts of luxurious extras. The company's jackets and blazers have comfortable padded shoulders, cozy lined interiors and convenient front pockets to accommodate electronic gadgets popular with modern women-on-the-go. Zanella trousers feature interior linings, deep slanted front pockets -- not those unusable tiny coin pockets common on some dress slacks -- and the absence of rear pockets to create a sleek profile. Who says you can't look professional and have a cute rear?
If black is your go-to color, you'll love the simplicity of Zanella's neutral color palette. It's easy to mix-and-match coordinates in the company's black, charcoal, chocolate, cream, white and gray designs. If you crave color and eye-catching patterns, Zanella offers very few options. Adding personality to your wardrobe is limited to feminine plaids in pastel colors or black-and-white animal-print inspired fabrics. So, amp up your look with accessories -- such as scarves, sunglasses and jewelry -- that give the world a taste of your personal style. Imagine the looks at your next business meeting when you accessorize metallic-colored patent leather pumps with a sleek Zanella outfit.
To showcase your figure, all Zanella garments are fitted to your curves. There are no flowing, loose or roomy designs in the company's collection: think prim and proper professional attire. Skirted-back hems and asymmetrical zippers give jackets a fashion-forward flair while front-button closures and front-darts enhance the fitted-style of Zanella blazers. The company's high-rise pants accentuate your waistline while stretch fabrics used in the trousers make the curve of your hips visible. Women's trousers, jackets and blazers range in size from 2 through 16.
To find Zanella fashions, head with the girls for a day of shopping at high-end retailers with your biggest credit card. Speciality boutiques and upscale department stores in the United States, Europe, Canada and Mexico offer Zanella garments. Start your journey at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.