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Padma Lakshmi's Living La Dolce Vita with the Chicest Italian Vacation Style

Here's what the Bravo's Top Chef host is wearing to eat rigatoni in Capri.

By Adele Chapin
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Padma Lakshmi is living out her own personal version of Below Deck Mediterranean. The Bravo's Top Chef host is on vacation cruising around Italy, and you better believe this writer and cookbook author is eating some amazing food. Padma's been posting all about the gelato and amazing Neapolitan pizza she's been eating, and it's enough to make us want to book a trip. 

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But she's been documenting both her meals and her vacation outfits on Instagram (just like Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi's fabulous Euro vacation lookbook). At least we can copy Padma's la dolce vita-inspired looks closer to home.

Padma wore a boho Antica Sartoria tunic (this $229 dress is similar) in the cliffs of Capri while dreaming about rigatoni:

Thinkin’ about rigatoni 🍝 #Italia #Capri #PadmaInItaly

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It looked like an episode of Top Chef as she narrated her trip to Naples — while wearing a strappy floral dress.

Two gorgeous yellow dresses made it in Padma's suitcase to Italy (scoll to see the second gown):

And of course, she packed a bikini:

When you sloooowly inch into the water 💦 #Positano #Italia #PadmaInItaly

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Padma's swimsuit is from the brand Etro, and that magical beach is in Positano, and once again, Padma prove she's a true bikini queen. 

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