Bows aren’t just for little girls anymore – this feminine embellishment adds a touch of romance, modern femininity and volume. From dainty details to oversized ornaments, designers’ usage of this accessory is anything but ordinary, according to our super stylish editor Tori Johnson of TheStoriBook.com.
BIGGER THE BOW…THE BETTER
Proportion always matters, especially on the catwalk this season as fashion houses like Givenchy took bow details to a whole new level. Photo courtesy of Vogue.
MAKE YOUR OWN BED
This Wesley Allan bed features sculptural, interwoven ribbons across the iron head and footboards. Dreams required. Photo and availability courtesy of Stowers Furniture.
FIT TO BE TIED
Mixing mesh lace and satin bows, Christian Louboutin masters his balance of sex appeal with a touch of femininity. $995. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
TICKELED VERY PINK
Exclusively at Neiman Marcus, Sachin & Babi’s Christian gown features a strapless neckline, banded bow sleeves and a cascading ruffle in the back that will have you being the punch of color at your next gala. $1,295. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
TIED TO DIAMONDS
This 14-carat white gold necklace features a pave diamond bow pendant making it the perfect gift to give and receive. $475. Photo and availability courtesy of Lee Michaels.
ALL RUFFLED UP AND SOMEPLACE TO GO
Gucci is more ladylike with this sleeveless tweed sheath dress with floral bow applique. $3,980. Photo and availability courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.
ON THE NOSE
Coco Chanel once said, A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future. Make a silent statement of the senses with this Viktor&Rolf limited edition Bonbon bow fragrance bottle. $120. Photo and availability courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.
Show off that slim waistline with this burgundy leather belt with darling bow detailing. For a twist, place the buckle in the back of your favorite sheath. $390. Photo and availability courtesy of M’oda ‘Operandi.
YOU’VE GOT ME GOING IN CIRCLES
Karen Walker’s collaboration with Disney embraces the inner child while adding sophistication and flair. These Minnie Mouse-inspired sunglasses are full of fun and fashion. $200. Photo and availability courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue.
HEY, FANCY PANTS
Simone Rocha jazzed up this classic pair of grey tailored pants with bow detailing that gives them a truly modern appeal. $895. Photo and availability courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
BOWS, MEET BLING
When jeweler Penny Preville designs she tries to speak to a woman’s personal sense of style, independence, and celebration of femininity. These stunning diamond bow drop earrings do just that. $9,585. Photo and availability courtesy of Shetler Fine Jewelers.
Mark Badgley and James Mischka, the talented duo behind Badgley Mischka, have mastered creating gowns full of glamour and elegance. This icy blue gown features perfectly placed applique at the décolletage and a dramatic bow at the waist. Price available upon request. Photo and availability courtesy of The Garden Room.
NOW I’M REALLY SEEING RED
This everyday bag by Francis Valentine is perfect for carrying your laptop and other essentials throughout the day. $295. Photo and availability courtesy of Julian Gold.