Thursday, January 8, 2009

To Bow or Not To Bow?...

Romantic flair… girlie disposition… casually chic… What’s not to love?

Adding a bow to just about anything will turn plain janes into something feminine and sophisticated. Whether it be on a clutch, on a dress or a shoe… there's no doubt about… I wanna be all tied up!

Take a look at these fab-u-lous designer dresses, shoes and clutches featuring some of the biggest, the chicest and most gorgeous bows around.

Requiem & Moschino


Christian Louboutin

Christian Lacroix & Chanel

For every day wear…

Bows are obviously very girlie girl, but pair it with masculine pieces and voila, you got yourself one great outfit. Look below at the DNKY sheer blouse with an over sized neck bow tie and wide legged pants. Also check out Elisha Cuthbert looking great with a feminine Phillip Lim satin bow top that is complemented with her high-waisted trousers. Perfect or what?

DKNY & Phillip Lim

These days bows aren't just limited to hair accessories, bows are now seen on belts, bracelets, necklaces and even rings. I am definitely feelin’ this flirty look. Check out the Salvatore Ferragamo bow belt and Philip Lim belt tied as a bow… so hot! If you’re tiny in the waist… I say why not? If that’s not for you what about this Marc by Marc Jacobs Faux Bow Glitter Ring? Still not feelin’ it… I know you’ll love this Juicy Couture Bow Cuff!

Phillip Lim & Salvatore Ferragamo

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Juicy Couture

Bridal designers are also stepping on this trend and are complementing their gorgeous wedding dresses with bows. They give a flirty, fun and angelic look. Check out this beautiful Monique Lhuillier and see how the bow is the focal point on this fabulous dress. What do you think of a bow on a wedding dress?

Monique Lhuillier

Looking for a different approach to regular ol’ bow hair pins? Why not just tie your hair in a bow… a la Kelly Osbourne or Lady Gaga?

Hmm... ok... maybe not.

Here’s a little something extra… Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t try and pull of a bow on a dress like Sandra Oh… because… well just look at it. This dress can be summed up in two words… OH NO!

Do try it Penelope Cruz style… she looks uber sexy is this blue satin dress. The huge bow on the back is just fabulous!

Don’t try it like Isla Fisher… she should stop and ask her self… does my butt look big in this bow? Thank God this outfit is only for her upcoming movie ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’.

Do try it just like Nicky Hilton did. Here she is in a Sass & Bide bow dress. She looks cute and sassy.

Lastly don’t do it like Mushy Bartone… This combo of matronly bow-tie blouse and poofy black-taffeta skirt... she looks… confused and disastrous.

Do try it like Eve Mendes… here she does it fabulously. C’est tout.

So go ahead fashion lovas... take a bow.

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