Bow

The bow has yet to recover fully from what the 80’s did to it. The lingering fear of anything with a bow on the back will take a while to shake off. I would like to offer up some beautiful bows to remind everyone of how great they can be.

Vera wang gown with super wide grosgrain bow above.

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Vintage draped and tied bows.

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Large bow incorporated into a sculpted back by Lanvin.

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Chanel dress from the 30’s with contrast bow.

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Little velvet bows added to a birdcage veil. Perfect for with a sleek and simple dress.

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Dress covered in bows from Stella McCartney. Would it be too much with the above veil?

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Here the bows are embroidered onto the dress. An example from the 20’s and a modern take on a 50’s frock.

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Sculpted and wired bow by Dior.

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Little bows as detail on the back closure. The left as a detail over a zip and right as the actual closure on an informal dress.

by Kathleen Brewster

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