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.
Vintage draped and tied bows.
Large bow incorporated into a sculpted back by Lanvin.
Chanel dress from the 30’s with contrast bow.
Little velvet bows added to a birdcage veil. Perfect for with a sleek and simple dress.
Dress covered in bows from Stella McCartney. Would it be too much with the above veil?
Here the bows are embroidered onto the dress. An example from the 20’s and a modern take on a 50’s frock.
Sculpted and wired bow by Dior.
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.