It's September and I must say I'm feeling simply bowed over! Hahah in fact, I want to talk about the humble BOW, which used just right, can be very, very powerful.
Did you know in the 16th and 17th centuries, the bow became popular for all genders, worn in the hair. Wearing a bow tied to a long lock of hair was called a ‘love lock’; and laid upon the chest. The bow in turn represented romance, since it was close to the heart. Now you know why I'm so obsessed with bows for brides.
Likewise, the bow was used as a hair accessory among the French aristocracy of the 18th century. Rumor has it, the Marquise de Fontange, a mistress of Louis XIV, started the trend. She reportedly lost her hat while riding a horse. Since it was considered risqué to have loose hair, she pulled a ribbon off her dress to tie up her locks. From there, the trend took off. Marie Antoinette’s hairdresser, for example, allegedly spent roughly 20,000 francs on her hair ribbons, but I digress.
Here are some of my all-time favorite bowed looks so you'll be fit to be tied.
- Structured trumpet gown with square neckline and low band back details. Detachable overskirt and bow train.
Clarion - Draped, strapless, sweetheart bodice trumpet gown with detachable bow train.
Loredana - Tip of shoulder cap sleeve sweetheart illusion trumpet gown with feminine V-back and double detachable bow.
Adding a bow to the back of the waist can help to accentuate the curves of the body, and is flattering for almost all body types.
Carina - Lingerie strap sweetheart trumpet gown with crisscross rouching, peek-a-boo sides, low back and accent bridal bow.
Adding a bow to an edgy dress softens up the look, and makes the entire bridal outfit more feminine. A soft bow even on a mini dress gives it traditional vibes.
Coeur - Adding a bow to a gown balances the design of a dramatic dress.
Topaz - Draped front, scoop neck, strapless bodice with illusion back and traditional form-fitting mermaid skirt.
Ostinato - Plunging V-neck molded corset with pleated ballgown skirt with pockets.
Statement bows are always on trend, and if you choose to bow, we have several options for you!