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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

B is for BOWS

It's our second month building the alphabet with fashion! This month the letter is "B" and I have chosen BOWS!! The feminine touch of a bow can really change the simplest piece into one that is delicate and girly. Here are some of my favorites and a few tips on wearing bows!!

1) Less is more! This means that you really only need one bow in your outfit. My personal favorite way to wear a bow is on a clutch. I think it gives the clutch a little pizazz!
2) Size matters! Evaluate the size of the bow you want. Size can range from large (see the tube dress below) to a simple detail on a cardigan or brooch. If you have an outfit with a big bow, you might want to make that the focal point and dress everything more simply- i.e. stay away from excessive ruffles, frill, or other types of added texture! Let the bow do its job ;)

Teal Shirt: Newport News, Silky-soft V-neck – $19
Navy/White Dress:, rsvp - Ivana (Navy/Ivory) – $88.20
Bright Blue Dress: Elizabeth Charles, Karen Walker bow front dress – $689
Bra: Urban Outfitters, Shadow Stripe Bow Underwire – $20
Bow Belt: Fashion Focus black leather stretch back 'Obi' belt – $25
Headband: Anthropologie, Chiffon Bow Headband – $38
Bag: Anthropologie, Blooming Bow Bag – $78
Cardigan: Forever 21, Striped Bow Front Cardigan – $28
Flats: Target, Women's Merona® Meghan Bow Moccasins - Raspberry Patent – $6.24
Clutch:, High Fashion Python Print Clutch with Bow – $69

Here's a celebrity example of wearing a bow! The dress Beyonce is wearing is by designer Elie Saab:


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