Tie the Knot

From the Vineyard Collection, Priscilla of Boston

Though also used for men’s ties, bows are still one of the prettiest and most feminine ornamental details in fashion. This spring, bow details are all over the runway. Many brides will also be donning them for their trip down the aisle.

There are all sorts of ways to incorporate a bow into your wedding day ensemble. They can complete any wedding gown as a charming belt detail or a more casual sash. A bow accessory can also add a dose of cute to your look. Be it on a headband, shoe, or clutch, this sweet ornament will shine.

Bows can truly suit any mood you are trying to achieve on your special day. Pattis makes bows sexy by using a row of them at the center of a bustier bodice on a pick-up skirted gown. For a relaxed feel that infuses beachy and Grecian styles, Jenny Yoo uses a bow sash to tie together an elegantly draped floor length dress. Demurely polished, Oleg Cassini for David’s Bridal provides an affordable option with a short strapless look with rosettes on the bodice and a tailored bow belt.

Accessorizing a bow-adorned gown is just as important as selecting the gown itself. For a chic polished look, pearls will complete your Jackie O. inspired ensemble. If you’re going for laidback bohemian, a series of fun bangles will create the right feel. A sweet and traditional look may be perfected by a sentimental piece such as a favorite locket or a special piece of your mother or grandmother’s jewelry.

Corine Brosseau wrote this essay. She is a student at New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology.

In our slideshow below, you can take a look at the many moods that a bow detail can exude on your wedding day.

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As a professional ceremony officiants I believe in the power and effectiveness of ceremony and ritual to serve basic needs, both of society and you as an individual. In close collaboration with you and your loved ones, I love to create and perform personalized ceremonies that reflect your beliefs, your philosophy of life, and your personality.

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