The ever-feminine adornment is the bow. Adding sweetness to any item, this ultimate feminine touch is back in the racks. This week’s collections gives a nod to the dresses that feature a bow, whether it is a soft and tiny tie or a large and in-charge twist. Bows are being used as a focal point, embellishments or scattered haphazardly. Don’t worry, I didn’t find any butt bows. Whatever your style, you may find a dress that is as perfect as your future husband or wife.
Dropped Jaws: The ruched bodice envelopes the body in silk shantung. While, the mermaid outline dramatically billows out at the knees. The dropped waist is accentuated with a large silk bow. This stunning number comes in a variety of delicious color combinations. The one on the left is a duo of champagne and bronze and the right is in ivory and red. For a more traditional look, the dress also comes in ivory. Detachable straps are also included if you feel the need. (Mon Cheri; $1300)
Fit to be Tied: The modified mermaid adds instant appeal in this svelte silhouette. The bodice is bejeweled in hand beaded crystals. The empire waist elongates the torso and creates a tall illusion. The impressive twist creates a significant detail on the bodice. Chapel train produces drama upon entering and exiting a room. Optional straps included if one does not prefer the strapless neckline. (Mon Cheri; $1200)
Bow Tied: Lace bodice and v-neckline leads to the thin spaghetti straps. The fit and flare silhouette hugs the curves and flares out at the knees. A silk bow ties off right under the bust line for a feminine touch. A dramatic and plunging back makes for a great exit. (Paloma Blanca; $1700)
Twisty Tie: Silky taffeta streamlines the silhouette in this dropped waist dress. The strapless neckline and a-line skirt updates the basic strapless. The obi-like sash and bow is wrapped about the natural waist and the Swavorski brooch adds a sparkly spotlight to the center of the bow. (Saison Blanche; $1300)
Tie the Knot: The encrusted sweetheart bodice catches the light with ever step. The satin fabric flows from the empire waist and wisps around the body. A loosely tied bow hangs from the smallest part of the waist and the strands flows down the dress like a waterfall. (Maggie Sottero; $800)
All Tied Up: The slight sweetheart neckline creates a bit of a dip in the center of the dress. The beaded alencon lace bodice connects with organdy tie at empire waistline. A soft feathery flower made of organza is at the heart of the bow. The bias cut organdy skirt clings to the body without being restricting. The added length in the back of the dress makes this sweep train ever so sweet. (Mikaella; $1000-1500)
What do you think? Are you a fan of the bows?