All the most important fashion novelties and main fashion trends are worth nothing without modest details - those little things that make, in fact, fashion. I think that very few people are ready to argue with this. If you put on a straight classic English tweed coat, this is one thing, but if you add a fur cape to it, which you tie at the front with a satin bow, it is completely different.
A different mood, a different style, a different psychological attitude: And all because of one small flirty detail - a bow in the right place, you need colors and from the right material. So it is not at all surprising that the bow remains one of the most beloved attributes of a lady's dress since time immemorial, since it is able to revive, refresh and decorate any chlamydah.
This season is no exception - we are met with bows in almost every collection and on clothes for any occasion: on thong panties, bras, bags, boots, fur coats, blouses, dresses and trench coats. However, their functionality has changed significantly even compared to previous seasons.
Six months ago, the bow was just a decorative element. Bows of various sizes made of satin, silk, plastic, suede, leather, felt, even bone and wood were placed in the most unexpected places - on the toe of a shoe, on the seams of stockings, on the cut of a skirt, on the clasp of a handbag. In the form of bows there were buttons, brooches, hairpins and even embroidery with colored appliqués.
Today the approach has changed significantly. Of course, all of the above will also be quite appropriate (for example, a bow on a leather belt from Marni, a handbag from Missoni, shoes from Louis Vuitton - these are purely decorative elements that serve as pure embellishment). But basically this is intended, as you yourself know, for off-duty time. It is feminine, but hardly correlated with a strict corporate dress code.
But you can treat bows differently (which, in fact, is what today's fashion offers), and then they will become appropriate in any conditions - on a romantic date, at a business presentation, in a student auditorium, in a school class, or at a theatrical premiere. The fact is that the bow is proposed to be used for its intended purpose - by tying a scarf, shawl or belt accordingly.
The simplest thing is, of course, a belt tied with a flirty and at the same time modest bow, and not fastened with a traditional decorative buckle. This trend can be summed up in one word - tenderness. For example, Marc Jacobs, in whose collection there are just a lot of bows in different versions, defined his addiction as follows: "The waist accented with a belt means the triumphant return of good cut and mature femininity."
One cannot but agree with this. Despite the fact that a belt tied with a bow seems to be more inherent in kindergarten age, today it is especially good for a confident woman who will not be damaged by a note of natural female weakness. As a result, at Derek Lam, CarolinHerrera, Clements Ribeiro, we see tight-fitting dresses made of satin, silk and layered chiffon, which are accented at the waist with thin ribbons from the same satin tied with bows.
At the same time, the ribbons either in the same color scheme, but contrasting in tonality compared to the color of the dress (Derek Lam has a thick purple dress with a delicate light lilac belt), or they look like a perfect color variation (for example, Clements Ribeiro has a piercing yellow chiffon the dress is rather unexpectedly combined with a belt in the form of a blue satin ribbon).
Oddly enough, such details look quite appropriate in business attire. An example is the collection from TatNaka, where thin satin and velvet ribbons are used as belts for rather strict straight dresses with strict floral heels. Dice Kayek has a similar approach, but caramel pink satin ribbons are supported by thin jerseys (often also floral).
Perhaps the most interesting version of the bow belt comes from the Chloe collection. Firstly, wider ribbons (more like scarves) are used here. Secondly, the aristocratic coldish satin is replaced by soft knitted and velor fabrics in dark shades. Thirdly, this is not just a careless schoolboy bow. This is a whole work of art - lush, plump, with an accented large knot. In addition, this belt-ribbon is used not only for trousers or dresses, but also for funny open blouses with a high waist and many frills, very reminiscent of maternity clothes.
But a bow today is not only and not so much a belt-belt. Another "general" direction can be called a blouse with a stand-up collar, which is tied at the neck or chest with a fluffy bow. These are echoes of the tendencies of the forties and fifties, when virtue and modesty were not yet crushed by the sexual revolution of the sixties.
As a result, a certain image of the ideal secretary, college teacher or librarian was born, which today seems attractive, because, while maintaining femininity and sexuality, it is devoid of aggressiveness. The ideal expression of this style can be seen in all the same Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Louis Vuitton. A blouse of delicate shades (not only plain, but also with small prints) with a bow-collar goes well with short and thin knitted blouses, fitted jackets made of bouclé tweed and jersey, narrow skirts.
Surprisingly, this use of bows can be found today in the collections of those fashion houses that are distinguished by a more aggressive and radical style. For example, the D&G duo proposes to wear such a "secretary" blouse with leather shorts, high boots and long, almost to the floor, sleeveless jackets in ethnic style. And Roberto Cavalli offers a blouse of the same style in thin leather with suede trousers or a leather skirt. And he is absolutely right: the bow is good in any design. So it is a sin not to take advantage of this.
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