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How To: The Bow Aesthetic

Bows have a been a huge trend in recent times – on the red carpet, in fashion, weddings, home decor… the bow aesthetic is everywhere! ๐ŸŽ€โœจ๐Ÿ’— Some are even mastering the art of “bow stacking,” with their entire outfit adorned with different types of bows. While some brush it off as yet another fashion trend that will simply come and go, to me, the bow aesthetic means much, much more than that.

As you can tell from the name of my blog, I absolutely love bows! On the aesthetic front, I find bows to be an elegant and timeless addition to any outfit. But digging even deeper… I consider wearing bows in my adulthood as a personal homage to my younger self who was afraid to fully embrace her femininity. Simply put, bows give me the confidence to wear beautiful things that make me feel good. That may sound silly to some, but when the world is always trying to tell you who to be, it’s easy to lose your own sense of self in the mix of everyone else’s.

But anyway, this ain’t no sob story. It’s a ๐ŸŽ€ bow-u-tiful ๐ŸŽ€ one!

If you’re still with me, you’re probably wondering how to incorporate the bow aesthetic into your life in a way that feels authentic to you as a grown adult, or maybe you just love bows like me! Either way, I’m glad you’re here! ๐Ÿ˜Š

You may also find a little crossover between bow aesthetic clothes, the hair bow aesthetic, aesthetic bows, soft girl aesthetic clothes, coquette aesthetic clothes, and cottagecore aesthetic clothes. There’s really no right or wrong way to “do” the bow aesthetic. After all, the best part about fashion is finding your own personality and identity with handpicked pieces that feel right to you!

๐ŸŽ€ In honor of my love for bows, I wanted to share my curated Amazon finds for embracing The Bow Aesthetic in fashion, decor, and beyond! ๐ŸŽ€

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HOW TO: WEAR BOWS IN CLOTHING

Nothing Fits But Paris Dress

I have a really soft spot for dresses with pretty shoulder tie details like this one.

Strapless Tulle Flower Dress

Oh how pretty this dress is! Just the perfect amount of drama with the 3D flowers, bow at the waist, and tulle for some beautiful movement with the fit flare silhouette.

Barbie Pink Bow Shoulder Dress

Looking to channel your inner Barbie? Whether for a pink-themed party or special occasion, all eyes will be on you with this gorgeous bow strap dress in Barbie Pink! I also love that it can be worn on and off the shoulder.

Flower Embroidered Tulle Dress

Tulle + embroidered flowers + shoulder bow ties = feminine perfection!

Off The Shoulder Ruffle Shoulder Tie Dress

Here’s another beautiful tulle dress with off the shoulder detailing with delicate shoulder ties.

Satin Mermaid Dress with Dramatic Back Bow

This gorgeous dress is giving main character vibes! Dare to dress up and stand out with a whole lot of personality in the back.

Smocked Waist Shoulder Tie Maxi Dress

Adjustable shoulder ties and a smocked waist make this one a winner in my eyes. Dresses like these always make you look so put together in a matter of seconds.

One Shoulder Bow Dress with Slit

Who can resists a lady in red? This dress is a simple yet elegant piece for that very special night.

Dramatic Back Bow Evening Dress

A beautifully dramatic dress that exudes “She is an icon. She is a legend. She is… THE MOMENT!”

Tulle Corset Shoulder Tie Strap Dress

If I were a dress, this would be me!! This Milla-inspired dramatic tulle dress is fluffy below the corseted waist with mini ruffles at the bust paired with two delicate shoulder tie straps. Absolute perfection in my eyes!

Appliquรฉ Tulle Dress

No matter the occasion, this stunning appliquรฉ tulle dress will make you look and feel like an absolute queen.

Off Shoulder Bow Dress with Detachable Train

Two looks in one? Sign me up! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ This Alexia Marรญa-inspired dress is serving absolute perfection with such a modern twist on timeless femininity. I also love that there’s so many colors to choose from (like the white one for the perfect bridal look!).

Back Bow Dress with Detachable Train

I live for dramatic bows on the back like this one. Such a clean and classy silhouette for any occasion.

Black and White Statement Bow Mini Dress

The clean black and white contrast topped with the statement bow will have heads turning.

Low Back Bow Mini Dress

Dare to flaunt your sexy back with this flirty hem low back mini dress with a pretty bow.

Square Neck Ruffle Split Dress

You can’t go wrong with this one for a special night out or as a wedding guest.

Midi Corset Design Front Tie Dress

Sometimes a crisp white dress is all you need to feel dressed up for the day. Pair with gold earrings and necklace to complete the look!

Spaghetti Straps Bow Tulle Dress

I love how feminine and flowy this beautiful tea garden party dress looks, especially with the slim bow at the waist to tie it all together!

Vintage 1950s Gingham Dress

The 1950s called and this classic pink and white gingham dress definitely answered!

Renaissance Floral Bow Corset Top

This renaissance corset top is a unique piece for your wardrobe! I love the delicate blue floral pattern against the milky white base color and dark blue stitching – and of course, those silky bow ties have me sold!

Renaissance Flower and Butterfly Bow Corset Top

If green is more your color, this corset top featuring a floral and butterfly design really delivers a beautiful vintage feel.

Baby Pink Floral Bow Top

I absolutely adore this super feminine baby pink and white crop top with the cutest pink ribbons!

Ruched Shoulder Tie Crop Top

It’s back to basics – you can never go wrong with a closet staple bow aesthetic like this one. Easily pair with jeans or pants when you want to look more casual but a little more dressed up.

Smocked Top Floral Print with Shoulder Ties

Tops like these are a winner in my books – the smocked bust area is so forgiving, and the slight flare out at the waist really helps flatter the figure.

Bust Detail Top with Shoulder Ties

This design can easily be tucked in and paired with a more high-waisted bottom, and the adjustable shoulder tie straps give you the flexibility to do an effortless off-shoulder look.

Workwear Neck Bow Blouse

For my office girlies – this elegant office work blouse hits all the right sweet spots with this muted pink color and bow tie collar detailing.

Keyhole Back Tie Workout Top

Smash your next workout while looking cute in your gym fit! This workout top has a flirty keyhole back tie design for a little peek of your back gainz.

Ruched Bust Tie Workout Top

Flaunt your hard-earned gym gainz with this flattering long-sleeve workout top in this gorgeous neutral color.

Front Tie Rib Knit Sweater

Sometimes all you need is a simple yet cute sweater like this one to tie the whole look together.

Kawaii Bow Sweater Cardigan

If you’re looking to channel the more kawaii cute bow aesthetic, this sweater with heart pattern and cute bow knot detailing is for you!

Front Wrap Asymmetrical Skirt with Crystal Bows

I absolutely adore delicate crystal bow details like the ones on this wrap skirt. The shine is eye-catching as a subtle yet bold contrast against the black.

High Waist Pants with Bow Knots

Who says bows are only for skirts and dresses? This pink pair has a fun and playful take on the bow aesthetic.

High Waist Pencil Pants with Bows

Workwear doesn’t have to be boring with these babies. Look and feel you’re best while you’re out conquering the day!

Kawaii Bow Ruffle Hem Shorts

Another kawaii cute bow aesthetic for everyday lounge wear!

HOW TO: WEAR BOWS IN SWIMWEAR

Reversible Blue Tie Shoulder Swimsuit

I love the flexibility of the colorful and muted designs of this reversible swimsuit – perfect for packing light yet staying stylish on vacation.

Reversible Pink Tie Shoulder Swimsuit

This feminine pink version is also such a cute look!

FLAXMAKER Black and White Bow Swimsuit

There’s always room for bows for your next tropical vacation! Super cute as a swimsuit, or as a top when paired with high waisted jean shorts.

Ruffle Shoulders Tie Bottom Bikini Set

Flattering v-front, ruffle adjustable shoulder straps, and a high-waisted tie bottom – this sexy number is everything you need and more in a swimsuit!

Black and White One Shoulder Bikini Set

Beyond the eye-catching bow tie at the shoulder, I love a good black and white contrast going with such a simple and elegant swimwear look.

Bandeau Top Tie Side Bikini Set

Your next tropical vacation is calling and this sexy side-tie bikini set has your name written all over it!

HOW TO: INCORPORATE BOWS IN NAIL ART

BTArtbox French Tip Gel Nails + Bow Nail Art Stickers

One big change I’ve made this year is to stop my expensive nail salon visits and instead do my nails at home with kits like this one from BTArtBox! I’m not good at hand-drawing nail art, so these bow stickers are just the thing to easily achieve different bow aesthetics depending on my mood.

BTArtbox Square Tip Gel Nails + 3D Bow Nail Charms

If you’re looking to achieve the 3D look, these bow nail charms will do the trick!

HOW TO: ACCESSORIZE WITH BOWS

Bow Earring Sets

I like the variety that comes with these bow earrings sets for achieving different bow aesthetics.

Crystal Bow Drop Earrings

The Jennifer Behr Mirabelle earrings look for less! My favorite way to instantly elevate any outfit.

Gold Bow and Heart Dangle Earrings

This pairing of the bow knot and heart design is too cute to pass up!

Foldable Bow Sun Hat UPF 50+

Look fabulous with this classic bow sun hat while staying protected from the sun.

Nude Crystal Mesh Bow Flats

I’m in love with how elegant and stylish these mesh flats look! A closet staple that adds that extra pizzazz to any outfit.

JW PEI Flavia Ballerina Sneakers

How gorgeous are these ballerina-inspired sneakers with the statement lace-up bows?! ๐Ÿฉฐ

Ballet Flat Crystal Elastic Strap

The sweetest Miu Miu-inspired ballet flats with extra bling!

Pleated Bow Sandals

The Loeffler Randall-inspired look for less! This iconic bow design is a closet staple that easily pairs with so many different outfits.

Loeffler Randall Penny Heeled Sandal

The iconic bow shoe from one of my favorite footwear designers!

Loeffler Randall Hadley Bow Flat Sandals

Another beautiful look from Loeffler Randall. I love the simplicity of the bow knot details in this neutral color.

Chunky Heel Ankle Bow Sandals

Every girl’s gotta have that trusty pair of neutral heels like this one – they go with so many outfits and make you look put together as soon as you throw them on.

Double Crystal Bow Heels

The double crystal bows on this sexy pair of shoes deliver all the glitz and glam you would ever need for your very special night.

Sparkly Bow Evening Bag

For nights when you need that extra sparkle, reach for this elegant top handle evening bag.

Bowknot Rhinestone Embellished Evening Clutch

Feeling a little more playful and flirty for your party outfit? With this fun embellished bow clutch, you can walk into the room and make the whole place shimmer.

Woven Tote Bag with Bow Knot

The Bottega Veneta Andiamo bag look for less! Perfect for work, errands, weekenders, and everything in between.

Laptop Satchel Bag with Detachable Bow

This sleek and functional bag features a stylish detachable bow detail that adds a more feminine touch.

Small Wallet with Gold Bow

A cute everyday wallet that is convenient for everyday use.

Makeup Cosmetics Toiletry Bag

Functional and cute toiletry bag for at-home use or when you’re traveling or on the go.

HOW TO: STYLE HAIR WITH BOWS

Velvet Bow Hair Tie

Bow hair accessories like this hair tie is one of my favorite ways to easily sneak in a bow into any outfit.

Bow Hair Clip

For an updo type of day, these bow hair clips will keep you looking polished and put together.

Lace Bow Hair Clip

These lace bow hair clips are perfect for when you’re feeling a little fancier when styling your hair.

Lele Sadoughi Bardot Slim Bow Headband

One of my closet favorites! I especially love how slim the bow looks on top for a daintier look.

Satin Pink Bow Hair Clips

One of the easiest ways to incorporate bows into your everyday outfit is to simply add small satin bow hair clips like these ones. I especially love wearing the long tailed ones with a half updo.

Velvet Side Bow Hair Clips

Side bow hair clips are also a really simple yet adorable way to change up your hairstyle in seconds.

Double-layered Hair Bow Barrette Clip

Going for a more bold look calls for an equally dramatic bow piece like these ones. These are especially great for photoshoots when you need the bow to really stand out.

HOW TO: INCORPORATE BOWS IN HOME DECOR

Ceramic Paper Bag Bow Vase

A charming vase that’s unique in both design and texture. I especially love how organic the ceramic vase looks with the paper bag aesthetic.

Bow Metal Candle Sconce

This beautiful 2-arm candle sconce reminds me of Bridgerton, and I’m here for it! The antique gold color also adds a more authentic, vintage feel to this lighting fixture.

Jewelry Organizer Box with Bow Handle

Stylish and functional all in one – this jewelry organizer box features a cute bow-knot design as its opening buckle.

Bow Back Vanity Chair

This bow back vanity chair with sweet pink cushioning is such a cute addition to any room decor or living space.

Distressed Pink Bow Hooks

Add some French country-style feminine charm and warmth to your living space with these lovely bow hooks.

Brass Bow Hook

I personally love brass hardware, and this lovely brass bow hook is no exception!

Rattan Ceramic Vase

Going for a more modern farmhouse look? These ceramic vases feature rustic imitated rattan and woven design with cute vintage twine knots.

Floral Duvet Cover Set with Bow Ties

Freshen up your bedding and room decor with this super cute duvet cover set! I adore the pink bow ties paired with the dainty floral design all over.

Neutral Duvet Cover Set with Bottom Ties

If you’re going for a more organic and neutral look, this set is perfect for easily achieving that aesthetic. The bow knot designs on the covers and pillow covers are also both pretty and functional.

Decorative Vintage Bow Candle Holder

This bow plate doubles as a candle holder and as a jewelry catchall tray to keep your daily essentials easily organized.

Bow Bedside Wall Lamps

If you’re fully embracing the bow aesthetic for your room decor, consider adding these stylish bow wall lamp fixtures for a little extra bedside glam.

Polished Brass Bow Lamp Finials

 These enchanting bow finials are just the thing to add a little more elegance and style to your average lamp.

Brass Bow Knobs for Cabinets and Drawers

Easily freshen up your living space by dressing up any dresser or cabinet with these exquisite brass bow knobs.

Rhinestone Bow Knot Jewelry Trinket Box

With beautiful jewelry boxes like this one, it’s such a joy to store your precious little trinkets all wrapped up in a pretty shiny bow. This also doubles as a gorgeous gift box if you’re gifting something small to your loved ones.

Watercolor Pink Bow Art

One of the easiest ways to freshen up your living area with a certain design style is by adding a piece of wall art like this one to capture the overall aesthetic you’re going for.

Vintage Bow Knot Picture Frame

Picture frames like this one is another simple yet effective way of incorporating some charm and femininity of the bow aesthetic in your room decor.

Antique White Bow Mirror

I love how this vintage white finish effortlessly adds character and more of a “lived-in” feel to any living space.

Pink Bows and Ribbons Phone Case

Dress your phone up in pretty pink bows and ribbons with this phone case.

3D Roman Column Border Bow Phone Case

If cute 3D bow designs are more your style, this unique phone design is perfect for you!

Adjustable Display Easel with Bow Top

Whether you’re using this to display art or for use as wedding or event sign decor, this display easel adds just the perfect touch of glam and elegance.

Velvet Pink Ribbon

Last but certainly not least, you can channel your inner DIY-queen and create any bow aesthetic to your exact liking by using some simple ribbon like this one.

I hope this How To: The Bow Aesthetic guide was useful in helping you find your own style in embracing bows – whether big or small!

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