How Bow Can You Go?

Bows, ruffles, and hearts are everywhere this summer. We’ve been seeing them on blouses, dresses, headbands, jewelry – you name it. While a bow is
Avatar:
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
Bows, ruffles, and hearts are everywhere this summer. We’ve been seeing them on blouses, dresses, headbands, jewelry – you name it. While a bow is
Image Title1

Bows, ruffles, and hearts are everywhere this summer. We’ve been seeing them on blouses, dresses, headbands, jewelry – you name it. While a bow is one of Marc Jacobs’ signatures, at what point does it cross the line from cute to cloying? If you add one too many bows, ruffles, or hearts to your look, all of a sudden you start looking like an overgrown child - or a Harajuku Girl on sugar pills. We like our bows to be highly stylized and definitely not placed right on the bust, as in the Urban Outfitters tank above. And we’re okay with a limited amount of ruffles - Phillip Lim and Valentino have that mastered - but we draw the line at hearts, especially on underwear. They have an air of naïve desperation and optimism that weirds us out. --ALISON COOL