Whilst recent seasons have seen the revival of so many fabulous trends, for me, this winter will always be remembered as the season of the bow. Initially spotted tied neatly around the tresses of the fashion set, the bow has since transcended the realm of hair accessories to become the chicest finishing touch in fashion. Ushered in by a bubbling interest in girlhood, a summer that saw everyone styling Barbie-pink and the enduring balletcore trend, this winter has seen these references culminate in the rise of the classic bow accessory.
Whether they’re adorning cropped cardigans, placed on socks or tracing the hem of a dress, bow details have been cropping up across so many of our favourite brands. Rooted in playful femininity, designers such as Miu Miu and Simone Rocha have long championed bows, but now high-street retailers like H&M and & Other Stories are also carrying the coquette-charged embellishment in spades. Scroll on to see some chic outfits that centre around bows and to shop the prettiest pieces around.
Nod to the trend with a simple hair ribbon…
… or go all out with a bow-backed dress.
Cute bow collars are another easy way to add the trend to your wardrobe.
Tie-front tops also get a tick.
How cute is this socks and shoes combo?
Between the huge bow skirt, red tights and leopard mules, this look is 10/10 when it comes to new-season trends.
Look for knitwear with bows on to seamlessly weave the detail into your outfits.
An asymmetric bow will add drama to any ensemble.
Take your look from day to evening in a moment.
This also comes in red.
In my opinion, these are the perfect party earrings.
Style over a cropped tee or wear it on its own.
A small velvet barrette is worth its weight in gold for its outfit-elevating abilities.
I’m banking this ahead of spring time.
When we’re talking bows, I say the more the merrier.
These also come in a rich red hue.
Dip your toe into the bow trend with this subtle style.
This also comes in mid-wash denim.
Style with a velvet dress and pointed-toe heels for all winter-evening occasions.
The perfect party dress.
Pop it in your hair or clip it onto your favourite cardgian.
This would look great with wide-leg trousers.
I refuse to wear any other socks.
This chic velvet dress is at the top of my wish list for all winter weddings.
Wear with jeans or a tailored maxi skirt.
The sailor collar and large bow detail make the perfect pair.
A classic red bow will never go out of style.
Wear with ballet flats or mary janes.
These £10 socks look more expensive than they are.