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What’s Trending: Pussy Bows

Once associated with Margaret Thatcher and 1950s secretaries, pussy bows have long been thought of as a prim and proper accent to a working woman’s wardrobe. And while the pussy bow trend is still ladylike, this season’s styles have undergone a major makeover to bring them into the 21st century. The classic pussy bow – a simple button-down adorned with a floppy tie at the neck – is taking on a new look, equal parts feminine and flirty. Whether providing a youthful and quirky spin or channeling a romantic, bohemian vibe, pussy bows effortlessly add a feminine touch to your everyday ensembles or a hint of romance to a date-night outfit.

Small and Subtle

The most attractive characteristic of this style of bow is that it comes in all shapes and sizes, making it simple to choose your favorite. For a subtle take on the pussy bow trend, opt for those on the smaller side. You still get all of the charm of the look, but with a more understated effect – ideal for work or weekend errands. Pair with jeans for a chic contrast or with a midi length pleated skirt for a glam, retro feel.

A Detacher pairs a black and white print with a v-neck sweater

A Detacher pairs a black and white print with a v-neck sweater

Soft pink and luxurious silk meet in this Bottega Veneta blouse

Soft pink and luxurious silk meet in this Bottega Veneta blouse

Subtle pastel bow below ruffled collar – MSGM

Subtle pastel bow below ruffled collar – MSGM

More of a tie than a bow is still trend-right and provides a pop of bright red in this Rachel Zoe design

More of a tie than a bow is still trend-right and provides a pop of bright red in this Rachel Zoe design

Statement-making pussy bow on this blue ensemble from Ryan Lo

Statement-making pussy bow on this blue ensemble from Ryan Lo

Front and Center

For those who want to fully embrace the pussy bow trend, try a tie that demands attention. Sheer materials, seductive lace and neutral hues make the large pussy bow easy to pull off despite its commanding size, offering just enough of a focal point without overwhelming the other elements of your outfit.

Chanel combines sheer fabric with a bright blue hue

Chanel combines sheer fabric with a bright blue hue

Timeless black and white made ultra-feminine by a long, frilly pussy bow – Pucci

Timeless black and white made ultra-feminine by a long, frilly pussy bow – Pucci

Army green draws the eye in this Gucci design

Army green draws the eye in this Gucci design

Oversized black pussy bow complements a black and white check dress – Orla Kiely

Oversized black pussy bow complements a black and white check dress – Orla Kiely

Pucci offers another take on the pussy bow trend with romantic, sheer and ruffled lace

Pucci offers another take on the pussy bow trend with romantic, sheer and ruffled lace

Dapper Dresses 

Though the pussy bow is most often seen on tops, this accent is nothing if not versatile. If blouses aren’t your go-to wardrobe staple, never fear – the pussy bow trend extends to dresses, too, allowing you to find the silhouette that best suits your style.

Small flowers and tiered layers create a bohemian look – Chloe

Small flowers and tiered layers create a bohemian look – Chloe

Neat, red pussy bow reminiscent of a Girl Scout uniform – Gucci

Neat, red pussy bow reminiscent of a Girl Scout uniform – Gucci

Mother of Pearl dress features a tiny pattern and transparent pussy bow

Mother of Pearl dress features a tiny pattern and transparent pussy bow

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini offers a romantic, flowing maxi dress with subdued hues

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini offers a romantic, flowing maxi dress with subdued hues

Red and blue plaid design with matching pussy bow – Tory Burch

Red and blue plaid design with matching pussy bow – Tory Burch

 

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