Looking Good: Fit to be tied
The bow is back and has seized center stage. Suddenly, everyone
seems to be tying one on.
The ladylike knot certainly has a fan in Rachel Lubchansky,
who uses bows and other feminine flourishes to embellish the
modest, but stylish clothes she sells on FunkyFrum.com, her
“I think fashion is returning to a more demure look, and
the bow is a really feminine detail that’s in keeping
with that trend,” she tells The EXAMINER.
And it’s not just for young girls. Anyone can use a bow
to add a little pizzazz, as long as it’s limited to just
one bow per outfit, and the bows chosen are dainty, and not
“Why sacrifice style for modesty?” Lubchansky asks.
“One of my mottos is: Dressing demure doesn’t mean
you have to be drab.”
There are clothes with ribbons and bows built in – like
the crocheted cardigan with a string tie that is featured on
the Web site. Or you can update a little black dress by picking
up a sash in velvet or satin, with or without crystal embellishments.
You can even find jewelry that’s fit to be tied.
Among the hottest accessories this season: the jewel-encrusted
velvet wrap bracelet and the “tie on” necklace made
from organza ribbon, also studded with gems.