I read an article in the Sydney Morning Herald the jibes with what has recently been seen in photoshoots and retail runway shows. The bow tie as an accessory for women’s fashion is making some sort of raging comeback. While the trends are simply too difficult to be ignored, this is one in which I’d rather pass. Rachel Wells goes into detail regarding the various permutations of bow tie fashion, but I tell you ignore the hype, get away, get away. Here’s the reasoning:
Large bow ties have always been a “look at me” fashion apparatus. While some of it can be done in interesting and intelligent ways, what happens with a trend like this is the same thing that happened with the gladiator sandals. A rarely seen occurrence becomes the de facto standard and it loses its luster quickly. Some things are timeless. The small bow tie is one of those things that never loses its appeal. The oversized ones conjure up images of Mickey Mouse and Hustler strippers, mutually exclusive of each other of course.
If you must insist, Wells’ column is over here for reading (not for wearing).