Doll Up Your Wedding Day in Bows from Head-to-Toe

April 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

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Back in 2002, I had the good fortune of working in a bridal store.  Every day was an adventure, but my favorite days were the super slow ones where the other consultants and I would spend our “free time” perusing (and sometimes slipping on) the discontinued, couldn’t-sell-them-even-if-they-were-free dresses stored in the waaaay, way back.

Known as the bridal gown graveyard, this was the area of the store that housed the finest of 80’s fashion… you know, where everything is oversized and unflattering?  While there were a number of fashion detail “don’ts” accountable in this area, no detail was more predominate than that of the (drum roll, please)… GIANT BOW. 

Generally, God awful in size and ill placed in design, even the most dainty of bows seemed out of sorts somehow.  I mean, honestly???  Why would anyone ever want a bow – wired for bulk and poof – travelling across their backside?  It’s like a target for wide load and “geeesh” comments… and nobody wants that on their wedding day.  

However, as time went on, I began to see the reemergence of bows in bridal gowns – as well as countless other wedding day details, and I must say, this time around, it’s one of my favorite wedding trends to date!  There’s a girlish simplicity that bows – when done correctly –  seem to produce that is untouched by most other details, and because of the doll-like connotation they carry, it’s always fun to see how designers can change it from one item to the next.

Below are some highlights of bridal bows workin’ hard for the cuteness (sooo hard for the cuteness)!!  Haha!

Vera Wang and Paloma Blanca are two designers that integrate bridal bows exquisitely into their gowns.

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Home for some of the best DIY divas ever, shows how beautifully bows can be incorporated into your headpieces.

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And because we love helping brides-to-be trend up their wedding day details, Marilyn’s Keepsakes also knows the bows!

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