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The bow — a staple of femininity — can be beautifully incorporated into perfectly age appropriate and fashion forward looks.   Wearing bows as an adult can be particularly challenging, the symbol can read somewhat young so it is important to style and integrate it into your look correctly. At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, designers (such as – Jason Wu, Valentino, Chanel & Christian Dior ) surprisingly inundated the runway with this fun and flirty accent.  Bows were used in belts, hairstyles, bags and most noticeably as framework of an entire garment’s silhouette (example: Giambattista Valli’s Couture jacket pictured below.)

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A bow is a great way to soften any type of suiting apparel such as pant suits and basic office attire. Jason Wu showed a wonderful collection that featured a bow as the center statement on several blouses. The best way to wear bows and have them look modern, is to find a piece that mimics its basic silhouette in a new and fresh way.  The clutch pictured below is a perfect example of this…the bow silhouette mixed with modern design.

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I love belts that tie into a bow around the waist.  Wether it is a separate piece or the actual fabric of the garment, this look is one of the easiest ways to incorporate the trend in a modern way.

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And finally, nothing goes together quite as perfectly as heels + bows! 😉 Add sexiness and femininity into any look by slipping on a killer set of heels.

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