2012 Marks Another Bow Migration

Every few years, bows make a comeback. Sometimes it’s on gowns for brides, sometimes it’s on frocks for bridesmaids, but like clockwork, the bows always find their way into this or that season’s dresses as if they haven’t already been done to death. And just recently a little birdie whispered in my ear that the 2012 wedding dress trends included, you guessed it, bows. I have a funny fascination with bows that began the first time I saw a giant bow placed smack dab on a bust as if the breasts concealed underneath were a gift waiting to be unwrapped. Very naughty, really.

Want to see some of the 2012 bows? (And where they’ve ended up this go around, which includes the entirety of the torso and back, waist and bust, sometimes turned completely to the side.) Your wish is my command!

Spring 2012 by Douglas Hannant

Spring 2012 by Vera Wang

Spring 2012 by Tara Keely

Spring 2012 by Alan Hannah

Aaaand another example of classic Vera (along with the classic Vera model)

What do you think? Bows, yes or omigosh no?

3 Responses to “2012 Marks Another Bow Migration”

  1. Carol.Herman says:

    Best bows ever on costumes was worn by Audrey Hepburn.

  2. AJ says:

    I do like the Vera mint green dress with bow. Most of them are fine, that first one is a bit much for me!

  3. Jennie says:

    Oh no no no no no no no! The only one that is even close to tolerable for me is the Hannah one with the off-the-shoulder high neckline. I went to my boss’ house one day and happened to see a wedding picture – his wife was wearing the dress with the huge bow as the off-the-shoulder straps. I don’t know what I’ll eventually pick as a gown, but I do want to try to make it so people can’t guess the exact year of our wedding based on my dress.