How to Tie a Bow

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Knowing how to tie a great bow is one of the best assets anyone can have for their wardrobe. In this article, we’ll go over common mistakes that are made, along with an in-depth tutorial of how to tie both a proper bow and a modern bow that works for pants, skirts, jackets, dresses and blouses!

Placement of the Bow

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The placement of a bow makes all the difference. Whether it be a dress, paperbag pants, or a wrap top, the bow acts as a center to your outfit. Use this to your advantage by tying your bow at your ribcage or most ideally on the smallest part of your waist for a slimming effect. When a bow is tied too low, it brings unflattering attention to larger parts of the body!

Fluff Out Your Centerpiece

A poorly tied bow can look flat and wrinkled if pulled too tight, creating a look that is unkempt and sloppy. As the centerpiece of your outfit, ALWAYS take time to fluff out the loops and keep the knot from appearing too tight!

“THE CLASSIC BOW” TUTORIAL

1. Begin with a looped tie, pulled tightly and laying flat.

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2. Take the bottom hanging piece and make a loop (or “bunny ear”).

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3. Bring the top hanging piece over the loop, and pull it through!

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“THE MODERN BOW” TUTORIAL

This is an alternate way to tie a bow, best used for a modern take on high waisted pants, or a relaxed look on trench coats!

1. Make the right side of your tie slightly longer than the other.

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2. Cross the right longer side over to the left, then pull it under and over to the top. Create a loop (or “bunny ear”) with the top piece.

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3. Take the shorter bottom side and wrap UNDER AND OVER around the loop. Tuck it through and pull tight! Fluff the top loop and you’re done!

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See more examples of how to tie a bow on our pinterest board here!

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