How to work it: Bow tied

How to work it: Bow tied
The bow is big in bridal in 2020 and Pronovias is among the designers that features bow-dressed gowns. This mini is from the LWD collection

The bow is big and bold in bridal for 2020, adding a jaunty flourish to wedding-day dressing and cutting a dash on choice jewels and accessories

Runway images: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

The bridal bow been around forever, symbolising unity and celebration. But in 2020 bows are having a bit of a moment. Worn on the waist or even as corsages and hair ties, these exaggerated – even super-sized – flourishes are cropping up across collections. If a bow-dressed gown doesn’t feel right for you, don’t tie yourself in knots because  there are endless options to add a flourish on shoes, bag or wedding jewels

1. Isabel Sanchis – Top dressing

Isabel Sanchis showed a bridal trouser suit with corsage at VBBFW

On the runway of Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week Isabel Sanchis styled her sharp tailored trouser suit with a big bow corsage, adding an oversized black ribbon to the model’s bridal up-do.

2. Emmy London – Glamour bow

Emmy London’s pink bridal shoes feature oversized satin bow ties

Shoes are a great place to add a flourish and Emmy London Florence Misty Rose suede heels feature a half d’Orsay shape and are finished with romantic duchesse satin bows. Perfect for the wedding day elegance, they can be tied to suit your style. £465;

3. Cymbeline – Tulle two-piece

Cymbeline’s two-piece of hoop skirt and crop top is dressed with bows

Cymbeline’s cute tulle two-piece comprises a high-waisted hoop skirt and crop top – both of which are dressed with an array of bows and flowers.

4. Rachel Simpson – Cool clutch

Rachel Simpson’s leather clutch is dressed with an ornate tie

Rachel Simpson Summer Daze white leather clutch bag is the perfect neutral accessory for brides and the simple box shape is dressed with an ornate bow. There’s also a useful detachable wrist strap. £160;

5. Jesús Peiró – Fifties ballgown

Jesús Peiró took to the VBBFW runway with a classic ballgown with twist

At Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week Jesús Peiró showed a classic 1950s ballgown style, reworked with cool slouch pockets and a generous bow at the waist. We love the flattering split-front bodice.

6. Awon Golding – Top knot

Awon Golding’s bridal hat and headdress collection includes this topknot hairband

Awon Golding Milliinery’s bridal collection of hats and finishing touches includes this lovely Jag headpiece featuring ombre topknot flourish on ribbon band. £130;

7. Lebrusan Studio – Gold tassels

Lebrusan Studio’s gold bow earrings with tassels are a perfect finishing touch

Lebrusan Studio’s collection includes these lovely filigree bow and tassel earrings. Shown here in yellow gold, they are also available in silver. £268;

8. Pronovias – Bow-licious

Pronovias’ 2020 collection includes this bow-licious gown

Pronovias’ 2020 collection features lots of romantic flourishes, and the Atelier collection is simply bow-licious  – we love this silk gown featuring upturned tie with attitude.


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