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A Guide to Bows on a Wedding Dress

A Guide to Bows on a Wedding Dress

Browsing sample wedding dresses opens the door to fashion possibilities you might not have thought about, such as bows! These embellishments are a timeless and versatile element that can add a touch of elegance, femininity, and even playfulness to your bridal look. But, how can you wear them without looking too Bo Peep?

Whether you're dreaming of a classic, romantic, or modern look, here are our favorite  ways to wear bows on a wedding dress.

Rock a Bow-Adorned Bodice

It doesn’t get more romantic than a big bow sewn into the bodice of your wedding dress. A delicate bow at the neckline or waist can create a charming focal point and accentuate your figure.

For a bit more of a dramatic, sultry touch, wear a large bow at the base of your back, drawing attention to the deep plunge of a low-back dress.

Bow Shoulder Accents for a Unique Look

If you’re going for a whimsical and youthful look, wearing dainty bows on the shoulders of your wedding gown is an easy way to achieve a fairytale look without going overboard. 

If you have straps, tie them into bows, which allows you to easily adjust the fit of your bodice- making bows versatile and not just a pretty accessory.

Waist Cinching Bow Belt

Another way bows can be used functionally is to help cinch the waist. It not only defines your silhouette but also adds a touch of vintage charm if that’s the look you’re going for. This option works beautifully with A-line or ballgown-style dresses.

Show Off a Cascading Bow Train

Turns heads as you walk down the aisle with a cascading bow train. This option is perfect for brides who want a blend of traditional and contemporary styles. The bows can gradually decrease in size as they trail down the train.

Feminine Bow Embellished Veil

Extend the bow theme to your veil. Opt for a veil with bow accents or attach a bow at the comb. An oversized or trailing silk or chiffon bow gives you a simplistic veil that doesn’t cover your face but can be the perfect accessory if you plan to wear your hair down. 

It’s also very pretty for wearing your hair half-up, showing off your face and make-up by pulling your hair back with a feminine bow.

Courtney L.One Love Bridal Outlet

Courtney L.

June 6, 2023


One Love Bridal Outlet
1171 Beach Boulevard, Suite 104, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250