But in reality, bows are a bit tricky. They can be overly feminine when employed in a sophisticated fashion, or they can border on twee. I think a bow's success has largely to do with it's scale. Sweet, subtle bows can be absolutely darling on narrow belts, kitten heels, and velvet headbands. While I indulge my girlishness in such pared down fancies, what really sets my heart aflutter are big over-the-top dramatic bows.
You can imagine the squealing the ensued when I stumbled on these gorgeous Tom Ford stilettos a few days back. They the perfect shade of violet velvet (a match made in heaven for my ruffled Tease set) and with gold tipped heels no less! But what really made me swoon were the sashes tied in decadent bows at the ankle. Seriously, I die. I don't need a Prince Charming to slip a crystal pump on my arches. It would be so much more fun to have him untie my ankles (and of course work his way up to untying some Toad Lillie!).
Here are some of my favorite bow-topped stunners. Which ones do you love?