Bridal Fashion

Tuesday’s Trendwatch – The “Bow Tie” Effect

April 5, 2011

This week, lets focus a little bit more on the Groom…

I always believe that the Bride should never underestimate how much your Groom might really feel about his Wedding day attire.  Making sure he looks dapper and so very handsome.  Know that he is wanting to look his best – especially for you.  We do know, especially in the south, the bow ties are making a serious comeback.  Whether its a Spring or Fall affair you are planning there is always a bow tie pattern, print and shape that would fit your Grooms needs.  I personally love the traditional bow tie.  They are easy, not fussy and you have endless options of colors and patterns.  They will make your Groom look very unique and will give him a chance to exhibit his personality in the color of bow tie he might choose.  One idea is to let your groomsmen select a different bow tie – in the same color family – and give your Groom one more reason to stand out.

I have included below a good cheat sheet for any Bride and Groom to carry on the big day…. how to tie a bow tie.  It’s a true artform.  And just incase, things start to get a little crooked during your photographs, you will both know how to straighten it (or him) out.

How to tie a Bow Tie:

1.  Start with one end slightly longer then the other.

2. Cross the long end over the short end.

3. Bring the long end through the center, directly at the neck.

4.  Form an angle loop with the short end crossing to your left.

5. Drop the long end at the neck, directly over the horizontal loop.

6. Form a similar angle loop with the long end that is remaining loose.

7. Push through the short loop.

8. Tighten the knot by adjusting both ends

Shop for a great selection of Bow Ties in-store or online at Brooks Brothers

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