Should the Bow Dress Bow Out?

By  February 25, 2013

It’s time we talked about dresses with a very trending but tricky detail: the oversized bow. When fashioned correctly, a big ol’ bow can add a bit of flirty charm to an otherwise average dress, but we see how going overboard with the frill can leave you looking like a wedding gift rather than a wedding guest. Most of us would keep it safe and try the look by boasting a smaller bow, like the daintier one tied to the shoulder of Natalie Portman‘s Oscar gown, but other fashionistas are keen to get more daring. So we’re asking you: is this is a style you’d try yourself, or one that needs to bow out asap? Perhaps unaware of the controversy, our favorite celebs seem to be loving the look. Salma Hayek rocked an oversized bow cinched waist on the Golden Globes red carpet in a sparkling Gucci floor length gown. Kara Hayward, too, chose to keep the bow in the front, as the focal point of her look, in an orange colored metallic frock at the 2013 InStyle Golden Globe Awards after party. Also onboard the big bow trend, LeAnn Rimes and Lily Collins chose to try the look by keeping the standout detail in the back. The dresses for their respective appearances at the GRAMMY Foundation’s Play If Forward event and the Costume Designers Guild Awards featured bows that added a head turning surprise just below their shoulder blades. How did these ladies fare with their oversized bow attempts?