Though she may have lost all her sheep, knowing that the bow is big news in the fashion world may make Little Bo Peep a little happier. Like a true friend, the bow can hide a multitude of sins. The perfectly tied superhero of the wardrobe says, “Look at me!!!” and as it does it can effectively draw attention away from that grey stain where you missed your mouth when taking a sip of coffee this morning. If you’re in too much of a rush and don’t have time to put any make-up on one day, don’t panic, just ensure you’re wearing a bow. The bow will take the bullet for you, “Don’t look at her face! Look at me!!” it cries, once again, a stunning save from a potentially disastrous situation. But the success of the bow’s saving powers does depend upon the quality and positioning of the bow. For best results wear a big bow, nicely shaped in either a matching or contrasting texture and colour. And remember, to avoid bow-verload, limit yourself to just the one. Some things hold more potency in small dramatic doses, and the superhero bow is one of them.
[Shirt from Miss Sixty]