Tips on How to Tie a Bow

Tops, blazers, and cardigans with belts are everywhere these days. I think the trend works really well for tall women when the belt falls at the correct place (which can be really hard to find). A well-placed belt or waistline of any kind helps create visual interest while creating a flattering silhouette.

But, tying a belt can be tricky. So, I figured I'd share a few tips on how to tie a bow (or loop).

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Don't center the loop or bow // This is probably my number one piece of advice and applies whether you're creating a loop or bow. Placing the knot to the left or right creates a more sophisticated look, especially when making a bow.

On the ME blazer, I usually tie a knot or bow on the left side since that's where the wrap closes.

Create a loop instead of a bow // The above is what I call a loop instead of a traditional bow. To create a loop, simply tie the belt once like you would in the first step of tying your shoes. Then, begin to repeat this step, but this time do not pull the top strand all the way through. Pull the top strand half way through, and tighten knot.

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Use the "bunny ears" method // If you want the look of a traditional bow, I recommend using the "bunny ears" method. Prepare your base knot, create two bunny ears, and complete by tying the bunny ears. I actually prefer my bows to sit  at a bit of an angle so I twist them once done to achieve that look.

Do you have any tips or tricks that you like to use? I'd love to hear them!

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All photos by Kivus & Camera except last photo is by Hannah Bjorndal Photography.


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