Nothing gets a man’s copulatory organ more aroused than the prospect of banging a girl whose dressed like him. For this reason alone “borrowed from the boys” trends have been a recurring theme on The Man Repeller since its establishment last April. From boyfriend jeans to brogues to Wall Street wear and then to the temple topper, I’ve almost exhausted every aspect of the trend. Today though, we pay homage to woman-wood in the form of the newest–and coincidentally my favorite–borrowed from the boys trend: the bow tie. Cue the Lady Bowner.
In this trend-spotting piece, instead of drawing inspiration from the street style blogs that act as confirmation re: women forfeiting their L2Fs (Licenses to Fuck) for fashion, today we also look to passed runways, editorials, ads and some trendy celebrities for juice.
Starting on the catwalk, behold:
Editorials: Abbey Lee put forward her best put-your-bowner-around-me pose for Dazed Magazine while donning the neck piece.
In a Marie Claire spread about mens clothes for women, ties were a favorite accessory for a vast majority of the photos.
On to another lucrative shade of red, that pesky carpet: Celebrity trendsetters include Alexa Chung. Whether she be slammin’ and glammin’ in sugar candy-inspired frocks…
And from the red carpet to the streets of London, Vanessa Jackman perfectly captured this pretty Pete wearing a bow tie or more accurately a neck tie in an updated, more casual manner.
Because really, who needs a collar anyway?
A disclaimer about this outfit: It is supposed to portray a bow tie’s uncanny ability to turn even a man-getting outfit into one of the man-repelling persuasion. And while I bought the blouse thinking it may induce bikini wax urgency, it has so far been dubbed “more fucked up than your other shit.” (That’s a direct quote.) What do you crazy culottes think?
I once tweeted, “if I’m a man repeller because of fashion, you’re a woman repeller because of finance.”
…I’d like to alter that statement though. Because if you’re the type of financier that often has to wear bow ties, I’ll toterly tuck your disability under the rug for the sake of my neck. That said, a special thank you goes out to my dad for being bold enough to wear velvet bow ties on a regular basis.
Will you rock the bow tie?