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The Pussy Bow
10.05.11
Disclaimer: this has most nothing to do with vaginas or Givenchy.

hat: Tibi

This installment of 1 Piece, 3 Ways takes a turn for the unusual because instead of previewing three different outfits highlighting one particular garment and asking: “are you repelled?” I’ll show you one outfit, and while you may or may not still most certainly be repelled, figure this more a tutorial than a collection of photos for you to look at. Last season the bow blouse started to make a quiet comeback and when I say comeback I mean way back from when Coco Chanel was still designing Chanel. I speculate the British decided to dub the bow blouse a “pussy bow” because no respectable American would do so, you know, outside the confines of Fantasy World on 6th Avenue. But enough about the pussy…bow, this is about how to wear it and whether or not you can successfully repel or conversely propel in said blouse, see below.

jacket: Rebecca Minkoff, blouse: Tory Burch, jeans: Goldsign, ponies: Christian Louboutin, bracelet: DANNIJO 

In version number one I stand inexplicably angry before you. As you can see, I’ve tied my burnt orange frayed pussy bow dropped, like a bolo. This version offers neck room and neck room offers a peek at the collarbone, and you know, collarbones are sometimes deemed sexy. If you ask me, I wouldn’t take the chance. You may as well just wear the bow untied and if it’s left untied, why is it there to begin? Am I right? As you can see, pussy bows really bring the philosopher out in a woman.

So we take it up a notch, literally and rid the prospect of collarbone exposure. I’m likely more giggly simply because of that. More women should unleash their inner-man and celebrate the unisex bow tie. You see what’s so great about this caliber of blouse is that it adds a feminine quirk to the prospective bow tie. I’m happy, you’re happy, our necks are warm. No one loses. Except, you know, maybe some silly Saturday night plans.

And last, a third way to tie your bow:

Your heads free game, kids.

Like a headband…but way more bunny rabbit chic. Sure it makes simple head gestures a bit harder to perform, but why should your neck have all the fun? Now tell me, which method will you be exercising in your effort to welcome the pussy…………bow?

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