When it comes to neckwear, one item has seen a huge rise in popularity over recent years – the bow tie. Once seen as an item only for the most formal of affairs, recently the bow tie has burst back onto the fashion scene, offering a versatile and stylish way to smarten up any outfit.
A bow tie offers something a little different when it comes to your formal wear. Sure to make an impression, bow ties are daring, quirky, on-trend, and add an element of confidence to your ensemble.
A bow tie, however, can be intimidating. When should you wear it? What should you wear it with? Here at Ties R Us we’re discussing some of the best ways to style bow ties for various events, to help you work this stylish accessory into your wardrobe.
A bow tie is commonly worn for formal events. In particular, a black tie or white tie event – the most formal of dress codes – would call for a plain black or white bow tie, in a luxurious material such as silk or satin. For an added touch of class, opt for a bow tie and hanky set, such as the Plain Black Hand Made Mens Bow Tie and Handkerchief Set. Alongside a high quality, handmade satin bow tie, a matching satin pocket square offers the perfect way to complete your look.
For other formal affairs, a subtle coloured bow tie worn with a crisp white shirt and black, grey or navy suit is sure to make an impression.
For a semi-formal event you can get away with being a little more adventurous with your neckwear, shirt and suit combinations. Try working patterns into your look for a quirky yet smart twist. For a summer or outdoor event such as a wedding, a plaid suit or waistcoat combined with a spotted bow tie and suspenders creates a great stylish yet semi-formal look. This Champagne and White Polka Dot Bow Tie hits the nail on the head perfectly – the subtle colours alongside the quirky spotted design create the perfect combination of playful and smart.
For a casual event anything goes, so take full advantage of your creative freedom! There are a number of ways bow ties can be worked in with casual outfits – try with jeans and a casual waistcoat or blazer, or pair a bow tie with a v-neck jumper or cardigan for a relaxed yet smart look. Choose from a range of bold colours and patterns – this Red and White Polka Dot Bow Tie is perfect for making a bold and stylish statement.