Bows have been a bridal staple for decades. But bridal designers are modernizing this traditional feminine accent in exciting ways.
Bows aren't just for little girls anymore. These feminine accents are for modern, couture bridal gowns. If you don't believe us, then take a look at this list. Modern bridal designers are loving bow accents right now. From multiple mini bow details, to oversized bow accents - they are presenting a timeless detail in new and contemporary ways.
01. Amsale: Little Bow Ball Gown
Amsale is bringing the drama with this first bow detailed bridal gown. This silk magnolia ball gown features a romantic fold-over sweetheart neckline and a dramatic line of delicate bow accents with crystal beading down the entire length of the back of the gown.
02. Honor: Sculptural Bow
Make a statement with this next bow detailed wedding gown from Honor. This silk taffeta one shoulder gown features a stunning clean design with an oversized sculptural bow detail for a dramatic finish.
03. Oscar de la Renta: Dramatic Bow Mermaid
This mermaid silhouetted bridal gown from Oscar de la Renta is all about drama. The thick fabric of this gown gives it a very structural feel. And the addition of the oversized bow at the back is sure to make a big entrance with ties that drape all the way down to the floor to create a unique train detail.
04. Honor: Gathered Satin Ribbons
This romantic silk organza bridal gown from Honor features the most the delicate gathered satin ribbons that accent the shoulders, waistline and hips of the gown. These unique ribbon accents give a contemporary feel to this effortless wedding style.
05. Reem Acra: Modern Statement Bridal
Ready to make a modern statement on your wedding day? Reem Acra has you covered with this next look. A chic strapless tulle gown that features dramatic contemporary text detailing and mini bow accents. Who is brave enough to pull off this look?
06. Justin Alexander: Black Bow Drama
We are just loving the contrast between the clean white of this gown and the black oversized bow detail. This stunning dropped waist ballgown features a clean white design with a soft satin bodice and layered tulle skirt. And as you walk down the aisle, everyone will be left breathless with the surprising oversized black bow detail at the back of the gown.
07. Berta: Luxe Glam
Berta bring us this next ultra glamorous bridal gown. This gown features head to toe glitter detailing and an abstract design. But the most dramatic feature of this gown is the bodice, which features a plunging neckline which is held together with 3 delicately beaded bows.
08. Half Penny London: Clean Contempoary
Our next bow accented bridal gown has a very clean and contemporary feel to it. This minimal bridal look features a fitted silhouette, thin straps, a side slit and off-the-shoulder sleeves with bow details.
09. Viktor Rolf: Bold Bow Ball Gown
This extravagant ball gown from Viktor Rolf is showing off the bow detail trend in a big way. This stunning Italian silk Mikado blend gown features beautiful floral embroidery, and an oversized bow accent at the back of the gown. We are loving the bow in the hair as well to really amp up the bow detailing on this bridal look.
10. Amsale: Feminine Column Gown
Beauty is in the simple details with this next bow accented bridal gown. This effortless matte crepe column gown features three shining charmeuse bands at the bodice that create three mini bows in the back of the gown. These details are simple and small, but they pop off of the sleek simplicity of the rest of the gown.
11. Rosie Assoulin: Modern Couture
Looking to make a modern, couture statement on your wedding day? Then look no further than this exciting gown from Rosie Assoulin. This look features a very untraditional split bodice style with a dropped waist skirt that has a bubble silhouette to it. And the entire look is accented with thin, mini bow details that add an exciting finish to the style.
12. Berta: Illusion Bow Drama
Berta has us in awe with this illusion mermaid gown. This gown has the most captivating barely-there bodice with its illusion neckline design. And the all over floral lace embroidery is delicate and lavish. And to make the plunging neckline pop even more, the look is finished with a soft bow accent that is front and center on the gown.
13. Viktor Rolf: Bow Elegance
Effortless elegance. This next bow detailed wedding gown from Viktor Rolf is absolutely stunning. A sophisticated mermaid cut gown which features a dramatic plunging open back which is further accented by the oversized bow detail at the lower back which drapes to the ground, forming a dramatic train.
14. Honor: Delicate Bow Belt
This next wedding gown from Honor has just one small bow detail. But it absolutely pops. Your eye is drawn to the beaded bow belt of this gown. And it adds such an innocent finish to this otherwise very contemporary bridal style.
15. Amsale: Delicate Back Bows
This next wedding gown from Amsale is absolutely breathtaking. A silk faille strapless column gown which features a voluminous scallop edge train. But our favorite detail has to be the adorable line of mini bow accents at the back of the bodice.
16. Viktor Rolf: Oversized Asymmetric Bow
This next wedding dress from Viktor Rolf features a unique oversized asymmetric bow detail like nothing else. The off-the-shoulder draped bodice turns into an asymmetric bow to create a uniquely captivating design.
17. Honor: Tiered Bows
This next bow detailed bridal gown from Honor is so unique and surprising. A chantilly lace tiered gown, which features delicate chiffon ruffles and floral lace trim with several delicate mini bow accents.
18. Viktor Rolf: Bow Accented Jumpsuit
Viktor Rolf is embracing the bow detail trend with this contemporary jumpsuit. A stunning wedding dress alternative - this jumpsuit style features dimensional floral accents and a large bow accent at the upper back which creates an elegant and dramatic train detail.By Kathryn Schrotenboer