Ribbons and Bows

The ribbon-and-bow motif is a fashion trend rather than a kitschy holiday hook. From proper bows to ribbons of gemstones to—at the trend’s most fundamental core—thread-like precious metals, it’s no surprise that this motif is very much of the moment, thanks to fashion’s taste for all things feminine. Bows and ribbons are, after all, one of the first symbols of femininity for many women—think pink ribbons in baby-fine hair atop a toddler’s head. The popularity of drop, dangle, and otherwise hanging silhouettes make ribbons an obvious inspiration for design.