Brave the Bows: 12 Ways to Wear Them

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Brave the Bows: 12 Ways to Wear Them
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Whether it be a simple bow in one's hair, on a dress, a bangle, or bows on your shoes; bows are always in the spotlight when it comes to feminine fashion. This style can easily be adapted into one’s daily wear and is a celeb trend that anyone can try with success.

Bows in Hair
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Bows in Hair

Shenae Grimes displays a classic use of an American Apparel oversized bow. With a feminine and young look, this bow also keeps her hair off her face. Look fresh, flirty and sophisticated when you wear neutral colored bows -- brights would be too Minnie Mouse.

Bows in the Back
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Bows in the Back

No questions asked, we loved Stacy Keibler’s red, fitted Valentino dress that she wore at the 2012 Golden Globes. This gorgeous gown showed off her curves and had a back-flattering bow tie. The large red bow added just the right touch of fun to this formal number. To get this look, find party dresses or blouses with a large bow back -- a cute addition to any spring or summer outfit.

Bows on Shoes
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Bows on Shoes

An easy and chic way to incorporate bows into your wardrobe is on your shoes, whether it's on sandals or high heels. Ariel Winter wore these Charlotte Olympia black pumps at the 2012 Golden Globes. The small bows on the front of each shoe are pretty in a subtle way that looks ladylike a la "Mad Men."

Bows on Tights
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Bows on Tights

When it gets cold you don’t have to shy away from bows at all. Sarah Knappig showed us her ultra flirty style sense at the 1Live Krone Awards in 2011. These polka dot tights have the perfect finishing touch with a bow at the top of the pattern. Find trendy tights like Knappig's and you'll wish it was winter all year long.

Bows at Work
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Bows at Work

No one ever said bows can’t be in the workplace. Kathy Griffin is the perfect example at the “Hollywood Reporter's Power 100: Women In Entertainment Breakfast." With a bow tied on her shirt, as well as bows on her shoes she looks poised and sophisticated. Try a loosely tied bow on a sheer blouse, it will offer many styling options and go from day to night depending on how you tie it.

Bows in Braids
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Bows in Braids

Bella Thorne added the finishing touch to her loose braid at the Premiere of DreamWorks Pictures' "Real Steel" with a thin black bow. The bow at the end of her braid adds a feminine touch to her outfit. This is perhaps the easiest way to wear this trend. Have fun with bows in your hair by playing with pretty colors and ribbon textures.

Bow as Bracelet
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Bow as Bracelet

Melissa Joan Hart wore this gold Kate Spade bangle on the red carpet at the Premiere of Walt Disney Studios' "The Lion King 3D" in 2011. An oversized bangle, especially with a bow, adds a trendy spin on any outfit. If you can't find a bangle that works just right, buy some stiff gold ribbon and tie one on!

Bows on Headbands
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Bows on Headbands

Ariana Grande looks adorable with a peach bow headband holding her hair back at a radio appearance at “SiriusXM” in 2011. With a simple tank top and minimal accessories the focus is put on her natural beauty. Can't find the ideal bow-adorned headband? Simply tie one on your headband yourself in a matching color.

Bows on Shorts
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Bows on Shorts

Silvia Alonso looked causal and chic at the "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2" Premiere. With a bright shirt, simple black gladiator sandals, paired with a pair of light pink bow shorts, she looks fresh and age-appropriate in this ensemble. Have fun with cute bow prints and mix things up with bright colored separates.

Bows on Bags
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Bows on Bags

Spanish flamenco singer Nina Pastori showed off a bow clutch at the "Haiti es Real" Charity Gala Dinner in 2011. This stylish clutch adds a pop of color and incorporates a bow in a less confrontational way. You can find a variety of clutches with bows on them at vintage stores to get your own bow-tiful purse.

Bows on Rings
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Bows on Rings

Actress Andrea Bogart sported a bow ring at the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards Cocktail Reception for the nominees. If you are looking to add a stylish touch, grab a bow ring to add a chic measure to any outfit. If you can't afford to buy a new ring, make one from metallic ribbon or tie one on your favorite silver band. DIY is always a do!

Bright Bows
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Bright Bows

Gisele Bundchen adds a pop of color to her Oscar de la Renta gown with a bright pink bow belt at the 2011 AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman. Not only does this belt add a pop of color but it also accentuates her figure even more drawing emphasis on her waistline.

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