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You heard it here first wedding bows are back! Big ones, small ones, and everything in between. Whether they adorn your wedding dressbridal shoes, or hair accessories, we're here for them!


Front Wedding Bows

Jesus Peiro seems to be leading the way when it comes to adding wedding bows to the front of their bridal designs. Classic silhouettes, with structured bows, you can't go wrong. Saskia wore hers to her wildflower wedding in Surrey and looked like a princess.

Back Wedding Bows

If you're familiar with 80s wedding fashion you'll know no bridal gown was complete without a big bow on the back. We love that this trend has been revisited, albeit with a slightly more modern twist. The surge in registry office weddings due to Covid-19 has seen more brides embracing short wedding dresses, but the addition of long trailing veils and bows!

Shoulder Wedding Bows

I love nothing more than seeing a sleeveless wedding dress finished with a shoulder bow. Delicate chiffon bows skimming the shoulders or an elegantly structured bow grazing the shoulder. And for those who like to go big or go home, Recommended supplier, Sally Bean Couture, has designed many a gown, in lilac and ivory featuring statement shoulder bows.

Ribbon Wedding Bows

Being able to tie your own bow gives you the opportunity to keep your loops and ribbon the same length or opt for a longer trailing ribbon. Either way, you control the style and tightness ensuring you have maximum comfort and personalisation on how it looks. We love this cross over design where the ribbon is so long it reaches the floor.

Headpiece Wedding Bows

We're not one to shy away from a wedding hair accessory. Be that a bridal crown, hair vine or headband. We say clip them in, pop them on your head and stand tall. In fact, the bigger the better like this giant bow headband.

Veil Wedding Bows

There are a lot more styles than you think when it comes to wedding veils. So many in fact we've put together an ultimate guide to wedding veils. (You're welcome.) Bow wedding veils are so hot off the press they haven't even made it onto our guide yet. But, our talented Recommended Accessories supplier, Rebecca Anne Designs, is ahead of the game and has featured two of her stylish designs in editorial shoots we've shared. We can't get enough!

Shoe Wedding Bows

I'm not going to lie, I absolutely love it when a bride wears killer wedding shoes and you see them peeping under her wedding dress as she walks. Especially if they are in a statement orange or gold. We're seeing more bows added to the heels and ankle straps of shoes too, which look great with short and midi length dresses. And, what's perfect about all of the bow wedding shoes featured below, they are all so stylish you can wear them on your wedding day and beyond. 

Bridal Party Wedding Bows

Wedding bows aren't just for the bride, they look great worn by your bridal party too. Keep them big and puffy like this entourage of flower girls, or in a contrasting fabric like this bridesmaid in a pink chiffon dress. And, bow ties aren't just for balls and black-tie events. Lots more grooms and groomsmen are choosing bow ties over, cravats and traditional ties. We've seen wooden bow tiesmetal bow ties, and floral. The possibilities are endless.


We often see wedding trends come and go, but we think with all this inspiration and variety, wedding bows are here to stay. Search our Recommended supplier directory now for lots of bridal designers and boutiques ready to make all your wedding bow dreams come true.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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