Winter 2011 Fashion Trends: pussy bows

From the brief look we’ve had at winter 2011’s fashion trends, courtesy of Primark and River Island, one of the (many) thiings that’s stood out so far is the pussy bow. This is, of course, part of the 70s revival that’s hitting the fashion world this winter, and while pussy bows can always be found on the occasional item, next season we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of them. They’re on dresses. They’re on blouses. They’re on… well, they’re on dresses and blouses, but that’s more than enough to be getting along with, don’t you think?

Today, then, we want to know what you think of pussy bows.

On the plus side, they can be cute, sassy, and they do help add a touch of the “sexy, seventies secretary” to a standard shirt or dress.

On the minus side, however, the high neck, combined with the midi-length dresses these are often attached too, can also look fussy, prissy, and be very hard to pull off.

Some people will be able to pull this look off with panache, of course. Are you one of them? What do you think of pussy bows? Take a look at our gallery before you decide…

 

13 Comments

  • August 9, 2011

    Minka

    I actually really like them, but I feel that my round face and my double chin look absolutely horrifying with everything with high neckline. So, until I get fit – no pussy bows for me.

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  • August 9, 2011

    ioana

    i really like them on both blouses and dresses,but not the ones with high neck.They add a touch of elegance to an otherwise ordinary outfit.

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  • August 9, 2011

    Jeepster

    I’m excited that these are getting more popular, I’ve actually been looking around for clothes with pussy bows! Yay

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  • August 9, 2011

    Natalie M

    I really love the look for blouses….not so much for dresses. Too easy to look Lolita or kinderwhore (for those familiar with the grunge scene).

    If only I could find one in all over skull print, I’d be happy.

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  • August 9, 2011

    Arielle

    Not a fan. I found the small ones tolerable, but I have to admit, the word that comes to mind is fussy. So, I’ll leave them to other people to wear.

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  • August 9, 2011

    Ausra

    Love Love Love them!

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  • August 9, 2011

    Regia Repeller

    I am a little been afraid of this trend

    Will it make me look older? – I am 27-

    Mmm, maybe not if worn with skinny pants and super high heels, a lot of volume in my hair and a clutch

    ohh yes

    not afraid anymore !

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  • August 9, 2011

    Itzel

    I prefer the blouses but not the ones with the high neck, all the other ones look lovely and really like them. I think I’m going to go through my mum’s closet, maybe she has something there I can borrow. If it makes me look older I’ll be very pleased, I’m a teacher and apparently look the same age as my students 😛

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  • August 9, 2011

    Viper

    I love bows, but I don’t like pussy bows. They’re so droopy and sad-looking.

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  • August 10, 2011

    Skint in the City

    What I love most about pussy bow blouses is that because they were so popular in the seventies and eighties there are still tons to be found in secondhand and vintage stores, often with more interesting prints that today’s high street one. I’ll stick to blouses though – on dresses they’re just too Sunday school teacher for me.

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  • August 10, 2011

    Kerry

    I absolutely love pussybows on both blouses and dresses.

    In fact I never wear a blouse without one these days!

    I love how soft and romantic they look and they look absolutely spot on with a bright coloured pencil skirt. I’m currently trying to collect pussybow blouses in every colour I can find. No blue or red yet though! Must keep looking.

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  • August 10, 2011

    The Fashion Cat

    I love them!! I’m happy with their coming back… I think they’re quite classy 🙂

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  • October 31, 2011

    Rock Hyrax

    I wish this trend doesn’t last too long – I’m getting extra wrinkles from all the scowling I’m doing in clothes shops.

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