At work yesterday, I was approached by a brazilian couple who needed help redecorating their home. They had the cutest little girl with them, about the age of six. She had a big hair bow in her hand and she kept trying to tell me something in portuguese but I couldn’t understand. Her father asked me if hair bows were in style here in America. I assured them that in fact, in the Gainesville area, they are [mostly among sorority girls for some reason]. As he laughed he informed me that in Brazil, it’s considered too old fashioned and that girls never wear them. So it made me wonder why girls well in their early 20s wear childish looking hair bows. Do they intend to look like cute toddlers? Or are they trying to relive their childhood? I’m intrigued.
I must say there are a few instances in which it does work. One example being the great Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2010 collection which featured colorful neon outfits paired with large hair bows. I happen to think Hannah Holman rocked that bow in the MJ ad.