Trend Watch: Bow Ties for the Ladies

Chic neck gear is no longer reserved for fancy gents. This season, make like Alexa Chung and Diane Kruger and incorporate the classic men's style into your evening wardrobe.

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It seems bow ties are no longer reserved for fancy men folk: lately, we've been spotting stylish ladies like Alexa Chung stepping out on the red carpet with chic neck gear. This week, Miss Chung wore this bow-tied ensemble to Chanel's couture presentation.
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Diane Kruger's take on a classic mens' tux included a button-down halter and dainty black bow tie.
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There was a variety of floppy, loosely-tied bow ties on the runway this season, but Dsquared presented full-blown menswear suiting for ladies (complete with pocket squares and satin-covered buttons).
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Alber Elbaz sent dozens of oversized bow ties down the runway for Lanvin's mega successful H&M collaboration.
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Moschino took a cue from the Wild Wild West with long, rodeo-style neck wear.
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Street style icon and Vogue Nippon editor Anna Dello Russo embraced the menswear-is-back trend by wearing bowties and suits throughout the menswear fashion weeks in Milan and Paris. Here, she rocks a laid-back tuxedo.
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At a party in Milan, she kicked the look up a notch, adding a white bow tie, shiny top hat, and aristocratic sash.
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Fashion risk-taker Rihanna has been known to rock the odd bow tie when it comes to fancy red carpet affairs.
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Chloe Sevigny is no stranger to the trend, here rocking a a long satin version over her sleek ivory jumpsuit.
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D&G's put an unusual spin on alpine ski patterns by pairing them with classic black bowties and their signature silk blouses.
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Gaultier's punk rock spring '11 presentation included a wild range of neck wear, including these metallic double-decker bow-ties.
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Jason Wu nodded to the conventional bow tie with the ultra-feminine, oversize bows at the necks of his his spring-collection blouses.
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Ready to up the ante on your neck wear collection? Billy Reid's handmade silk bow ties would instantly elevate any outfit.
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