The beautiful bow blouse
A true Stenströms classic is the bow blouse. An elegant garment that you can wear for both the dinner parties, work, a lunch with your friends and finer events. It all depends on the fabric and styling. In these pictures we have illustrated two different bow blouses with the same cardigan, the patterned bow blouse is perfect for a day at work, and the silk one we love to wear at dinner parties or when going to a restaurant to celebrate. You can tie it in a classic bow, or you can make different tie, like the one we are showing on the silk bow blouse.
A short history of the bow blouse
It seems like it started in the 18th and 19th century when both men and women where spotted wearing necktie accessories that looked like a bow. Then in the 1830’s Louis Antoine Godey started a publication about fashion for women, he wanted to inform American women abut Parisian fashion, the magazine was called “Godey’s Lady’s Book”. In an issue form 1863 you can clearly see images of various designs of the necktie, with bows that are both short and long. The bow blouses were made popular by both Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent for the fashion as we know it today. As the style evolved from designer fashion to everyday wear, the look became a power-dressing staple. In the 1960s to 70s, as professional work opportunities developed for females, the question of what to wear arose.