It’s hard to believe that children once had no need for formal wear. These days, even little kids occupy important roles such as flower girls or page boys and ring bearers at weddings, or just get dressed up to the nines in a tuxedo or suit with a tiny bow tie for an adult celebration. Since the 1600s, when King Louis XIV of France is said to have tied a bow tie from his scarf as a good luck charm to protect himself, bow ties have found their place in fashion. Over the centuries, they have become a crisp and classy addition to any special occasion outfit. A simple pants and shirt combination instantly become more formal with the addition of a bow tie.
Formal and Fun Wear for Kids
Bow ties have become de rigueur for kids and are a great addition to a child’s special occasion outfit. From playful and patterned to formal and chic, there are a wide variety of colours, patterns and designs available to choose from. A playful, decorative bow tie can add a creative and light-hearted layer to a child’s outfit and is great for attending a friend’s birthday party. A classic, elegant bow tie prepares them for a more formal occasion, like a family wedding, and looks amazing with their suit.
Easy to Wear
The best bow tie style for kids is the elasticised neck band. Because they are pre-tied, there is no messing around trying to get the bow just right. And your child will not be able to pull the bow undone when you’re not looking. Dr Seuss knew kids so well when he famously commented, "You can’t dribble on bow ties." These easy-care neck bands can simply be slipped over the child’s head and you’re good to go.
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