A few tips for the lovers of boldly colored bow-ties – how to wear, how to match colors and how to avoid mistakes.
The traditional and most common bow-tie is black. If you are going on a visit for a special event, and you prefer a black bow tie to match your suit, you probably won’t be wrong. However, there have appeared recently bow-ties not only of various colors, but bow-ties in polka dots, checkered or with a pattern. Of course, such a bow-tie will make your visit less formal, but it needs a more versatile wardrobe.
Of course, you can’t wear a colorful bow-tie to some of the celebrations that require a strict dress code. For example, it would be strange if you wore a colorful bow to the Oscar awards ceremony or a concert where you played a solo on a musical instrument in front of a large audience. However, in some situations, a colorful bow-tie would be very appropriate. You can sometimes come in colorful bow-tie to the office at work. But remember that when choosing a colorful bow-tie, you need to pay attention how your bow-tie matches in color the rest of your outfit.
Here are a few tips for those who like to experiment:
You can wear a colorful bow tie with a shirt and jeans. Moreover, a red, pink, or even green bow-tie will look good with a crisp white shirt.
A motley or bright bow tie will be a good match to a light solid color shirt and a dark suit.
One color or finely patterned bow ties are a perfect fit for suits made of striped or plaid fabrics.
A solid color bow tie of plain shades fits well a multicolored suit and a striped or checkered shirt.
Wool solid color bow-ties can be boldly worn with plaid shirts and vice versa.
In general, your look should not be too colorful and garish. If your tie is quite colorful, let it be smoothed down by a solid color suit, if you’re wearing a motley suit, then let it be balanced by a plain bow-tie. And keep in mind the golden rule of matching the colors: your clothes should not have more than three matching shades!
In addition, not only good colors and quality fabric give an elegant look to any of your ties, but also a well-tied knot. And to tie a bow-tie beautifully is not as easy as it seems. You can see step by step diagrams on tying a bow-tie in “How to Tie a Tie” app for iOS and Android devices.