11/07/2013 16:03 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Beauty Trend: Bows

It's hard to put a finger on when it happened, but bows have become a bit of a thing.


The likes of Elle Fanning, Kerry Washington and Alexa Chung's BFF and all-round cool kid Tennessee Thomas have recently been accessorising with bow hair bands, in all shapes, sizes and shades.

Bows have just popped-up on the catwalk, too. At Jenny Packham's A/W 2013 show, low ponytails were loosely tied in pastel-coloured ribbons. The look was still feminine but in a grown-up, elegant way. Take note if you're thinking of trying the trend - this is how to wear a bow without looking like a 10 year-old girl.

Shop a few of our favourite statement bow accessories below: