A bow tie is a suave and chic accessory, and knowing how to wear a bow tie is essential if you want to make your outfit pop! It should always be worn with a tuxedo, and even though wearing one might seem easy, here are a few pointers to make sure you don't make any mistakes.
To wear a bow tie, you will need
- A tuxedo shirt
- A mirror
- A bow tie
- Your tuxedo shirt should be properly prepared before wearing your bow tie. Make sure it is properly ironed and pressed, including the collar and sleeves. If you are unsure how to do this yourself, send it to your local dry-cleaner. Remember that the collar of your tuxedo shirt is especially important, as it should be stiff, smooth, and wrinkle free.
- Once your shirt is properly prepared, put it on, buttoning up all the buttons. Tuck it inside your pants.
- Now pull your tuxedo shirt collars up, and put on your bow tie. Pull the collar down. Make sure that the bow tie is correctly tied. If you don't know how to tie your own bow tie, you can always just buy a pre-tied one from a local clothes shop. Make sure the bow tie isn't broader than your neck, and doesn't extend past the collar of your tuxedo shirt.
- Now align your bow tie, making sure it is perfectly centered on your shirt. It shouldn't dangle down your chest, but should be slightly tight. Stand in front of the mirror, and make adjustments to the fit until you are satisfied.