2023’s Daintiest Design Trend Arrived Just in Time for the Holidays

On plates, pillows, and more.

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Even if you hardly glanced at the Spring 2024 runways this fall, there’s one trend that’s been impossible not to notice: ladylike, over-the-top, straight-out-of-childhood bows. From the floor-length satin bow bags in Sandy Liang’s show to the “ribbon eyeliner” decorating the models at Simone Rocha’s, the innocent yet coquettish theme has us wanting to raid the nearest crafts store. 

Spring collections aside, we think the holidays are a perfect time to hop on this trend—and there are more ways to try it out than getting dressed in the morning. Tabletop brand Sprezz just released a collaboration with of-the-moment design firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero, known for its whimsical, sometimes Surrealist aesthetic. In addition to glassware adorned with astrological symbols, it includes plate sets patterned with painted bows. 

If you’re searching for more bow-spiration, Gohar World’s site is home to a mother-of-pearl knife carved in the shape. And if you’re looking to bring the style home with minimal investment, try tying a thin ribbon around stemware. You’ll get all the festive fun for merely pennies.

Shop the Look

Gohar World Bow Knife

At first glance, I thought this was a hair clip. But no, it’s a mother-of-pearl knife carved as a bow. For soft cheese, jam, or whatever your heart desires, it adds a little sweetness to a spread.

Bow Knife, Gohar World


Urban Outfitters Gold Bow Tree Topper

There are few occasions where an over-the-top poufy golden bow is appropriate, and Christmas is one of them.

Gold Bow Tree Topper, Urban Outiftters


Sandy Liang Ribbon Runner

Ribbons were all over Sandy Liang’s runway, but she also designed a runner rug with the motif. It’s 100% wool, providing a soft, luxurious surface to step on.

Ribbon Runner, Sandy Liang


Sprezz x Charlap Hyman & Herrero Ribbon Dessert Plates

“We loved the idea of each of the ribbons appearing as if they had been blown across a table and landed perfectly on each plate,” says collaborator Adam Charlap. Inspired by botanical illustrations from the 17th and early-18th centuries, they’re both timeless and on trend.

Ribbon Dessert Plates (Set of 4), Sprezz


Ribbon Dinner Plates (Set of 4), Sprezz


Toast Organic Cotton Pajama Stripe Housewife Pillowcase

Bow closures add a touch of sweetness to Toast’s pillowcases, but the menswear-inspired stripe keeps them from looking overly cutesy. Made from 100% cotton, they’ll get softer with every wash.

Organic Cotton Pajama Stripe Housewife Pillowcase, Toast


Eny Lee Parker x Lulu and Georgia Solana Chaise Sectional Sofa

There were a ton of standout pieces in Eny Lee Parker’s collaboration with Lulu and Georgia, but the Solana sectional took the cake. Structured bolsters are tied with bows, bringing that unexpected flair that Parker is known for.

Solana Chaise Sectional Sofa, Lulu and Georgia


Sophie Lou Jacobsen Squiggle Pitcher

Even though it’s stainless steel, the handle of Sophie Lou Jacobsen’s pitcher possesses the same delicate curves as a ribbon. If you’re not in the market for a new vessel, she also designed a matching tray.

Squiggle Pitcher, Sophie Lou Jacobsen


IAAI White Bow Vase

At first glance this may look like a typical armed vase, but the handles actually create the shape of a bow tie. Just imagine how cute it would look with a bouquet of flowers.

White Bow Vase, IAAI


Caitlin Wilson Noelle Bow Pillow

Oversize bows make this pillow unapologetically girly; perfect for jazzing up a simple armchair or bed. It’s 100% woven silk with a subtle zipper at the bottom.

Noelle Bow Pillow in Lilac, Caitlin Wilson


Lisa Says Gah Cece Turtleneck

We’d love this chunky, oversize sweater even if it were plain, but the bow takes it to the next level, making it a staple for festive holiday parties.

Cece Turtleneck, Lisa Says Gah


Simone Rocha Bow Acrylic Clutch

If a bow and a marshmallow had a baby, it would look a lot like Simone Rocha’s acrylic clutch. Its ivory pearlescent finish and removable shoulder strap can easily take you from day to evening.

Bow Acrylic Clutch, Simone Rocha


Meri Meri Multicolored Bow Taper Candles

We’ve been seeing tons of striped and braided taper candles, but this is a first. Almost too precious to actually burn, they’d make for a fabulous host gift.

Multicolored Bow Taper Candles (Set of 2), Meri Meri


Urban Outfitters Lacy Bows Shower Curtain

Bring whimsical bows to your bathroom with a printed shower curtain. In addition to the pattern, the curtain hangs from delicate ribbons that tie the look together (pun intended).

Lacy Bows Shower Curtain, Urban Outfitters


Baggu x Sandy Liang Mini Bow Bag

Sandy Liang brought her bows to Baggu with strap detailing. The buzzy collaboration sold out immediately the first time, but rest assured, you can actually shop it now.

Mini Bow Bag, Baggu


MacKenzie-Childs Marquee Bow Pillow Cover & Insert

If your sofa is in need of a graphic hit, look no further than this pillow. Shaped like a bow, the center is cinched with an embroidered and beaded band that adds texture.

Marquee Bow Pillow Cover & Insert, MacKenzie-Childs


Svenskt Tenn Hook Bow

We’re convinced that Swedish design brand Svenskt Tenn can do no wrong, and this bow hook is no exception. Install one by your front door, and guests are guaranteed to compliment you the moment they walk in and hang their coats.

Hook Bow, Svenskt Tenn



Julia Stevens

Contributing Editor

Julia Stevens is a Domino contributing editor. Basically, she’s a professional online shopper. She started at Domino as an intern and spent almost seven years in the style department curating products for our gift guides, trend roundups, and product reviews and on set styling the beautiful homes we get to share. Off hours, you can find her scouting New York’s newest design shops and restyling her shelves