Jennifer's Place Archive
I'm often asked where I've found the bows you see in
Adrienne's hair - she wears one almost every day!
Interestingly, I didn't even use hair accessories until she
was two . . . and I think I've been making up for lost time
ever since! And while I love bows because they are just
plain cute, they are also a necessity for keeping her hair
neat and out of her eyes.
2 inches to 4 1/2 inches
The first place you might check for bows is at your local
Wal-Mart. In the infant/toddler section you can usually find
a good selection of clippies and bows . . . the infant bows
are made with narrow ribbon and are about 2 inches wide.
(bottom bow in photo) In the girls department I found larger
bows in many colors - they are about 3 1/2 inches wide.
But the real fun begins when you shop for bows at the
countless boutiques you can find on-line. Many sellers have
stores on Ebay. There you'll find bows in every size, style
and color. There are many, many talented women out there
selling beautiful bows at reasonable prices! Many sites will
feature photos of babies and girls wearing bows so that you
can get an accurate idea of what size bow you prefer. Some
even monogram or personalize bows, which I love! You'll also
find made-to-match items . . . these are bows created to
coordinate with popular clothing lines from stores like
Bria in a 3 1/2 inch bow from
Cutie Pie Bowtique Bows
And don't forget the bowband option (see below), a fun and stylish way
to wear a big bow on your baby girl! I have found that
Adrienne, as a toddler with more hair, looks better with a
traditional headband with detachable bow.
For babies, toddlers and even little girls you probably want
to purchase bows attached to alligator clips. And remember,
it is both the width of the bow AND the width of the ribbon
used that determines the overall size.
Here are just a few on-line sources for you to consider:
Cutie Pie Bowtique Bows (do a store search for her on Ebay);
Abbe Designs (www.abbedesigns.com);
Blooming Bows (www.bloomingbows.com).
And don't forget to support any local children's boutiques
you may have in your area - that is where I've found many of
Adrienne's special bows. And when we travel, I always look
for a bow to add to our ever-growing collection!
Abbie in a bowband
from Blooming Bows