A Visual Guide To Black Tie Attire For Beaus by Bows-N-Ties

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Thanks to the Bows-N-Ties Team for this fun and inventive post!

Attire For Beaus and that's simplicity + tradition + personal taste = Perfection. We have created a visual guide for you to follow, guaranteeing you to look chic, coiffed and nothing like the wait staff. Dressing for black tie requires a tuxedo, a dress shirt, a bow tie, a pocket square, cuff links and patent leather formal shoes.

The trick is to choose accessories that convey your personal taste without eclipsing the classic style of the tuxedo. And accessories are our specialty. We recommend opting for a formal ribbed self tie bow tie rather than a satin finished black bow tie. The subtle texture makes a world of difference and everyone else will covet your originality. Purchase a few white pocket squares and have them monogrammed with your initials, catch phrase or something uniquely you. Cufflinks complete the look and allow for the most room for expression. It's tradition to wear gold cufflinks but that doesn't mean you can't get creative with the designs. Always find a way to personalize your black tie attire in one way or another.

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Tuxedo Shirt


Ribbed Bow Tie

Pocket Square

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A Little Bliss Belle Holiday Outfit Inspiration


Now that we have decadently dined ourselves through Thanksgiving and given our credit cards a nice little

work out on black Friday, it is time to start looking ahead to all the holiday parties dotting our social agenda in the coming month!

 Here is a little black tie appropriate holiday party inspiration to get you in the spirit!




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1. Issa Jadeite dress- the color of this dress is picture perfect for the holidays and the simple silhouette is to die for!

2. We love the vintage yet glamorous feel of these Lulu Frost for J. Crew earrings.

3. This chic little Christian Louboutin purse was made to be taken to a holiday party- it's even tied with a luxe velet bow on top!

4. We are swooning over these modern Nicholas Kirkwood gold bow slingbacks.


Ballet Babes


Give those feet of yours a rest with these fun, flirty flats! While we are a huge fan of the summer wedge and the classic pump, we like to step out in the occasional ballet flat as we run around the city. Nothing can conquer Michigan Avenue like a comfy and stylish flat, your feet will thank us!


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1. Zara, $69.90 // 2. J. Crew, $148 // 3. J.Crew, $138 // 4. J.Crew, $135 // 5. J.Crew, $250 // 6. Kate Spade, $225 // 7.  Lucky Brand, $59 // 8. Zara, $89.90

We will take one of each, please!


Take a Sneak Peak!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We recently had a photo shoot for our new ad that will be out soon! With all the changes happening at Bliss we needed to throw Katie Kozlowski, our newest senior weddings consultant, into the mix and show everyone what we are all about! Besides, who doesn't love an afternoon of shoes, glitter, cake and champagne? We can't thank Cindy, from Fandl Photography, enough for spending the day with us photographing all our silly antics and costume changes! The delicious pink ombre cake was done by our friends at Alliance Bakery and Cafe, and was delightful until the very last piece (what swimsuit season?)! And our very own, Kara Superfine, used her fabulous floral background to create the gorgeous hot pink bouquet that we are still dying over!

Here's a sneak peak of what will be published soon in bridal magazines galore. We hope you enjoy!




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Soul to Sole

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We are exuding our inner Carrie Bradhsaw with this post… Hide a glimpse of glamour, sparkle and elegance under your gown with this extraordinary list of bridal shoe designers. We all are familiar with the famous red sole of Louboutins and the extreme perfections of other like designers, Jimmy, Vera and Badgley to name a few.  If you are as shoe crazy as we are, this is one wedding splurge that is a must! Shoes are a great way to make a statement on your big day.  We promise that these beauts will have you dancing all night long! [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image="11417" img_size="full"][vc_column_text]

1. Jimmy Choo / 2. Miu Miu / 3. Badgley Mischka / 4. Christian Louboutin / 5. Badgley Mischka / 6. Vera Wang Lavender Label

You can always get creative! Add a personal touch like your new name, wedding date or signatures of your bridal party. They can be your something blue, match your groom’s socks or can show your personality through some wonderful and playful Hunter Boots or Toms! Makes for fun pictures and memories…

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