DALLAS, May 17, 2009 / FW/ — This season stretches to recreate the connotation of bows into something playful yet chic, feminine rather than girly.

This fashion statement can be sassy or polished depending on how it is presented. 

Belt ties in a bow make a waistline have a little more attitude and attention. Bows can soften a harsh silhouette with the contrast of its sweet simplicity as seen in Mackage and Milly Collections.

Add a little innocence to an outfit; even a small bow can to the trick. Or, you can incorporate mystical attributes to your outfit by wearing an oversized bow if you are feeling a little quirky.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week