Bowties aren’t just for guys these days — stars like Janelle Monae prove that women, too, can do with a little extra neck accoutrement. And now bowties are coming in more than just staid stripes and checks — designers are incorporating a wealth of new styles and tricks (reversible, anyone?) to entice young stylistas into adopting an older style. We’ve found 10 perfect bowties that we think will work equally well on a man’s buttoned up shirt as on a woman’s frilly collar.
Left: Marwood Geometric Lace Bowtie, $165
Right: Countess Mara Bowtie, $45
Left: Barney’s Co-Op New York Dot Bow Tie, $60
Right: Social Primer Reversible Bow Tie, $65
Left: Knot Now Gingham Bowtie, $38
Right: Penguin Firecrest Plaid Bowtie, $45
Left: J. Press Indian Raw Silk Bowtie, $59.50
Right: In God We Trust Spring Bowtie, $60
Left: Ashton Michel Black Ribbon Bowtie, $150
Right: Morrison Reversible Cotton Bowtie, $55
Julie Gerstein writes about style and fashion for The Frisky, and you can follow her on Twitter at @havethehabit. She has a terrible shoe shopping problem.