Belle Bow Boutique

I first came across Belle Bow Boutique a few years ago at the Clothes Show Live, and I think it is a seriously underrated brand.  Founded in 2010, the brand offers feminine clothes in dainty blues, greys and pastel pinks in delicate fabrics. The attention to detail on each piece is incredible: floral-embroidered ribbon stitched around waistbands, with tiny pearls adorned on top.  If pretty dresses are your thing, then Belle Bow is going to become a firm favourite for your wardrobe.

And it’s not just dresses that Belle Bow offer (although the two bestsellers are the Tia tiered dress and Skye shift dress, both of which I own and have worn frequently; with the Skye dress probably my favourite goto outfit in my wardrobe; it’s great to just throw on and take you from day to night).  Tops, cardigans and bags are on offer too, all adorned with thoughtful extras such as lace trims, heart-shaped buttons and leather bows.

Perhaps unusual for brands nowadays, Belle Bow doesn’t have much of an online presence. No twitter account and their Facebook page hasn’t been updated since 2010, which is a shame because if used properly it could give them so much more exposure.  But you can shop on their website, although only a selection of their collection is available on there.  The best way to check out the full offering of Belle Bow is to head down to their stalls either at Portobello Market on Saturday or Spitalfields on Sunday.

However, such difficulty of tracking down Belle Bow Boutique provides an air of mystery and there’s nothing wrong with exclusivity, right?  I’m not going to lie, whenever I wear one of my Belle Bow dresses someone always complements me on it, and I can guarantee that whenever I say it’s a ‘Belle Bow’ the complimentor is none the wiser.

To check out a selection of Belle Bow Boutique’s offerings, head to their website.

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About Elle Pollicott

Hi, I’m Elle and I’m a final year fashion marketing student at the University of Manchester. Having worked extensively within the fashion industry over the past few years, I now do a lot of copywriting in my current job, as well as for my own blog Girl Out on The Town, and now, for Gola’s ‘Born in Britain’ campaign, which I’m really excited about! Always obsessed with fashion, I remember attending many catwalk shows from a young age wishing I was up there, and have developed an addiction to shopping along the way– I love discovering unknown brands, both British and foreign – and now, I’ll get to share them with you! When I'm not shopping or searching for the latest trends, you'll either find me at ballet (my favourite outfit is probably a tutu and a pair of pointe shoes!) drinking cocktails, or learning Swedish. ''Why Swedish?' you're probably asking yourselves. Well, as cutting edge and cool as the British fashion industry may be (not forgetting the music, film and art scenes too!); I am a firm believer that it always good to try something new.

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