Hair bows for the little ones.
During winter days a lot of us prefer wearing a hat even if it makes hair styling almost impossible. Others prefer to wear a hat also in summer, for protection. Anyway, some hats can make your appearance more characteristic. It can show you more sporty or more elegant depending on the type of the hat you choose. Beside hats, there are other things to bring some colour into boring days. These are hair accessories. It’s not a really new thing. They had their special role throughout the history, too. Different types of accessories from various materials were to show social class, age or even religiousness. And not only for women. From the quiet wide range of such products, I write about hair bows for little ones in this post, hair accessories for kids. Hair bows were very popular for both genders in the past. Now they’re mainly worn by little girls.
Hair bows are mainly worn by pretty little girls now, but it wasn’t like this in the past. It was really popular among both genders in the 17th and 18th century. In Europe it was worn also by kings and court members. Popularity continued in the 19th century but the 20th century was already a little different. Hair bows needed a break of a few decades before coming back again from around 1940. Of course, there is some practical line in using hair bows, but it’s mainly about adornment. Maybe that’s the reason of losing its popularity among adult ones. Now we try to live a practical life, to arrange all the necessary things, do our best at work and try to be a good parent and wife. Maybe in this rushing life we are not open to see the beauty and fun of life.
Are hair bows only for little girls?
We’ve grown up and try to see things as they are. And hair bows don’t seem to fit grey weekdays and not adult appearance, we may say, hair accessories are for kids. I’ve heard too many times to grow up and stop doing (wearing) childish things. Maybe you, too. Well, I still like the women who are brave enough to wear hair bows. But now let’s get back to hair bows for the little ones.
New point of views
Some may say, how unfair it is to dress a little girl in girlish clothes with girlish accessories, just like hair bows. Some people think, it will show the child only the importance of the outfit, and force her to follow society’s expectations. Without exploring her gender. As far as I see, as long as it can bring some joy into the little (or adult) hearts, it’s a good thing to wear it. I’m always happy to see that children are still able to dream and believe.
Anyway, a little girl doesn’t like a girlish hair bow because of the society. Maybe she doesn’t even know exactly what society is. Hair accessories for kids are for fun. Fun for them. If she loves hair bows and likes to wear them, it’s probably an honest behaviour. And why should one say no when she would like to explore herself this way, with hair bows for the little ones?
I’m sure we all have experienced that hair is vulnerable in general. A child’s hair is even more sensitive. That’s why it’s important to choose hair accessories especially for children. Handmade hair bows are also available on the market. Some are really large and very impressive in different colours. They fit many outfits, and you can find ones to be made of safety materials, no harm to baby’s skin.