International Bow Day | August 19
(Last Updated On: November 8, 2022)
International Bow Day | August 19
International Bow Day | August 19


On August 19, International Bow Day recognizes the accessory that has been changing fashion for centuries – bows! Adding accessories makes just about any look so much better.


During the 18th century, men primarily wore bows. However, as fashion trends changed, women began to wear the accessory, too. They chose a variety of fabrics, styles, sizes to compliment their wardrobe. Throughout the generations, bows continue to maintain their fashion power. While they never went out of style, designs and place dictated the fashion trends.

On International Bow Day, celebrate your style with bows. Whether you chose to where them in your hair on as a clothing accessory, there’s something for everyone!


Whether you’re adding to your style or reinventing it, be sure to accent it with a bow! While wearing your favorite bow accessories, use #InternationalBowDay and #itsatclaires to share on social media.

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Claire’s founded International Bow Day to celebrate and share the versatile, lasting global trends of the bow. Claire’s has a full range of bow accessories for girls no matter what their style! Customers can find bow themed products in almost every category carried by Claire’s.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared International Bow Day to be observed annually beginning in 2017.

About Claire’s:

Claire’s® is seen as one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for young women, teens, tweens, and kids. Our goal is to be the emporium of choice for all girls (in age or attitude) across the world. We deliver this by offering a range of innovative, fun, and affordable products and services catering to all of her activities, as she grows up. Whenever and wherever Claire’s becomes a “Girl’s Best Friend” and her favorite shopping destination! Our broad and dynamic selection of merchandise is unique, and over 90% of our products are proprietary.

As of January 31, 2017, Claire’s® had a presence in 49 countries through the 2,414 company-operated Claire’s® stores in North America and Europe, 933 concession store-in-stores and 584 franchised stores in numerous other geographies, namely the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, Central and South America, and South Africa.


Q. Can people with short hair wear bows?
A. Yes! Small bows on bobby pins and barrettes add a bit of style to bobs, pixies, tom, and pageboy cuts. Another way to wear a hair bow with short hair is by tying a light fabric to a headband.

Q. Are hair bows only for children?
A. No. Adults and children alike can wear a bow in their hair. Bows come in many styles allowing for looks that are professional, elegant, practical, and whimsical depending on your mood.

Q. What other accessories do people wear in their hair?
A. Barrettes, combs, ribbons, clips, gemstones, bobby pins, flowers, bands, bandanas, scarves.


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