Now that Thanksgiving is over and it’s December, it’s officially holiday party season! I love holiday parties, I love dresses, I love bows, and I love interesting backs. So, adding all of these things together for this post! I love the idea of dressing up a back- why should fashion be limited to just the front of a woman’s outfit? Dressing up the back is unexpected and fun, and gives partygoers a view from all angles. Plus, I personally find backs to be gorgeous. I am girly at heart, so I have also always loved bows. One of my female colleagues in consulting was told she shouldn’t wear bows because they made her seem more feminine. However, not all bows are feminine. Depending on the tie, knot, and shape, bows can be more masculine and sophisticated (see: Club Monaco dress’s bow below). I’ve rounded up five of my favorite bow-back dresses below. Two of the dresses below are from preppy designer Kate Spade. Naturally, when I think of bows, I think of the bow-queen Kate Spade.