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Bow & Drape: The Next Generation of Dress-Making

I don’t care what anyone else says, shopping is sometimes heartbreaking. Hear me out, fashionistas: haven’t you ever found a dress that you adored, but the neckline didn’t work with your body? That feeling of disappointment is enough to make you go home empty handed, have a good cry, and eat copious amounts of frozen yogurt. If only that dress had a scoop neck instead of a sweatheart bodice. Not only would you have that dress, and be a little more in debt, you’d receive compliments whenever you wore that magical dress. Well you can stop your sulking now because Bow & Drape, the hottest fashion startup, is here to help.



With Bow & Drape, you are your own designer. The e-commerce provides the basic silhouettes of numerous shirts, dresses, skirts, and pants while you personalize the details. Luckily, you don’t have to fret when it comes to the execution factor. Instead of having painful flashbacks to that time you tried sewing in your home economics class- I’m still traumatized-Bow & Drape creates the stellar ensemble for you. In fact, Sarah Parrot (a.k.a. a former contestant on NBC’s Fashion Star) is the head designer for company. Now you know that Bow & Drape means business. Though it all sounds too good to be true, I’m just getting started.


Now you must be wondering about the price. A bespoke ensemble must cost thousands of dollars, right? Wrong. All pieces from Bow & Drape’s winter collection start at less than $200. Since you’re customizing each piece to fit your sartorial needs, this price can be justified by even most frugal fashionista.


Even though the site doesn’t officially launch until the end of the month, get early access by signing up today. Or, if you really want to help the cause, donate some of your extra grocery money to Bow & Drape’s Kickstarter campaign. If fashion isn’t a good enough cause, I don’t know what is.



Kelsey is a senior at Boston University, studying Magazine Journalism  in the College of Communication. As a magazine junkie and fashion fanatic, she loves being a part of the Her Campus team! At BU, Kelsey is president of Ed2010 at Boston University.  She has interned for Time Out New York, Lucky, Anthropologie, and Marie Claire. Kelsey also has a fashion blog, The Trendologist, where she covers the latest trends, fashion shows, and red carpet reports. When she isn't busy, Kelsey loves hanging out with her friends and family, shopping, reading style blogs, going for a nice jog, listening to music, creating baked goods in the kitchen, watching movies, and eating tons of frozen yogurt and sushi! After graduation, Kelsey hopes to work as an editor for a fashion magazine. Follow Kelsey on Twitter and Instagram at @kmulvs and don't  forget to check out her "Catwalk to Campus" blog posts!