How to Tie a Bow Tie

Brief Description of a Bow Tie

A bow tie is suitable for formal or high-class occasions such as weddings, balls, etc. However, it is more difficult to tie a bow tie than a long necktie. More practices are needed to get a proper shape.

Instructions for Tying a Bow Tie

The instructions for tying a bow tie are shown below. We assume that you are right-handed in the following instructions. The figures below are mirror images. They are what you will see if you stand in front of a mirror.

1. Change the length of the bow tie if needed. A longer length is needed if you want a larger bow.

2. At the beginning, one end of the bow tie should be longer than the other by a few inches. The longer end should be on your right side.

3. Cross the longer end over the other end.

4. Bring the longer end underneath the shorter end and then bring it out from the center.

5. Fold the shorter end horizontally.

6. Place the longer end over the shorter end.

7. Fold the longer end horizontally.

8. Insert the longer end through the loop at the back of the shorter end. Pull both ends gently to tighten the knot.

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