Make it Marketplace: How to Tie a Bow Tie

Heading out this Christmas and wanting to dress to impress? Then you're going to need to master tying a bow tie because we're betting Bond doesn't use a clip on, and you won't have to either after following these instructions. Ready? 

Step 1: 

Lift up that collar and pop on your self-tie bow tie around your neck. Start with the end in your left hand hanging a few inches below the right. 

Step 2: 

Cross the longer end over the shorter and then pass it up through and loop it over.   

Step 3: 

Place the longer end out of the way over your shoulder and then form the front of the bow tie with the shorter end by folding it in half and holding it in place.

Step 4: 

Whilst keeping hold of the bow with your left hand, grab the longer end and loop it over the top. 

Step 5: 

Now place your right finger, pointing up, on the bottom half of the hanging end. Pass it up behind the front of the bow and poke through the hole at the back. 

Then it's time to neaten up, and you're set! Get your hands on a festive tie over at the Mrs Bow Tie boutique