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TikTok: Have we had enough of the 2023 bow trend?

Has the TikTok bow trend gone too far?

Have we had enough of the 2023 bow trend on TikTok?

Tying up the TikTok trend

If you want your TikTok video to go viral, grab some pink ribbon and tie it around a random object — a roll of toilet paper, a houseplant, or even a kosher dill spear will do the trick. This odd trend has taken TikTok by storm, with users creatively incorporating bows into their videos in unexpected ways. From wrapping ribbons around a bowl of macaroni and cheese to adorning a glass of ice water with bows on the floating ice cubes, if you can name it, someone has probably tied a bow on it.

@partiallyrosie Feeling quite coquette tn #coquette #coquetteaesthetic #fyp ♬ original sound – ⭐️

Let’s journey back

This quirky trend is a reaction to the recent surge in popularity of bows in fashion and pop culture. Videos set to dreamy tunes, like Lana Del Rey’s “Let the Light In,” showcase various items transformed by the addition of bows. It’s a playful commentary on the coquette aesthetic — a style that embraces traditional femininity with a self-aware twist, described as hyper-feminine but not ditsy.

@trovlov It’s a coquette girly household 💝 #coquetteaesthetic #coquettecore #coquettegirl ♬ original sound – ⭐️

Inside joke

For many creators, the bow trend is a part of a large-scale inside joke. Some videos playfully delve into deeper meanings, with one creator interpreting melting ice cubes adorned with bows as a metaphor for society’s perception of feminine beauty. The act of tying bows on everyday objects might be a parody of the internet’s tendency to invent and circulate trends rapidly, as seen in the case of blueberry milk nails.

TikTok: Have we had enough of the 2023 bow trend?

Is this the end of the trend?

As bow videos flood TikTok, the question arises: does this trend mark the end of bows’ popularity? Users remain divided on the matter. While some see it as a humorous commentary on trends, others hope the popularity of bows endures, with some even getting bow tattoos in homage to the quirky trend. The bow frenzy continues to captivate and amuse TikTok users, making it a unique and unexpected trend in the ever-evolving world of social media.

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