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pussy bow

A prominent bow on the collar of a woman's blouse. "Pussy bow" is short for "pussycat bow," alluding to a bow around the neck of a cat or kitten. I know you think you're super trendy, but pussy bows have actually been around for a long time.
See also: bow, pussy
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The Perfect Present - The Pussy Bow The pussy bow is a look that people often struggle to find a hair style to go with, get it wrong and you can feel like a secretary or old maid rather than the sexy siren you were going for.
The pussy bow blouse has been a favorite with high-end designers since the 1950s. Coco Chanel often wore one and Yves Saint Laurent made it sexy when he included them as part of his signature Le Smoking look. 
It was in the 1980s that the pussy bow blouse really came into its own.
The pussy bow blouse became a key part of her political image. 
The pussy bow look is massive for autumn and works with jeans for drinks with the girls or as a pretty alternative for work.
Yves retired in 2002 to much fanfare, hailed as an innovator of major trends such as the pussy bow blouse, the beatnik look, safari jackets and thigh-high boots.
I can't imagine standing at a bar and saying to my friend, "look at those two blokes, I'll have the one in the pussy bow blouse ..." Secondly, ponchos on men shouldn't be allowed, not outside Mexico or maybe a fancy dress tequila night.