cottage lace bow tie.
Cottage Star Lace. Evocative of old mystery novels, an elegant touch in most settings, but of course nothing in our oeuvre is entirely innocent. Tatted lace stars, pinwheels, pizzelle lace, maybe the subversion is only implied to us, but we're picturing spiked tea and bitter almond chocolates. We'll let you ascribe your own meaning.
Original illustration derived from vintage lace doilies.