What's the difference between a bow tie and a tie?

Bow Tie:
Bow ties are mainly used for formal occasions to match with dresses, especially for dance parties, etc., and are worn on more grand occasions. For example, white-collar flowers are only used to wear tuxedos; small black-collar flowers are used to wear small dresses and dress variants, but the effect of wearing a bow tie in business situations is not flattering. Generally speaking, people who wear bow ties are considered to be irresponsible and even give the impression of a bleak future, so some experienced lawyers will not wear bow ties before jury.

The tie is mostly used in business occasions and needs to be worn when working.
Ties do not have so many requirements and can be worn every day. Better ties are generally longer, with a standard length of 55-66 inches. Take a tie that fits you well, measure its length, and be sure to use it as a reference size when buying a new tie. The width of the tie is also important. For a specific suit, there is no fixed and precise calculation method that can be used to determine the appropriate width of the tie. Nevertheless, the width of the tie should basically be the same as the width of the lapel of a suit. Currently, the standard width of a tie is 4-4.5 inches at the widest end.

Summarized as follows:
1. Different occasions: ties can be worn on informal occasions, but bow ties are not suitable. Ties are mostly used in office situations, business negotiations, and formal banquets. Bow tie pairs are used for official dinners, charity dinners, awards ceremonies, and large-scale cultural events.
2. Different matching: Bow ties are mainly used to match with dresses.