Monthly Archives: December 2014

NYE Outfit Ideas: 3 Ways to Wear the White Brocade Bow

We’re sad that Christmas Day is now over – and from the team at Dawson D Rose HQ in Notting Hill, we hope you’ve all had a fabulous day. Before we know it, New Year’s Eve will be upon us so there’s no need to feel the post-party blue just yet…

If you still haven’t planned your New Year’s Eve party wardrobe, take a look at our ‘3 Ways to Wear’ for some fashion inspiration. We’ve taken our ever-popular white brocade bow and created three completely unique looks, perfect for any NYE bash.


NYE outfit ideas

Try a simple shirt dress with some killer over the knee boots for a seductively casual look. We’ve finished this outfit off with our show-stopping bow collar and a cute Michael Kors Jet Setter bag. So chic.



NYE outfit ideas

If you’re sick of dark winter shades, go for a wild pop of neon. Adding our white brocade bow collar softens the look and adds a lovely feminine edge. Finish off with some killer heels and you’re good to go.



NYE outfit ideas

Tulle is one of the most romantic fabrics around and we just couldn’t resist this princess style tulle midi skirt. We’ve styled it with a cropped mohair top and finished off with the oversized bow for added romance. Throw on some sparkly court shoes and you’ll be the Belle of the ball.

Browse our whole collars and bows collection and don’t forget to follow Dawson D Rose on Instagram for more outfit ideas!

Happy New Year to you all! x

How to Wear Paisley: Laura from Smile at Style

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Does anyone remember when paisley made a comeback? We certainly do. Fashion genius Jil Sander took to the runway with her leggy models back in SS12 and revived the traditional granddad print with vibrant colours and clean styling. But no matter how fashion-forward you are, paisley still isn’t the easiest print to style. That’s why we need influencers such as Laura Heitzman from Smile at Style to show us how…

We love how fashion blogger Laura has styled our Oversized Green Paisley Bow. In her recent post, she shows us how to style paisley with an everyday outfit.

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We love the contrasting colours; the deep olive green of our paisley bow against Laura’s lush maroon coat. With her fresh daytime makeup, we think she looks simply gorgeous!

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Teamed with over the knee boots, this look is complete. If you’re looking for a creative way of jazzing up a plain daytime look, be sure to check out our ready-to-wear bow collection. We also offer Laura’s olive paisley bow in a navy colour and we also have a pretty pointed collar featuring another paisley print.

Thanks Laura for showing us how to style paisley print in these fabulous images. You can see more over on her blog, Smile at Style. x


DDR Christmas Gift Guide: Presents for Her

It’s a wonderful time of year and London is starting to look incredibly Christmassy, wouldn’t you agree? But if you haven’t found what you’re looking for on our city high streets, take a look at our little gift guide.  Here are the three DDR must-have items this Christmas!


how to wear bow tie rihanna

The bow tie or bow collar is the perfect gift for a fashionista. For just £25.00, our bows are a superb present or stocking filler and your recipient will be delighted to know that hot celebrities such as Rihanna and Diane Kruger have already been rocking this trend for a while. It’s a timeless look with a bit of an edge.  SHOP ALL BOW TIES HERE.


how to wear tweed jacket

Our jackets are made to measure so be sure to contact us on to find out how long your jacket will take to be made and delivered. This stunning Ledbury Jacket is a one of a kind piece; pick your favourite fabric, choose your own lining and pocket detail too. As worn by Kate Moss, a tweed jacket is quintessentially British and a must for any patriotic wardrobe. SHOP ALL JACKETS ONLINE.



how to wear classic shirt

If the tweed jacket is out of your gift budget, take a look at this wonderful made to measure shirt, a classic white shirt that emulates the style of Solange Knowles and the eternally stylish Olivia Palermo. The Ladbroke Shirt comes in a number of shirt fabrics and you can also choose a contrast collar for an added edge. SHOP ALL SHIRTS AND TOPS.

Happy shopping and wishing everyone a very merry Christmas! x

Christmas Party Outfit Ideas: With DDR Bows

Christmas is almost upon us and no doubt you’ll all be preparing your office Christmas party outfits. If you’re yet to find the perfect dress, not to worry. Here at DDR, we’ve styled some fabulous outfits with our pretty bows and collars. Bringing AW14 designer inspiration and our detachable bows/collars together, we’ve created 3 catwalk-inspired looks for Christmas party perfection.

If you’re unsure of what to wear to your office Christmas party this year, take a look at our 3 wonderful outfit choices below.


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Bows were a huge concept on the Mcqueen runways of Paris Fashion Week, along with other detailing such as fur, feathers and intricate lace. To get the fairytale twist on your office Christmas outfit, add our oversized white brocade bow to a simple black dress.

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Outfit: Alexander Mcqueen mini dress with our White Brocade Bow (£25.00)



d and g inspiration

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The D&G catwalk for AW14 was all about empowering romance and the colour red. If you’ve got love on your mind this Christmas, dazzle with a cute red dress and finish off your glorious look with our heart print tulle collar.

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Outfit: Alexander Mcqueen mini dress with our Heart Tulle Bow (£25.00)



stella mccartney suits

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If your taste is more simple, take a leaf out of Stella’s book and opt for some sharp tailoring. It’s très fierce and perfect for hitting the party straight after work. You can add one of our cute bow ties to a simple shirt/skirt combo for that androgynous edge.

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Outfit: Stella Mccartney shirt and mini skirt with our Bow Print Dickie Bow (£25.00)

For more style inspiration, don’t forget to follow Dawson D Rose on Instagram. Or shop our full collection of dickie bows and collars on our website.