Monthly Archives: May 2015

How to Wear a Neckerchief / Tie a Neckscarf

Neckscarves and neckerchiefs are awesome. But we know that it’s not the most accessible look when it comes to neckwear and accessories. The cute Peter Pan collar appeals to any self-confessed girlie girl. And the oversized bow is ideal for bold dressers who love a bit of drama in their outfits. But the neckerchief? Now this isn’t a look that every girl is familiar with…

But here we show you how to tie a basic neckscarf or what to style it with for everyday wear. Read on for tips on how to wear one of our fabulous neckerchief pieces.

horseprint necktieOur neckerchief comes in two amazing styles; a fabulous horseprint for something a little bit on the quirky side, or a dark navy denim-effect which can be teamed with almost anything!

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Both styles can be worn in two different ways, giving you a versatile scarf to create a range of wardrobe looks depending on mood or occasion. Tie it at the back and wear in a bib style for a cowgirl-esque look or tie it to the side for a 50s, 60s or 70s vintage inspired look.

For more inspiration on how to style a neckscarf like our pretty horseprint scarf, take a look at these shots from our previous year’s photoshoot (more over on our Lookbook). Model Hannah Owen rocks this look with a simple white shirt (shop our classic Ladbroke Shirt), dark plum lipstick, and an edgy fringe.

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So whether you’re edgy and alternative or you’re looking for a more conservative look for everyday work attire, absolutely anything is possible with our neckerchief designs. Both the Horseprint Neckscarf and Navy Neckscarf here at Dawson D Rose are made pre-folded and ready to wear. So minimal folding is required with our neckscarves – it doesn’t get easier than that.

Love our neckerchief designs? Shop our full collars / bows collection for more ready to wear accessories.

DDR Team x

Celeb Style Steal: The Sleeveless Jacket

We recently blogged about the ever elegant Olivia Palermo and her love of sleeveless jackets. She is without a doubt one of the biggest fans of this gorgeous trend this season. But we believe that the sleeveless jacket look is much more than a fashion trend; it’s a classic look that will work with your wardrobe staples, season after season. Because true style never fades. And our Sleeveless Jackets collection here at Dawson D Rose is designed to give you versatility for any weather or occasion.

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As well as the beautiful Olivia Palermo, other celebrities to have indulged in the chic, laid-back look of the daytime sleeveless jacket include Victoria Beckham; who has been spotted wearing every colour of her sleeveless jacket collection! Our boxy Elgin Jacket comes in a glorious Burnt Orange fabric (made to order) which is perfect for spring/summer and has the same soft, unstructured and flowing movement of Victoria’s favourite waistcoat number. Our boxy design is perfect for any body shape and is ultra flattering when worn with a pair of skinny jeans.

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And then we have the red carpet stars who have turned their sleeveless jackets into something spectacular for the evening affair. A simple sleeveless jacket buttoned up over a mini dress gives you a simple yet striking look…

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Pretty Little Liars actress Shay Mitchell (isn’t she stunning?) and style maven Solange Knowles (she’s too fabulous for words) have both rocked their sleeveless jackets as a waistcoat dress and we bow down to their inspirational outfits – we love them!

If you love this season’s waistcoat trend, be sure to shop our brand new SS15 Sleeveless Jackets online. Each piece is made to measure so you can select the perfect size, perfect fabric and even all the finer features such as the under-collar detail.

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Choose a simple leather or a pretty paisley print to complement your collar – and style your jacket with the collar up or down depending on your chosen ensemble. To find out more about our made to measure jackets and sleeveless waistcoats, browse our online shop or contact our design team on

DDR Team x


How to Wear: The Westbourne Jacket

Our classic Westbourne Jacket is incredibly effortless. Worn with a simple jeans and top combo, it requires little to no styling at all. Designed to be a simple, show-stopping piece, it can transform an ordinary every day outfit in seconds.

But sometimes it’s nice to add a little je ne sais quoi, and there are so many ways you can coordinate and accessorise to make your classic single button jacket stand out. Here, our stunning model Iki Norgren shows us a fabulous #OOTD which incorporates vintage inspired accessories with ripped jeans and a basic tee. Take some inspiration from the gorgeous Iki on how to wear a classic ladies jacket…

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Our Westbourne Jacket is designed with jetted pockets and a flattering waistline. You can choose your own fabric colour / print and even customise the little details such as the lining colour, undercollar colour and pocket leather colour. The jacket pictured here, as worn by Iki, fuses together the warmth of camel coloured leather with an understated check tweed fabric. This is a very slick and elegant design; and it also brings together some beautiful textures for added depth.

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Styled with a funky headscarf and oversized sunnies, this outfit has a whole new edge to it; turning a classic look into something much more alternative. What’s even more fantastic is that the Westbourne Jacket can be worn with the collar up or down, depending on your personal style or just the way your mood falls on that particular day. It looks extremely smart when buttoned up or can be styled gently over the shoulders for a more casual ambience.

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As you can see pictured above, what lies beneath is a plain jeans and t-shirt combo, so our fabulous Westbourne can complement the simplest of ensembles. Adding a classic ladies jacket like this one to your everyday wardrobe can give you a chic British edge. It’s so Notting Hill dahling and that’s what we love about it.

If you love this look too, don’t forget to shop our entire Women’s Jackets range, including our brand new Sleeveless Jackets for SS15.

DDR Team x

Lace is More: How to Work Lace for SS15

Lace is one of the most beautiful, delicate fabrics in fashion. From the intricate detailing of a wedding dress to the elegant inserts in an evening gown, lace is one of the most luxurious features in any girl’s wardrobe. The devil’s in the detail when it comes to designing quality garments; that’s why our Dawson D Rose collection is always finished off with the most glorious design features and fabulous detailing, such as lace. And if you love lace as much as we do, take a look at our gorgeous Lonsdale Lace Top. It may be delicate in appearance, but the beauty of lace speaks volumes.

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Designed with a simple roundneck and an effortless A-line shape, this lace top is perfect for an everyday casual outfit. Worn with jeans, it’s the ultimate Saturday afternoon ensemble or a great way to look different for work. To cultivate more drama, you can even add one of our super stylish bows or collars. However you choose to wear it, the Lonsdale Lace Top is a must-have wardrobe piece for SS15 and we think the lace just screams “summer”.

As seen on the SS15 catwalks of Roberto Cavalli, Dolce and Gabbana, Bora Aksu and other high-fashion designers, lace is one of 2015’s most desirable looks. From the ‘sports lace’ look to more feminine creations, there are so many styles to be tried and tested with lace this season.

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But our Lonsdale Top is inspired by much more than what’s hot this season. Catwalks are just a small influence of what we do here at Dawson D Rose. Our collection always takes inspiration from true classics (style that never dies) so you can be sure that this top will be on point season after season. The cut and effortless style of this cropped Lonsdale Top gives the fabulous lace detail a whole new dimension too; extremely versatile, this top can be styled up or down depending on your mood. With 3/4 length sleeves and an A-line fit, it’s simple yet intricate all at the same time.

Shop our Lonsdale Top now or see our full collection of made-to-measure tops and shirts.

DDR Team x

We Love: The Classic Denim Shirt

We recently discussed our (and Karl Lagerfield’s) all-time favourite item of clothing; the classic white shirt. This week, we’re focused on another true classic; the denim shirt. Whilst there’s an element of understated glamour and sex appeal to a woman’s white shirt, there’s something much more wholesome about rocking a denim one. It’s fun, it’s tomboyish, and it’s casual to the core.

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But here at Dawson D Rose, we know that casual doesn’t have to mean ordinary or boring. No, quite the opposite. Our take on casual can be just as sexy, just as glam. Photographed above is our beautiful Ladbroke Shirt in Denim and it’s been designed with a slimline silhouette to flatter your figure and a cute wing collar to add a bit of edge; this is a considered and contemporary take on an old classic. And our ready-to-wear bows, ties and collars collection is also the perfect way to make your shirt even more unique. Take a look at how you can style a denim shirt with Dawson D Rose accessories…

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The tie can be interpreted in a number of ways. It can look smart and perfect for work, funky and edgy, or it be a cute twist on the high-fashion androgynous look. Everyone wears it differently and that’s what we love about our women’s neckties.

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Or for something more theatrical, our oversized paisley bows (available in olive green or green/navy) can transform your look from tomboy to tomcat. It’s a seriously bold and feisty take on the classic female bow, giving your look so much more flair and just that little touch of flamboyance.

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We also have a whole range of smaller, more understated bows and detachable collars which can add a new dimension to your classic denim shirt.  Our peter pan or sailor collars are cute and feminine whilst our bow ties offer a more alternative look.  And of course, there’s always just the simple leave-it-alone approach because why mess with perfection…..

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Our Denim Ladbroke Shirt looks incredible on its own. Wear with white washed denim, black skinnies or cigarette pants for a simple yet beautiful look. Barely there makeup and a messy ponytail will finish off your outfit perfectly. Now if this doesn’t scream ‘weekend’, we’re not sure what does…

DDR Team x