Category Archives: Bows and Collars

Bow Tie Bloggers: More Women Who Look Hot in Bow Ties

Last week, we posted the celebrity edit of hot, inspirational women wearing the bow tie trend and rocking the androgynous look (see more here). This week, our focus is on fashion bloggers who are also nailing this style. Here at Dawson D Rose, we believe that life is too short to wear boring accessories which is why we always love adding a cute detachable collar or sweet bowtie to our shirts and t-shirts. You can view our most up to date collection online.

If you’re unsure of how to work the androgynous look, take some inspiration from these fabulous bloggers. Whether you go for slicked back hair with jeans and a blazer or a more feminine approach avec heels and a clutch bag, the bow tie is truly versatile…

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(Above: blogger Catherine from Not Dressed As Lamb)


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(Above: blogger Carlina from Allergic to Vanilla)


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(Above: blogger Miranda from Style Gallivanter)


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(Above: blogger Jelena from Diotima Blog)


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(Above: street style image taken from Fashion Cadet Blog)

Love the bow tie look? If you’re loving all these bowtie ensembles, make sure you check out our gorgeous Diamond Shaped Bow Tie (£25.00) or our Navy Straight Shaped Bow Tie (£25.00). We’d love to see how you style your bowtie too so make sure you Tweet us or Instagram us your #OOTD pics.

DDR Team x

Bow Ties Aren’t Just for Men: Female Celebs Who Look Hot in Bow Ties

We know that androgynous style isn’t always so easy to pull off. And we know that our pretty tulle bow is probably the most tempting piece to buy if you’re a self-confessed ‘girly’ girl. But the tomboy look isn’t as inaccessible as some of you may think. Here we have a nice collection of female celebs rocking their boyish bow ties; and guess what? Not all of them are the typical tomboys you would expect!

Here are some of our favourite female stars looking hot in bow ties…

alexa chung bow tie

Alexa Chung is best known for her effortless fashion sense. She’s a modern vintage vixen, which is why we love her so much; because everything here at Dawson D Rose is inspired by timeless vintage style. In this cute bow tie, she brings together femininity and androgyny for a look that every girl can see themselves in. Get the Alexa Chung bowtie look with our cute Straight Shaped Bow Tie (£25.00).

Angelina Jolie bow tie

If anyone’s got that hot tomboy charm nailed, it’s gotta be Angelina Jolie. She’s just as alluring in a floor length red carpet gown as she is in her Tomb Raider khaki gear. No matter what this woman wears, she rocks it. Here she teams up with husband Brad Pitt for the sexy tuxedo look. Pull off the tux and tie look with one of our stunning Floral Neck Ties (£25.00).

diane kruger bow tie

If you want the perfect example of feminine fox turned tomboy, Diane Kruger is your lady. As one of the most beautiful female stars to have graced our screens and as one of the most demure ladies of our time, it sure does make us happy seeing her embrace the tomboyish bow tie. Not once, but twice! If you want to rock a Diane Kruger style bowtie, take a look at our adorable and chic Diamond Bow Tie (£25.00).

kourtney kardashian bow tie

Kourtney Kardashian, like the rest of her sisters, is undoubtedly a ‘girly’ girl. She loves high heels, makeup, designer handbags and gorgeous dresses. But this cute little ensemble keeps her totally covered up with an understated and boyish appeal; we think it’s so incredibly sexy. Combine a slick tailored jacket, a classic white shirt and some neck bow detail to recreate Kourtney’s party-ready style. Get the look with our made-to-order White Ladbroke Shirt (£90.00) and ready-to-wear Paisley Print Neck Tie (£25.00).

DDR Team x

How to Wear Stripes: Kate-Louise Styles Our Brocade Collar

We totally love blogger Kate-Louise’s alternative style so we’re so pleased that she decided to style our white brocade collar in this super chic #OOTD. Detachable collars great little pieces to own because they can be styled with almost anything in your wardrobe. The versatility of detachable collars makes them the perfect accessory to revive a tired wardrobe (at a fraction of the cost) and we love how Kate-Louise has styled up a simple t-shirt dress with our brocade detachable collar. It’s so chic.

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detachable collar white

Breton stripes are a fashion staple in every wardrobe and this simple t-shirt dress is a summer favourite; the great thing about it is that it can be styled summer after summer. Stripes will always have a place. Because true classics never really tire. Styled with nautical summer sandals, a snazzy clutch and headpiece with our detachable collar, this outfit has transformed a basic tee into something transitional for day-to-night.

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Our detachable white brocade collar really brings out a whole new dimension in this stripy number and we think it’s perfect for office attire, dinner with friends, a hot date, or after-work cocktails. So very versatile.

So if you’ve been wondering how to style nautical stripes this summer, we think Kate-Louise has nailed it. Her #OOTD is the guide to wearing stripes like a pro. We love it!  You can see more about this outfit on the Kate-Louise fashion blog.

DDR Team x

SS15 Trends: Floral Print

There are so many trends we’re loving this spring/summer but one of our favourites is the fabulous floral trend. We know that floral prints are a springtime given, coming back year after year in some way, shape or form. But according to the likes of Vogue, florals in SS15 is all about bringing back the sass. So when it comes to pulling out those old floral print dresses from last year, make sure you get ready to match, clash and accessorise to create something completely new and edgy.

SS15 floral print trend

Catwalk designers such as Simone Rocha, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton and Michael Kors have all showcased some fabulous florals on the SS15 runways – and we’re thrilled to see this classic look get reborn in this year’s hottest trends. Whether you opt for bold, bright prints, some 3D or neon action, vintage-inspired ditzy florals clashed with metallics, or colours that are more sinister and enigmatic, there are so many ways you can make your spring/summer florals stand out this season.


Don’t go full floral this summer; instead add a touch of the floral trend with one of our fab accessories. Our flower print pointed collar is the perfect SS15 accessory to jazz up any outfit. Team with an everyday shirt or go for a contemporary, bold look by teaming with a slogan sweater.

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Floral doesn’t always have to = girly. If you love to mix feminine prints with boyish cuts, our floral neckties are ideal for your spring/summer wardrobe. Style your everyday shirts and tops with one of our floral print ties and rock the androgynous look for work. Or team your tie with ripped jeans and a vintage rucksack for ultimate tomboy style, perfect for festival season or just popping to the pub with your friends.

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If you want to rock this season’s most wanted trends, be sure to team up floral with denim or chambray. The two go together perfectly and pastel floral tones will be just perfect for the spring colour chart. Shop our floral collar and classic denim shirt now.


Love our stylish accessories? Shop our entire ready-to-wear bows and collars range and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

DDR Team x

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

Outfit Inspiration: Bloggers in Dawson D Rose

When it comes to style inspiration, we like to look to the streets of London. Here in the capital’s fabulous Notting Hill, amazing street style is everywhere; it’s all around us. If you don’t have time to visit our wonderful Portobello Road and Golborne Market every weekend, style blogs are a great way to browse different looks on your laptop, phone or tablet. Here at Dawson D Rose, we just love working with bloggers. And here is a HUGE thank you and shout-out to some stylish bloggers who have featured Dawson D Rose…


The gorgeous Marsha Campbell from Style of a London Tall Girl looks absolutely stunning in her ripped jeans, sweater and cape combo. Completing her look with a cute fedora and our floral print collar, we believe that she’s accessorised like a pro. Marsha, we bow down.


This is the super stylish Clare Astra Morris from Rainbows and Fairydust and she’s styled our oversized white brocade bow with a French inspired Breton stripe top and some ripped jeans. Photographed with a bunch of tulips, this look is both edgy and feminine. So simple, yet so chic.


We’re completely in love with this cute outfit styled by Laura from Smile at Style. She teams together our paisley bow collar with a contrasting mulberry coloured coat. We all know that the British weather is completely unpredictable, even in the summer – so this look is just perfect!


Holly Cassell from The Persephone Complex always looks smoking hot with her classic red lipstick and effortless red hair. Together with a simple black skater dress and our adorable peter pan collar, this outfit is understated and elegant. Shop our full collection of collars online.


This bright and colourful outfit features our oversized white brocade bow, as seen on the fashion blog, Fashion Blah. Teamed with a geometric shirt and purple midi skirt, this outfit is bursting with drama.


This is simplicity at its finest; the classic white shirt. Our Ladbroke Shirt or Colville Shirt are perfect for wearing with jeans and and messy hair bun, and here blogger Style Nylon wears our Ladbroke so effortlessly.


A refreshing take on everyday workwear; Sarah from She Was A Daytripper Blog shows us how a feature piece such as our paisley bib necklace can transform a simple knit top in an instant. The perfect way to add a little ‘je ne sais quoi‘ to your daily wardrobe.

A massive thank you to all the bloggers who have featured Dawson D Rose so far. And keep checking in on our blog for more blogger outfits.

DDR Team x

How to Wear Pointed Paisley Collar : She Was A Day Tripper

Bib necklaces and detachable collars are a great way of adding drama to a simple daytime outfit. And when we saw how Sarah from She Was A Day Tripper styled our Pointy Paisley Collar Necklace, we realised that workwear just got interesting!

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We think that Sarah has styled our Pointed Paisley Collar perfectly – don’t you agree? Combined with her neat slicked-back bun and her sophisticated makeup, Sarah has managed to turn what could have been an ordinary working day outfit into something of a stylish affair. And we applaud her fantastic efforts…

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With a classic red lip, simple daytime eye makeup and a neat hairstyle, this gorgeous look can be achieved with any shirt, sweater or cardigan. Our bows and collars can transform any basic top in your wardrobe and are ideal for the office.

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If you love the way that Sarah has styled our Detachable Paisley Collar Accessory, why not try it out for yourself? Shop our full range of bib necklaces, bows and collars online at Dawson D Rose.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Her | From Dawson D Rose

It’s almost here gentleman; the day of Saint Valentine is nearly upon us. And if you’ve landed on this post because you’re in search of the perfect present for the perfect woman, let us give you our top three recommendations.


bow bib necklace

This gorgeous heart print bib necklace features a giant tulle bow for the utmost romance and drama. Designed for the hopeless romantic or the girly girl, our heart print bow necklace is a must-have accessory.


bow tie necklace

We just love this funky/cute diamond shaped bow tie. It beats a girly necklace for the self-confessed tomboy. It’s adds an androgynous edge to an everyday outfit. And trust us, if she’s an alternative fashionista she’ll be so delighted you chose this.


floral bib necklace

Perfect for the vintage chick, our floral collar necklace is a modern take on a retro print. If you’re dating a forties vixen, a fifties pin-up or a sixties siren, this vintage-inspired collar necklace is the ultimate gift. She’ll be so surprised.

Our detachable bows / collars are all ready to order and you can shop the FULL collection here. If you have any questions, tweet us or contact our team on

Valentine’s Day Outfits: 3 Ways to Wear

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner now and it doesn’t matter if you’re happily married, just dating, or single and looking – we can all add a touch of romance into our wardrobes this February. Here we show you three ways to wear our fabulous heart print tulle bow with the passionate and romantic colour red.


red valentines outfit ideasStyle our cute heart print tulle bow with a dramatic red maxi for a romantic dinner. If you’re worried about over-dressing, choose a maxi dress made from an effortless jersey fabric. For a more formal affair or a super posh dinner, add killer heels and a clutch. For the final flourish, don’t leave home with your favourite Chanel lipstick.


red valentines outfit ideasStaying in and cooking a slap-up meal is just as romantic, and here we’ve put together a casual jeans and jumper combo with the beautiful addition of our romantic looking bow.  Transform any casual ensemble with our pretty bow collar and feel instantly more feminine.


red valentines outfit ideas

If you’re living the single life, be sure to turn heads in this all red outfit. A slinky dress can be teamed up with a blazer for instant class. And our adorable tulle bow gives you a soft kind of sophistication; one that will always get a second look.

Wishing you a fabulous Valentine’s Day! And for more outfit inspiration, visit our Instagram page.



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