Category Archives: Custom Made Jackets

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.

womens sleeveless jackets

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…

sleeveless jackets ss15

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.

design your own jacket

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


SS15 Sneak Peek: New Sleeveless Jacket Coming Soon!

womens waistcoat

We have exciting news. The DDR designer has been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a brand new product for SS15; a new sleeveless jacket available in two fabulous styles!  The chic waistcoat trend has certainly been making a comeback in recent years. From the fur gilets of the high street to the reworked denim waistcoats of vintage fashion, sleeveless is all the rage.

But we’re not followers of fashion at Dawson D Rose. We prefer to work with the classics…

sleeveless jacket design womens

This sketch was the birth of our Elgin Sleeveless Jacket (available in March). Available in one sleek, flattering length, Elgin is beautiful and elegant. This is a boxy style long waistcoast with simple lines and is bang on trend for 2015. As with everything else at DDR, it is customisable with your chosen fabric and collar lining and is available in sizes S/M/L.

womens long waistcoat purple

womens long waistcoat purple

As well as our new Elgin women’s waistcoat design, we also have the new Chepstow Sleeveless Jacket (available in March). This classic buttoned design comes in two different jacket lengths; short and long, both fully customisable with jacket fabric and collar lining.

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Keep checking in on our online shop for these fabulous sleeveless jackets. Or see what styles we have available in our current jacket range.

DDR Team 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