Category Archives: How To Wear

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).

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Product of the Week: China Print Lonsdale Top

This week we are loving china pattern, so our product of the week goes to this fabulous Lonsdale Top in a stunning china print fabric! This made to order top is a versatile wardrobe must-have because it’s both casual and dressy. Style it with jeans and a pair of Birkenstocks or sliders and you’re ready for a casual Sunday lunch at the local pub. Team it with tight-fitting skinnies and some bright court heels and you’re ready to hit the bars.

china pattern top

China pattern fabric is a look that will never go out of style; that’s why we love it so much. This classic print is not only timeless but it’s actually a very rare find. As much as you may see it in interior design, it’s not often something you come across in fashion. Which is why we just had to make this Ladbroke China Pattern Top our product focus for the week!

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This gorgeous top has a slightly boxy cut which means that it’s super flattering for any size or shape, and the simple round neckline and 3/4 sleeves give this top a fuss-free transitional look, perfect for carrying your wardrobe from summer into autumn.

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The top is also available in mid denim blue (pictured above) if the china pattern doesn’t work with your existing wardrobe. And as you can see, the Lonsdale design is perfect for styling with our beautiful range of detachable collars. The bow pictured above is our Tulle Lace Detachable Bow but you can browse our complete collection of ready to wear collars here.

If you have any questions about our made to order pieces, please do not hesitate to contact our design studio on

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3 Ways to Wear: The Elgin Sleeveless Jacket

Sleeveless jackets are super chic, and this year has seen a number of celebs and red carpet stars fall head over heels in love with the classic waistcoat look. Here at Dawson D Rose, we love sleeveless jackets because they are so versatile; it’s really worth the investment if you’re looking for a transitional wardrobe staple that gives you a lot of wear throughout the seasons.

The sleeveless element makes it perfect for spring/summer but you can also layer up for colder days. Here we take a closer look at one of our beautiful designs, the Elgin Sleeveless Jacket (£95.00 made to order) in a stunning royal blue.

For some SS15 wardrobe inspiration, take a look at our ‘3 Ways to Wear’ below. Here are 3 fabulous styles all created with our hero wardrobe piece; the elegant, the timeless and versatile Elgin Sleeveless Jacket…


blue sleeveless jacket

The first look features our royal blue Elgin Sleeveless Jacket with a closed lapel. The high neck effect is tres city chic, and teamed with oversized sunglasses the outfit is very slick and sexy. This is the ultimate power outfit, ideal for wearing to the office every day.


blue sleeveless jacket

Adding to the first look, this outfit features a statement belt. The upturned collar shows the beautiful under collar detail (which can be customised with the colour of your choice). Match the colour of your belt to your under collar leather or opt for a completely different shade to create even more depth to your #OOTD.


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You can also style the Elgin Sleeveless Jacket with the lapel open, creating more of a casual and classic look with your waistcoat. Here we’ve styled the sleeveless jacket with our amazing Horseprint Neckerchief, which is prefolded for complete ready-to-wear convenience. Teamed with this neckscarf, our Elgin sleeveless jacket looks wonderfully edgy yet it’s still classic enough for work, dinner or just casual weekends.

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How to Wear an Oversized Bow: Stephi LaReine

Blogger Stephi LaReine has such a cool, alternative sense of style and we just love her. She hits the nail on the head with retro looks and she has a natural affinity with both brights and neutrals. In her latest post, the gorgeous Stephi has successfully weaved a Dawson D Rose ready-to-wear oversized paisley bow into her ‘Styling the 70s’ #OOTD, an ensemble she has created as the fashion world looks ahead at AW15. It may be the height of summer here in the UK (and we’re loving the sun in Notting Hill!) but every self-respecting fashionista needs to be prepared for the season ahead.

And here, Stephi shows us how one of our RTW oversized bows can be the perfect transitional accessory; it looks just as great in a summer outfit as it does for an Autumnal outfit, so take a look at our full collection of bows and collars if you’re looking for an all-year round investment wardrobe must-have.  Here are Stephi’s fabulous photos below…

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(Img src: Stephi LaReine)

The 70s festival look has been prominent for SS15 and we think that Stephi has managed to capture this trend for the slightly colder season with the help of our beautiful oversized bow. The bow makes a great centre piece to the outfit and coordinates perfectly with the retro-look suede skirt. With Stephi’s vibrant hair and chic sunnies, the look has a fabulous modern twist.

Love this blogger’s 70s inspired look for AW15? Get the look and shop our huge paisley bow; it’s the perfect accessory to add drama to any outfit, any season.


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!

how to wear neckerchief ladies

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.

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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…

how to wear hacking jacket

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.

how to wear hacking jacket

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.

how to wear hacking jacket

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.

lace top roundneck

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.

lace detail top

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.

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The Classic White Shirt: How to Wear

The classic white shirt is an iconic jewel of the British fashion industry. Every girl should own one. And any girl (no matter size, shape or skintone) can look fabulous in one. The white shirt is timelessly beautiful in every way and best of all, it requires minimal styling. From the elegant Audrey Hepburn wearing it in the 50s and seductive siren Brigitte Bardot rocking it in the 60s to the one and only Kate Moss hotting up the Oxford Shirt in the 90s, this essential wardrobe must-have has transcended across the decades.

And let’s not forget that the talented Karl Largerfield once said that his favourite piece of clothing is the classic white shirt. We of course, completely agree. That’s why white shirts remain a core part of our made to measure collection.

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Our fabulous Colville Shirt is the latest SS15 addition to our Dawson D Rose made to measure range of women’s clothing. The beauty of this collarless round neck shirt is that it can be styled in so many ways. Here we’ve tied it to create a cropped effect and this works beautifully with high waist or low waist skirts and trousers. Buttoned down, this stunning shirt looks gloriously casual – and we think it’s very city chic.

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Another way to style the Colville Shirt is to wear it with one of our brand new sleeveless jackets for some super stylish layering. Here we’ve put the classic shirt with our gorgeous double breasted Chepstow Sleeveless Jacket – perfect for a warm spring day and ideal for after work drinks or dinner.


If you’re looking for a more classic look with a collar, our Ladbroke Shirt looks amazing in white. It’s a firm favourite within our collection and works in almost any wardrobe. Styled with our Horse Print Neckerchief (above), it looks simple yet edgy. Or styled with a vintage waistbelt (below), it can really accentuate the female figure.

ladbroke shirt with vintage accessories

If you’re yet to find the perfect classic white shirt, be sure to take a look at our latest Tops and Shirts Collection here at Dawson D Rose. The decades have been kind to this iconic wardrobe piece and we’re sure that this will never change.

DDR Team x

How to Wear Sleeveless Jackets: Olivia Palermo

Sleeveless jackets are slick, stylish and oh so timeless. It’s a chic, casual look that will never fade. And if you’re anything like the gorgeous Olivia Palermo, you’ll be obsessed with filling your wardrobe with new sleeveless designs in SS15. Here at Dawson D Rose, we’ve just launched our brand new sleeveless jackets collection and if you’re in need of some styling inspiration, take a look at Olivia Palermo’s recent outfits…


Our stunning sleeveless jackets come in a variety of colours but we’re totally crushing on Ms. Palermo’s gorgeous mustard number (top right). If you love the boxy waistcoat designs as seen above, make sure you take a look at our beautiful Elgin Sleeveless Jacket. We offer amazing colours – including an on trend mustard yellow – and we can also customise the Elgin with your choice of lining and under collar detail to make it completely one-of-a-kind.


For a more classic look, we would recommend our 80s tuxedo inspired Chepstow Sleeveless Jacket. We just love how Olivia styles her favourite double breasted waistcoat with leather trousers during the day and then a geometric print dress and heels at night. Sleeveless jackets are truly versatile and that’s why you will love our latest collection.

Shop our new collection of sleeveless jackets now and keep checking in on our blog for more style inspiration.

DDR Team x

Celebs Who Love Collars!

You might have guessed it; we’re rather obsessed with bows, bibs and collars here at Dawson D Rose. Someone once said that “friends don’t let friends leave the house without accessories” and we completely agree. Because no ensemble is complete without something fabulous to make you stand out. Here are 3 celebs who seem to love bows and collars almost as much as we do!

alexa chung sailor collar

1| Alexa Chung

The amazing Alexa is always fashioning a cute accessory of some sort. Her look is so fresh yet she follows the rules of the classics. We think her look is completely timeless. And she can’t seem to get enough of collared tops and dresses. If you want get the same look as Alexa, why not try on our Sailor Collar for size?

felicity jones peter pan collar

2| Felicity Jones

The Theory of Everything actress, Felicity Jones has such a wholesome English Rose look – and we adore her sense of style! This red carpet star is so effortless and she never fails to be the epitome of class and elegance with her every outfit. This fabulous Peter Pan collar draws attention to her flawlessly natural face, and you can copy her style with our Paisley Printed Peter Pan Collar.

zooey deschanel bow collar

3| Zooey Deschanel 

The world fell in love with quirky Zooey as soon as she hit our screens in New Girl. And with each episode, we fell in love with her colourful wardrobe. Never short of frills, bows, polka dots or cute collars, Zooey’s style is adorably kooky and vintage-inspired. Get her big bow look with our Oversized White Brocade Bow.

Shop our whole range of bows and collars here.