Category Archives: Sleeveless Jackets

#OOTD: A Paisley Print Explosion

Today we have a very exciting #OOTD for you. We’ve teamed together two of our favourite designs to create a show-stopping Friday outfit. This gorgeous little ensemble isn’t shy with prints and it’s the perfect outfit to carry you into the weekend.

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Styling our fabulous Ladbroke Contrast Trim Shirt (with paisley collar detail) with a matching purple sleeveless jacket, this #OOTD just screams confidence in every way. The Ladbroke Shirt is a quirky take on the classic white shirt which we all know and love – but with a twist for that added edge. Simply style with culottes and brogues for the office, or team with skinny jeans and heels for a seamless day-to-night transition.

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The beautiful shirt in this outfit features a purple paisley undercollar, lapel and cuff trim.  But you can customise the Ladbroke Shirt online and choose your own unique trim design.  Every piece is made to order so you will be investing in a one of a kind piece that doesn’t emulate the high street. And our pieces are designed to last through the seasons.

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Together with our gorgeous Elgin Sleeveless Coat, this outfit has a double print explosion and the colours are just to die for. If you love our Elgin sleeveless design, you can design your own sleeveless jacket online with Dawson D Rose; choose your own jacket fabric, lining and undercollar leather detail.

The collar can be worn up or down so you can create some wonderfully versatile looks. A made to order Dawson D Rose sleeveless coat is the ultimate SS15/AW15 wardrobe must-have and it will help you build the perfect capsule wardrobe for all seasons.

DDR Team x

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…


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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.


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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.

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

DDR Sleeveless Jackets Now Available to Order

Last week saw the first day of spring and here in London’s Portobello, we’re starting see the first signs of bloom with the colourful flower stalls popping up at the market. And just in time comes our brand new SS15 sleeveless jackets collection to see the new season in!

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It’s been an exciting build-up for those of you who saw our preview; we had a fantastic response to our made-to-measure sleeveless jackets range during our latest event in collaboration with Kensington Mums. So we’re completely thrilled to announce that you can now you can order our sleeveless jackets online through the Dawson D Rose website!

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Both the Chepstow Sleeveless Jacket (above) and the Elgin Sleeveless Jacket (below) are available in a range of colours to suit your style, your vibe or your mood. And both jackets can be customised with your own choice of fabric or under-collar / pocket detail for complete personalisation.

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The fabulous under-collar detail or pocket lining detail will make your one-off Dawson D Rose designer piece completely unique to you. So you can guarantee that no-one else will be rocking the same outfit as you when you walk down the streets of London, or anywhere else in the UK. For more inspiration on how to style your sleeveless jacket, see our latest fashion lookbook. Or shop our sleeveless collection here.

We really hope you adore our new SS15 range as much as we do. And don’t forget to share it with anyone who might love them too.

DDR Team x

DDR SS15 Photoshoot: Behind the Scenes

We recently had our SS15 photoshoot and what a successful day it was! We took to the streets of Kensington and the Notting Hill area to capture the brand new collection landing online at DDR very soon.  Our beautiful model, Ikí Lynn Norgren rocked every single look and we can’t wait to show you the final lookbook. For now, here are some fantastic sneak peek images that we took behind the scenes.


Shot by the talented Rosaline Shahnavaz, our photoshoot manages to capture the carefree yet well-cut shapes of our brand new sleeveless jackets. Inspired by waistcoats and sleeveless designs from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, our exciting new collection is perfect for spring/summer when it’s warm enough to swap your jacket for a sleeveless number instead.

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SS15 catwalks in London, Paris and Milan all served a nod to this retro look and celebs such as Olivia Palermo, Shay Mitchell, Solange Knowles and Victoria Beckham have all been sporting the sleeveless jacket in recent months.

Our new collection here at Dawson D Rose includes the Chepstow Jacket, a classically stylish waistcoat style sleeveless jacket and the Elgin Jacket which is a boxy design with sleek lines and a contemporary feel. Both sleeveless jacket designs can be customised with your own choice of fabric and under collar detail, just like our current jackets collection.

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We also shot some more of our fabulous ready-to-wear collars and new images will be added to our online shop very soon. Keep checking in and follow us on Twitter for the latest new product announcements.

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Thank you to Rosaline and Ikí for a fantastic shoot – we’re now very excited to share our gorgeous sleeveless jackets with the rest of the world.

DDR Team x