Category Archives: Style Inspiration

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

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.

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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

DDR Team x


#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

The Most Stylish British Women: Celebs We Love

Even years after her passing, the beautiful and elegant Audrey Hepburn remains to be one of the (if not the) most stylish and influential female fashion icon. She was Britain’s sweetheart during Hollywood’s Golden Age, and we still worship her timeless fashion sense today. If we look at the likes of Kate Middleton, it’s obvious that the classic Hepburn style still permeates modern trends. She’ll always be remembered, idolized and adored by the public. But who else do we look up to when it comes to the red carpet? If you’re in need of some inspiration, here are some of the most stylish and effortless women in Britain today…


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Kate Moss definitely makes our ‘Most Stylish’ list. This British belle has been around for decades and still retains her mind-blowing natural beauty. She’s been an inspiration here at the DDR studio for her portrayal of the classic white shirt. And we love her for it. Classics never die; and that’s as true of Kate Moss as it is of the shirt.


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She may only be in her mid 20s, but this stunning actress has already carved an outstanding style reputation for herself. Her look is classy, chic and wonderfully simple. She has the whole French Parisian look nailed to perfection and works the classic red lip like a pro.


most stylish British female celebs

Thandie Newton is one of the sexiest Brits who has graced the red carpets of Hollywood. And she’s a woman who loves a classic LBD. She’s worked the paparazzi with countless little black numbers and we applaud her for it. She struts her stuff without flashing the flesh; truly a woman of elegance.


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She’s the woman of the moment in the music world. But unlike a lot of music stars these days, we think Jessie’s style has so much more longevity. She doesn’t bow down to trends; she sets her own and always looks fab.


most stylish British female celebs

It’s hard to escape the Emilia Clark hype when the whole world has gone crazy for Game of Thrones. If you haven’t been watching it, you may not know about Emilia Clarke’s alluring character, but we’re more interested in her off-screen sense of style.


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And of course, we can’t forget her royalty, Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge. If you admire clean and wholesome style, Kate’s the Queen of accessories and she never leaves home without the perfect clutch bag and heels combo.

For more style inspiration, take a look at our latest Dawson D Rose Lookbook.

DDR Team x


5 Summer Wardrobe Essentials You Just Have to Own

Building a capsule wardrobe isn’t as easy as it sounds. It’s something that so many stylists advise us to do; because building up some key staples will last you for the whole season, or maybe even the whole year. But capsule wardrobes can be something of a pipe dream if you don’t know what you’re doing. So here are 5 key wardrobe staples that will help you kickstart your ultimate 2015 capsule range. Take a look at 5 summer wardrobe essentials you just have to own.

The Sleeveless Jacket 


The sleeveless jacket has been a huge trend this year and many celebrities, from the likes of Olivia Palermo, Victoria Beckham, Cat Deeley, Cheryl Cole, Caroline Flack, Solange Knowles and Shay Mitchell to Kendall Jenner have all been spotted rocking the waistcoat in their summer wardrobes. The sleeveless jacket / waistcoat is the ultimate SS15 must-have and we have two beautiful designs in a range of stunning colours for you to choose from.

The Perfect Pair of Jeans 

It’s true; no woman can be without that perfect pair of jeans. No matter what shape, size or age you are, there is a pair of jeans for you out there somewhere. Some of us wait our whole lives before we find the one. But if you’ve been lucky, you might have come across your ultimate denim wardrobe piece already. Whether you love the skinnies, the boyfriend cut, the ‘mom’ cut, the tummy-flattering high waist, the youthful low rise, the vintage-inspired flares, the classic straight leg, the light wash, or the dark wash, jeans are an all year round must-have.

The Classic White Shirt


This is a little secret that not every woman knows about. But the classic white shirt is a capsule wardrobe essential; one that can be matched with anything and everything. We promise you that once you have that classic white shirt in your summer clobber capsule , you can team it with so many different items; a leather mini skirt, a long and floaty maxi, skinny jeans or tailored trousers, cords or 3/4 culottes, a skater skirt or a long pencil skirt, denim shorts or high waist leggings, a midi skirt or even ankle grazers. Want to shake things up a bit? Why not replace the classic white (like our Ladbroke) with a classic denim (Ladbroke Denim).

Summer Sandals 

Summer sandals are a shoe cupboard must-have and it’s one of the most versatile items of footwear you can own during the spring/summer season. They are perfect for daytime work outfits, casual Sundays, shopping trips down Portobello, a day out in the park with the kids, drinks at the pub with friends, summer festivals and holidays abroad. We all have that pair of go-to sandals, and they come in so many different styles and varieties that you’re bound to find a great pair to work with your whole wardrobe.

Statement Accessories 

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If you don’t have a huge range in your wardrobe, the easiest way to create enviable style versatility is to stock up on statement accessories. These accessories need to be bold, bright, daring and exciting enough to do all the talking for you. So when you’ve worn your favourite blouse for the second time this week, no-one will even be able to tell. Hats, statement necklaces, detachable bows or collars are a great way of transforming drab in to fab! Browse our full collection of amazing accessories.

DDR Team x


Summer Wardrobe Inspiration: Our Moodboards

Have you ever heard the saying, moodboards make the world go round? Well, they do. They do in the world of fashion. Because without them you can’t initiate ideas, you can’t inspire those around you, you can consolidate a concept, and you certainly can’t create a collection or organise a photoshoot. A moodboard is the air that we breathe here in fashion. And we’d love to share our latest inspiration boards with you.


vintage florals moodboardFlorals come back every spring/summer and we just love how the trend reinvents itself each year. We’ve been inspired by vintage look florals and there are so many ways to style the print; you don’t have to go for the ‘obvious’ look. For instance, check out our chic and slightly androgynous floral print ties; floral print with a serious edge.


classic white shirt moodboard

Whether it’s denim or a basic white one, the classic shirt has been around forever. Kate Moss turned it into a sexy wardrobe must-have in the 90s, Christy Turlington turned the look iconic with Calvin Klein, and Angelina Jolie got pulses racing when she wore Brad Pitt’s white shirt in Mr & Mrs Smith. You simply can’t beat a classic, which is why we love our Ladbroke Shirt and our Ladbroke Denim Shirt so much.


bold accessories moodboard


“Friends don’t let friends leave the house without accessories” – that’s the motto behind this moodboard. SS15 is all about accessorising and no #OOTD is complete without a statement piece. From oversized bows and giant sun hats to intricately designed vintage brooches and cute collar necklaces, there are so many ways you can make your wardrobe stand out this summer. Feeling inspired? Take a look at our ready-to-wear collection of bows, ties and collars.

We hope you get some great summer inspiration from our fashion moodboards. All the best with your summer wardrobe!

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

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!

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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.