Category Archives: Shirts and Tops

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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