Domina clothing is for the bold, confident woman. She’s smart, stylish and has an eye for color and pattern. The Domina collection offers contemporary designs for a stunning and sophisticated look. Featuring unique prints with tasteful combinations of colours, these garments are made to show your daring side. The Domina designers have taken classic patterns and pushed them into contemporary designs with brave choices like mixing florals with sharp geometric lines. We are in love with the stark panelling, bright florals and carefully muted designs showcased in this collection. We stock the range in sizes 10-26.
We’ve put together our five most helpful top tips for mastering bold prints and pretty patterns:
Keep it in the colour-family
The number one piece of advice to avoid a patterned faux-pas is to carefully choose the colours which either match the tone or complement the colour of your print. Neutrals are by far the easiest way to achieve this but you can reach new fashion heights by playing around with different colours alongside bold prints. Matching the tone means choosing a colour that is present in both prints to create a sense of harmony in the outfit. Complementary colours work as well, these are colours which are opposite one another on the colour wheel. They work to create a high contrast which helps you stand out in the most complementary way possible.
A great example is the Domina Printed Jersey Dress with the Fuschia Jersey Shrug. The dress is an impressive array of light grey, dark grey and pinks in a busy geometric print with an overlay of monochromatic flowers. It’s a fantastic statement piece on its own, but the fuchsia shrug highlights the pink within the print and takes the outfit to the next level.
The same type of paring could be made with the Domina silky Jersey Sleeveless Top with the Fuchsia Jersey Shrug. The bright fuschia is shared by both tops for a complementary, bright and bold look.
The Floral Printed Jersey Top gives you plenty of options with its hints of aqua blue, purple, green and orange. Choose of one of those colours to highlight for a consistent, put-together look. A cropped aqua jacket would look ultra modern or soften the look with a light orange shrug.
Wear with neutrals...
Avoid overwhelming yourself and use neutrals to help you tone it down. Allow your pattern of choice to be the statement. Achieve this with solid light or dark colours for other clothing items, stockings, shoes or accessories. Pair the gorgeous Domina Silky Jersey Print Dress with a structured black or white blazer to create a spotlight for this lovely dress to shine. The Domina Silk Jersey Top is a great basic piece in white with beautiful pearl grey details on the sleeve cuff, hem and neckline. This would wear nicely with the Domina Printed Jersey Cardigan with the stunning and bold paisley inspired print of fuchsia, coral, white grey and black. The neutral colouring of the shirt offers a clean slate to show off the print on the cardigan while the matching grey edge details will pull the look together.
...But never be scared to mix prints!
Sometimes you need to push the envelope and be a head-turner. Start by choosing patterns that complement each other without being to ‘matchy’. Rather than going head-to-toe in one pattern, choose different patterns that can be drawn together. Do this by keeping colours cohesive – staying in the same colour family will create a modern busy look while staying visually appealing. The Domina Floral Printed Jersey Jacket comes in a blocky Black and ivory with multi floral print. Match that with a softer striped shirt featuring any of the colours in the jacket for an ultra modern look.
You can achieve this level of sophisticated chic without having to mix and match patterned clothes. Try mixing a bold dress with interesting patterned shoes to add that ‘wow’ factor. The Domina Silky Jersey Print Dress is White with navy, cobalt blue and coral all over print- experiment with printed or colored shoes to add dash of fashion-forward edginess.
Use accessories to your advantage
Accessories are definitely your friend when putting together a patterned outfit. They can be used to create balance in the outfit. For example, use a belt to create a break in between the pattern and the rest of your outfit. The Domina Floral Printed Top would look perfect with a sleek pencil skirt and a belt cinched in at the waist. All-in-all the best way to accessorize a patterned outfit is to keep it simple. The accessory itself should not be patterned. Skip a leopard print scarf and instead opt for a plain, stylish solid colour that is inspired by the outfit.
Have fun with texture
Mixing patterned fabrics with textured pieces creates a unique look that says high fashion. Domina’s Textured Jacket has a subtle pattern along with a softly textured fabric however the simple cut and pale grey color gives the overall understated impression – perfect for matching it with a louder pattern. It would also pair well with the Domina Silky Jersey Sleeveless Top in Ivory with a fuchsia, coral, black and grey print. The grey of the Jacket suits the tone of the shirt and the texture adds another layer of interest on top of the print.