This Bahraini fashionista refined her look in London, and headed straight back home.

Dana Al Khalifa’s personal style would be enough to make us love her on its own. She’s got a sense of occasion and proportion that elevates even the most simple outifts, and the woman knows her way around a statement sleeve.

That’s not all she’s got going on, though. Al Khalifa has a masters degree in law from King’s College and was an early adopter in terms of style blogging – she started posting as The Overdressed in 2009. With that name, you know there’s going to be some drama (style wise, we mean). Al Khalifa got her love of opulence from her grandfather, her blog says, and we’re so glad it was passed down.

We need to add these Middle Eastern-designed pants to our winter wardrobe
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We’re huge fans of this super-stylish mum, so we thought we’d round up her 10 best looks. What else have you got on this afternoon? Go on, treat yourself.


Summer lovin’ ❤️✨🇮🇹 #tapfordetails #offshoulder #navyandwhite #lowbun #theoverdressed

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Who said monochrome was boring? This is straight Sophia Loren, and we love it. You’ll find us working a low bun and black eyeliner this weekend.

Come find @suzannekalan and I at Al Faisaliah Hotel from 4lm to 11pm #Riyadh #jewelsOnjewels

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All in the details. Not everyone could pull off that much jewellery, but hey, this is The Overdressed.

Paris cherie 🇫🇷 ✨ #TapForDetails #ThrowBack

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We wish we looked this good in jeans. That perfect blowout does a lot of the work in terms of making this into an outfit to love.

La dolce vita @dolcegabbana 🌵🍇🇮🇹 #dolcegabbana #ladolcevita #theoverdressed

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Of course it’s Dolce & Gabbana. No one else does Italian romance quite so well.

By contrast, there’s this crisp, fresh look. Al Khalifa has the range, and we want this to wear to work.

Is there anything more joyful than a yellow gown? We’ve been obsessed ever since Michelle Williams’ saffron Vera Wang at the 2006 Oscars. Al Khalifa’s latest is a worthy addition to the file.

I want to kiss a thousand summer sunsets 🌅 ❤️ #tapfordetails

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This delicate, bucolic number has us booking a holiday in our heads. Here’s to long evenings and walks after dinner.

This pistachio-green beauty is such a modern classic.

If the leaves won’t turn golden, I will 🍂

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Al Khalifa does the pleated-skirt-and-white-shirt combo reasonably often, but this golden number is our favourite. Good stuff.

Because you all asked me about this outfit! Here it is…#TapForDetails

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Let us know when you’re done with this one. We’ll make sure it goes to a good home, we promise. That vest is a revelation.

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