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Clara Oswald’s Tartan Dress

The Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald (played by Gemma Coleman) has the cutest outfits. In one episode (7X13: The Name Of the Doctor) Clara was…


The Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald (played by Gemma Coleman) has the cutest outfits. In one episode (7X13: The Name Of the Doctor) Clara was sporting the most wonderful blue tartan dress, you know, the type that makes your heart swell until you let out a mini-gasp. I was sat on the edge of the sofa trying to stop my eyeballs from consuming the TV whole, pondering whether this pain caused by this swelling was love or jealousy when my housemate came home.

What’s wrong, Corinne?’. I struggled to reply but eventually managed to overcome my stutter and explain like a real human (by this I mean: other than the flapping and squealing and pointing at the TV) why I appeared so distraught.

This is the dress Clara was wearing! I know what you’re thinking. Oh, Corinne, not ANOTHER TARTAN DRESS? Really?

clara oswald's tartan dress

As soon as locked my eyes on it, the skies opened wide like a tide and a beam of light fell onto the dress. Music started playing the whole world stopped and watched as picked up the dress in slow motion and held it in the air, then everyone cried and clapped and cheered and.. 

Ok, that didn’t happen. I did do a little dance though.I then did the whole ‘should I, shouldn’t I?’ internal debate, as I have two other tartan dresses in the same style but different colours. I asked many work colleagues and got the same answer – buy it buy it BUY ITTTT. So I did. And I’m really happy I did, it’s a lovely colour. At least I’m not sulking over my-lack-of-the-Clara-dress anymore and I can get on with my life which is always a plus.

green tartan dress Clara Oswald's Tartan Dress

The only problem is yesterday I saw the same tartan dress – but in black and white…

Do you love Clara Oswald’s Tartan Dress?


  1. Hello from Spain: I identify with your words. When we see on television a dress we like what we want. Congratulations on having your dress. It’s beautiful. Your fabulous dress you are wearing. Keep in touch

  2. Hi Corinne! You are the queen of tartan dresses, you know that I still own no one! And also I prefer yours much more than the one she wears. Looking very pretty, the line is perfect! Kisses my dear! xo

  3. Haha, what a great post! I love the humourous take on buying a dress – very funny! And I absolutely love this tartan dress! The colours are perfect and it fits you like a glove!

    Also, THANK YOU so much for your kind comments, you put a smile on my face 🙂

  4. I really love your analogy, metaphor and humour. I was laughing at loud at my screen when I read the part about the beam of light falling onto the dress and the whole portion after that. That’s so vivid! Well, congrats on snagging another tartan!

  5. Haha its darling! Love the color (thought I’m sure the black and white one is adorable as well, I say stick with the blue 🙂
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  6. The dress looks great on you, I’m not a big tartan fan normally but the muted tones do make this really versatile, I can see how it would be great with black tights in winter or without in summer.

  7. Ah yay another Dr Who fan, I love Clara’s outfits, I don’t think any of the Doctor’s companions over the past few years have exactly been style icons :’)

    Olivia @ Awake Looks

  8. Love your blog! It’s so fab ♥ Mind following me via GFC and bloglovin’ (p.s. i followed you!) thank youu!

  9. Love your posts honey, lovely style I’m following you!
    Check back mine and follow if you like <3

  10. Love, love, love! that tartan dress is gorgeous and flattering. I don’t think it’s so pretty in black and white.

    Jasmine xx For a Real Woman

  11. That dress is gorgeous on you! And you know, sometimes you just see a dress and you know, without doubt that it’s the right one, it was made for you!

  12. hello darling, I really like your blog and your photos!!! would u like to follow each other on gfc and facebook???I always follow back
    PS: I have a giveaway on my blog right now!!!

  13. Now there can never ever be enough tartan in a closet if u ask me;-) I have been soooooo much in love with my Vivienne Westwood green tartan skirt all Jan. well done! U wanna follow each other? Let me know!

  14. I love love love this dressss! I want ittttt so much.

    I love this blog so much. Its one of my favs:)

    Sydnii x

  15. I love you so much. Hahaaaaa…can totes imagine this, I’ve experienced something similar:)
    You are brilliant!

    Hope you’re feeling better…and yes my piccies are all taken via my trusty iPhone yeyy…my OOTD’s look shocking though but can’t be all good ey?

    Holly Mixtures

  16. I agree, that was one I loved!!! You look so pretty in it, not surprised you went loopy for it!!!!x

  17. I think I like your dress better than Clara’s, it looks comfier. I ordered my own tartan dress from Etsy today. I agree that Clara has a great sense of style, her and Amy have the best wardrobes I think !

  18. Haha,I remember this post! Your posts suggested one of the tartan dress ones to look at and it led me here! I thought I’d let you know that I FINALLY HAVE CLARA’S REAL DRESS!!!! I’m so excited!!! I did a swap with another Cosplayer and I got one- it’s too big but I know it is adjustable! Am SOOOOO excited!

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