Fashion: Brighter than white

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Broderie anglaise has finally shaken off its Little Bo Peep image. This most traditional of fabrics now comes in a spectrum of colours - and if you must wear it in white, make sure it is dripping with spangles

White dress with Swarovski drops, pounds 1,600, by Antonio Berardi from Koh Samui, 65 Monmouth Street, London WC2, enquiries 0171 240 4280

Black and navy dress, pounds 455, by Comme des Garcons, 59 Brook Street, London W1, enquiries 0171 493 1258

Above: Carmel wears yellow shirt, pounds 170, and turquoise skirt, pounds 225, both by Elspeth Gibson, 7 Pont Street, London SW1, or Jane Davidson, 52 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, enquiries 0171 235 0601; Elvin wears black T-shirt, pounds 35, and black trousers, pounds 50, both by French Connection, 249 Regent Street, London W1, 14-16 St Anne Street, Manchester, enquiries 0171 399 7200. (Accordion lent by Allodi Accordions.) Below left: Carmel wears pale lime dress, pounds 20, by Sam Greenberg, from Urban Outfitters, 36-38 Kensington High Street, London W8, enquiries 0171 761 1001; Elvin wears beige drawstring trousers, pounds 50, by French Connection, as before. Below right: coffee cotton tulle dress, pounds 189, by Paul Costelloe, 156 Brompton Road, London SW7, enquiries 0171 589 9484; white shirt, pounds 35, by Warehouse, 19-21 Argyll Street, London W1, enquiries 0171 278 3491

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID VASILGEVIC; STYLING BY HOLLY WOOD

HAIR: ALEXIS ROCHE FOR AVEDA AT PUBLIC; MAKE-UP: JANIS; MODELS: CARMEL AT SELECT, ELVIN AT TAKE TWO

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