Fashion: Into the light

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There's no need to bare all this summer. Loose, unstructured garments in translucent, lightweight fabrics - preferably white - will keep you cool, protect you from the sun and ensure that modesty is preserved Captions: White silk gathered dress, pounds 229, by Nicole Farhi, 158 Bond Street, London W1, 0171 499 8368, or Harvey Nichols, 107-111 Briggate, Leeds, 0113 204 8888; black leather wristband, pounds 40, by Quentin McKay, from The Pineal Eye, 49 Broadwick Street, London W1, 0171 434 2567; white leather 'Pelotas' shoes, pounds 73, by Camper, as before

Above: long white rayon dress, pounds 180, by Dries Van Noten, from Whistles, 12 St Christopher's Place, London W1, 0171 487 4484; white cotton fingerless gloves, to order, from Sonja Nuttall, enquiries 0171 323 3801; white canvas trainers, pounds 27.99, by Converse, from Offspring, 60 Neal Street, London WC2, enquiries 0181 838 4447. Right: white pleated sheer top, pounds 148, by Sonja Nuttall, from Selfridges, London W1, 0171 629 1234; black leather choker, pounds 45, by Quentin McKay, from The Pineal Eye, as before