This is the perfect suit to wear to a summer wedding, and although it is shown in ivory it also comes in pale blue (if you don't want to clash with the bride). This would also make an ideal outfit to get married in, if you don't want the usual big dress number - perhaps for a register office. For those diehards who have no desire to wear it to such a happy event, and hate colour of any kind, yes, it comes in black too. AB

Ivory jacket, pounds 398, and matching pencil skirt, pounds 153, both by Caroline Charles, 170 New Bond Street, London W1 in sizes 8-16. Enquiries: 0171 225 3197.