Tweed and felt may be this autumn's staples, but for a more delicate mood, don't forget the transparent charms of tulle

Captions: Vintage short-sleeved dress with lace tabard front, pounds 800, from Virginia, 98 Portland Road, London W11, enquiries 0171-727 9908

Vintage dress with glitter detail, pounds 800, from Virginia, as before

(Left to right) tulle ruffle vest, pounds 150; tulle vest, pounds 125; tulle puff-sleeved top, pounds 165; all by Allesandro dell'Acqua, from Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW3, enquiries 0171-584 0011, Selfridges, Oxford Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-629 1234

Tulle dresses, both pounds 335, by AF Vandervorst, from Browns Focus, 38-39 South Molton Street, London W1, enquiries 0171-491 7833

Models Rosie at Select, Tara Turner and Shona

Stylist's assistant Warren Narona

With thanks to Anna Spence