Ready to wear: The empire strikes back
Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women
Sunday 22 June 1997
Primrose floral empire-line dress (sizes 8-14), pounds 40, Miss Selfridge, 221-223 Oxford Street, London W1, and branches nationwide. Enquiries: 0171 495 2779. Lilac chiffon shawl, pounds 14.99, Accessorize, branches nationwide. Enquiries: 0171 313 3000
Chocolate patterned chiffon empire-line dress (sizes 8-14), pounds 190, Whistles, 15 St Christopher's Place, London W1, 0171 487 4484, and 15 Princes Square, Glasgow, 0141 226 5259. Glass amber necklace, pounds 30, Agatha, 4 South Molton Street, London W1, and mail order. Enquiries: 0171 495 2779
Antique slip dress with lace trim, pounds 38, from a selection at Steinberg & Tolkien, 193 Kings Road, London SW3, 0171 376 3660. Chiffon shawl, pounds 14.99, and necklace, from pounds 4.99, Accessorize, as before
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