Whiter shades of pale

Now that the days are  lengthening and the sun is beginning to put in more regular appearances, our thoughts have been turning to weddings, proms and other special occasions which are always a perfect excuse to add  lighter, brighter, whiter shades of pale to our wardrobes.

We currently have in stock some temptingly beautiful ivory, white and dreamy cream pieces from various eras which fit the special occasions bill without breaking the bank.

Let's start with the dresses....

This newly arrived stunning ivory floaty chiffon dress, embellished with the tiniest black beads, is from Coast.

Coast ivory occasion dress Coast ivory occasion dress

And we have this lovely embellished ivory lace cocktail dress with a bit of sparkle from Planet.

ivory lace cocktail dress

This classic white linen dress from Jaeger can be accessorised to suit any occasion.

Jaeger white linen dress

This 70s John Charles prom dress has a 50s debuntante look to it and has gold dots all over for some subtle sparkle.

john charles prom gown

This cream silk batik print dress is from the Twiggy Collection.

cream silk batik dress

We also have a collectable 70s Laura Ashley Edwardian style white cotton maxi dress which is in great condition, although its original white sash belt is missing (but could be easily replaced). We love it as it is very similar to one the chief frocker bought in Edinburgh's Lothian Road shop around 1974.

70s Laura Ashley white Edwardian maxi dress

Need to wrap up over your posh frock ? How about this luxury Astraka white faux fur coat with a touch of grey?

Astraka white faux fur coat

or a shorter vintage white faux fur jacket?

vintage white faux fur jacket

If you are planning on a flutter on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot, this Peter Bettley statement hat is a pretty safe bet!

peter bettley ascot hat

We also have this pretty ivory cream romantic hat and  cream occasion brimmed hat.

ivory cream romantic hatcream occasion hat

These cream shoes with a touch of gold  and white bejewelled mules are comfortable to boot!

cream and gold shoeswhite bejewelled mules

As for accessories, we have a selection of scarves, stoles, gloves and bags in complementary shades.

Cream mohair stole

cream mohair stole

Bridal batik shawl

Bridal batik shawl

Long ivory evening gloves

ivory evening gloves

Ivory silk bridal purse

ivory silk bridal purse

Ivory beaded evening bridal bag

ivory beaded bridal bag

 For more cream crackers and bright whites, why not take a browse through our Colour Focus section?