Tune into hit period-drama Mr Selfridge last night? We did, and we couldn't help admiring the period styling, with stacks of beautiful packages and hatboxes on the shop floor.


Designed by Surrey-based The Empty Box Company, the beautiful looking boxes are ideal for storing your wedding dress before and after your do without it becoming discoloured. Unlike a normal box or plastic cover, the 100% recycled, pH neutral board protects the fabric from picking up impurities that can cause it go yellow - so you can preserve your gown for years to come.

We think a pyramid of the parcels would make an unusual decoration at a glamorous reception, and could even double up as gifts for your female family members, too. Choose your own design, or a Mr Selfridge Box in white with bottle green ribbon.


Wedding dress boxes cost from, £32.50. Travel boxes from £31.50. Hat boxes from £26.50; www.emptybox.co.uk