The countdown is seriously on to Anza’s 50th Anniversary Black and White Ball. For all those ladies looking for a relatively last minute ball gown purchase here are some options for a broad range of budgets .

Eighty Two Tales, is a small boutique store with lots of personality in vibrant Haji Lane. It specialises in affordable men’s and women’s designer apparel and also offers some great accessories in the way of bags, chunky bracelets and elasticized belts. Check out the other boutiques in Haji Lane while you are there for clutches and accessories.

At Eighty Two Tales in Haji Lane this fabulous geometric print maxi for $60.

Swedish fashion giant H&M offers a good range and caters to any budget
Affordable but sophisticated and elegant black maxi dress for $24.90
And a floaty, lined white sleeveless dress with sparkly embroidered yoke, $159

Pop in to Metro at Paragon for full length black and white gowns from $170. While you are at Paragon, also check out the US designer BCBGMAXAZRIA and UK label Coast for their red carpet range of gowns as well as glam accessories.

Avana, now in the Shaw Centre (#23-11), stocks high-end gowns, including the black velvet gown featured in the ANZA Black and White Ball 2014 advertising.