Video: Florals, fascinators and Jack Wills - Suffolk Show 2011 fashion
Florals, fascinators and anything by Jack Wills – these are the themes of first day trends at the Suffolk Show.
While big, bold hats with broad rims were still standing out in the crowd, most millinery-loving women showcased smaller headpieces decorated with jewels and feathers.
Fashion was polarised by the fairer sex with those in their early-20s upwards opting for a look distinctly Kate Middleton-inspired.
Fascinators accessorised knee-length floral prints and block brights.
Although there was the odd grass-length flowing skirt, the crowd was largely a sea of demure tea dresses teamed with mid-height wedges and a flawless blowdry.
Meanwhile, fashion conscious teens rebelled against the current sartorial swerve towards all that is conservative and mixed vintage bags with cropped t-shirts and denim hotpants.
Several 17-year-olds admitted swiping their mother’s Mulberry and Burberry satchels to accompany ensembles of Jack Wills vests, dresses and boyfriend-cut cardigans.
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When it came to footwear dozens of girls showcased Hunter wellies and Dubarry boots were spotted again and again across every age group.
Although most students had a vintage nuance, their outfits tended to be sourced from high street favourites Topshop, New Look and H&M.
For men, suits and slacks were the look du jour.
Bowler hats kept stewards looking dapper while cropped chinos teamed with slim-fitting printed shirts gave county gents a look that was stylishly sharp.
Straw hats are also making their annual return being the favoured head attire of the young and slightly less young.
And, regardless of their look Ray Bans and aviators were the must-have sunglasses of the first day at the show.
- Read more of Sara’s fashion analysis in tomorrow’s paper.