With one week to go till this years Suffolk Show our very own Bee Kemball – Honorary Suffolk Show Director – talks all things fashion.
Bee says: “The Suffolk Show is one of those wonderful occasions when us girls can really pull out all the stops, but you need to get it right to feel comfortable to tackle whatever you have planned for the day.
Honorary show director Bee Kemball
Like a wedding, when you go to the Suffolk Show, you have to look smart and elegant, but you are likely to be dressed up all day and into the evening. I can be moving between the cattle lines at 6am, then be heading into President’s lunch, and still be on my feet enjoying the band that evening – so think practically, as well as indulging your tastes.
My advice – wear a dress that you can be comfortable in all day, you don’t want to be tugging at a hem or holding your breath. If you have to arrive early like me, a warm dress-length coat is ideal, then, if the sun comes out, the outer layer comes off and you’re ready for lunch.
Suffolk show fashion (l-r) Katrina Morton, Alice Westrope, Bee Kemball, Bella Jolly, Angie Ashby-Hoare.
Accessories are also very important if you want to look smart and be comfortable – I always have a pretty printed scarf in my handbag as they can jazz up any dress, as well as keeping you warm, or covering red shoulders. Handbag choice may seem like over-thinking things, but you don’t want to be lugging round a heavy bag with things you won’t need – or not have enough room to fit your shades, phone, essentials etc Shoes; there is a very simple rule – if new, break them in, but even better, wear a tried and tested pair, and stick flats in your bag to slip on when you need to.