Pterry well on track
ACCESSORIES, darling, are everything this race day.
"There's a real emphasis on detail. Accessorising an outfit is the biggest thing,'' Denise Woods, part-owner of Stewart's Department Store yesterday said.
Mrs Woods said beads were leading the accessory charge. She said a hat or fascinator was also a must for any Caulfield Cup outfit.
Mrs Wood said the choice of a hat or fascinator depended on the style and colour of the outfit.
"Some people prefer hats for the shade in this climate, but fascinators are still strong. Fascinators suit strappy and flowing styles, which are very popular at the moment.''
Mrs Woods said colourwise, soft pinks, apple greens and aquas were strong.
She said prints were also popular.
Mrs Woods said racegoers could also never go wrong with the classics.
"There's still a bit of red around. It never seems to go out of fashion, which is the same with black and white.''
Mrs Woods said customers had been snapping up plenty of soft-flowing peasant clothes, which she described as the "gypsy look,'' for the races.
"Skirts and dresses are really big. Any length of skirt is fashionable.
"Pants are really out this race day.''
Mrs Woods said it was set to be a dressed-up day.
"From the head to the shoes, everything is really pretty this season,'' she said.