The Goodwood Revival was back in September so I’m a little late in posting, but better late than never right? ;-) I’d never been to the Revival before so I didn’t really know what to expect, but after a bit of online browsing, it was apparent that the dress code is a big part of the day. Having now attended, it was amazing to see how much effort everyone goes to with their outfits and accessories, so much so, that even parents sourced vintage prams to push their little ones around!
The era of the whole Revival, from the cars to the fashion to even the branding of Tesco and the stock in it, is from the 1940’s to the 1960’s. I opted for the 1940’s when deciding on my outfit. After trawling through various etsy sellers for authentic vintage as well as high street stores for inspiration, I settled on a dress from Lindy Bop. I love the colour and the shape of the day dress and the fact that I’ll probably wear it again in the summer won me over.
Since it was in September and due to me not being very good when it comes to being cold, I went on the hunt for a coat or jacket. I was lucky to find a cropped blazer in the sale at Topshop, which was pretty much in keeping with the style of the 40’s. A bonus being that it’s one that I will wear again as well. I already owned the faux fur stole and my mum had two really old vintage handbags handed down from by Dad’s aunt that I used one of.
Lastly I had to find some shoes… Vintage looking shoes were quite tricky, but these T-bar Warehouse pair I found on ASOS did the trick nicely! All that was left was to accessorize with some pearls, a vintage brooch I found in a shop in Richmond, style my hair and add a slick of red lipstick!
There are tons of things to do and see at the Goodwood Revival; watch the car races, a vintage fun fair (where I managed to Hook a Duck and win a toy vintage tea bus!), vintage markets and shops, lots of food and drinks stalls as well as auctions, car exhibitions, vintage hair salons and lots more. We only did one day and I don’t think we saw everything as I later found out that we missed a vintage Roller Disco! That is definitely on the list for next time!
We’ve already spoken about going for the whole weekend next year so I better keep my eye out for vintage outfits… Maybe I’ll dress in a different era each day! ;-)