Goodwood Revival Outfit | Charlotte

by Charlotte Newell May 26, 2017

Goodwood Revival will be upon us in no time so we best get to outfit planning!  Here at Revival Retro we can dress you head to toe in one stress free shopping trip.  With our trained eye we can help you get that authentic 40s look that Goodwood is known for.

So, where do we begin?  For some people, the dress comes first.  For me, it's the shoes.  I want comfortable yet beautiful shoes that I can spend all day and night in and I find that harder to shop for than a dress.


I'm a new convert to the Balboa.  I have them in gold and I honestly have absolutely no idea how I lived without them!  My feet and back have never been happier!  They are so comfortable that they feel like slippers and I know I can wear them from sun up to sun down.  Perfect for Goodwood!  (A very close second were the Royal Vintage Shoes Alligator Slingbacks because look at them!  Beautiful!)

Now I've got the shoes sussed what about the dress?

A peplum just screams 1940s to me, so I would have to go with this gorgeous little number that fits and flatters all figures.

I've chosen the green colour way as I'm a sucker for green but it also comes in navy.  Shop both HERE

I personally love that the peplum distracts from areas that shall not be named (side note: if you don't verbally point out the bits you don't like about yourself no-one else will notice them so stop doing it!) whilst the pencil skirt makes me feel sassy.  The little details on this dress adds to the authentic look; self covered buttons and puffed sleeves hark back to the fabulous forties.

Now for the finishing touches; accessories can make or break an outfit!  I love matchy matchy so I'm making a beeline for the What Katie Did green seams.

Although I love the vintage style, I am a modern lady who loves her phone so I need a little clutch to pop it in.  (Along with lippy and money for bubbles of course.)

This envelope clutch is perfect.  Not too big, not too small and bonus points: it matches my shoes!

My finishing piece has to be this gorgeous hat headpiece from Atelier Millinery.

A hat headpiece really takes your outfit to another level.  Of course if they didn't have a ready made one that fit into my green them, I would of course just commission them to make me one!  Don't be shy, contact them: Call Atelier Millinery on 0207 734 3848 or email

Don't mean to toot my own horn but I'm sure I would be the belle of the ball in this outfit!  Are you heading to Goodwood?  Do let us know if you would like a hand with your outfit!

Shop our dresses HERE
Shop our shoes HERE
Shop our accessories HERE


Charlotte Newell


Charlotte, aka Lottie, is an avid 1950s fan and is one the most coordinated team members we've ever had! She sews a lot in her spare time and won't tolerate a poorly fitting garment, so you know you're in safe hands with her.

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