Goodwood Revival and Polka Dots

Last March I blogged about an outfit I was making for Goodwood Revival, it has been sitting in my wardrobe since waiting for the occasion.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Goodwood the Revival is an event that is held every year around September and it celebrates all things vintage. There is racing with vehicles from the 20’s onward and fashion that mostly covers the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. There was also a superb air display featuring Spitfires and Hurricanes which was in celebration of the centenary of the founding of the RAF. Tickets were available for the whole weekend but we had a day pass on the Saturday.

Arriving is like stepping back into another decade, so much effort is put into keeping the vintage theme throughout the event, from the stewards in period dress, to the fun fair rides and the food stalls which are all in keeping with a bygone era.

I wore my Polka Dot dress (New Look K6391 – full details in earlier post) with a full underskirt to give it some 50’s flare.

I loved my bag that I picked up on Ebay for a bargain it came with the mirror and a couple of car parking tickets from 1970 which I have kept to add to its history.

My husband looked rather dapper in his retro tweed style suit and the cap which he bought at one of the numerous stalls in the ‘Over the Road’ section of Goodwood.

I can’t recommend this event enough the sights and sounds were amazing, watching old vehicles racing around a track can’t really be portrayed sufficiently in the photos not without the sound of the engines.

Would we go again – yes without a shadow of a doubt I don’t think we had enough time to experience everything that was on offer and next time we will probably do a Friday and Saturday if not the whole weekend.

I will leave you with just a small selection of the photos that I took, I am still sorting through them, I got a little carried away with the camera but who wouldn’t with such interesting fashion and style.