Revival Style

Fashion, hair & make up – Revival style

Many Revival visitors go to great lengths to dress in period style and achieve that authentic look. The resulting step-back-in-time spectacle plays a key role in making the Revival such a unique event. While you’re not required to dress up (unless you qualify for central Paddock access, in which a jacket and tie is necessary for gentlemen, and a dress or suit for the ladies), you’ll feel much more involved if you do. So make sure you dress up in your tweeds and trilbies, frills and frocks to fully immerse yourself in this nostalgic and bustling atmosphere, at the biggest and best motor racing party of the year.

To purchase tickets click here or contact the Ticket Office on +44 (0)1243 755 055

The Goodwood Revival Dressmaking Workshops

Tickets bought, parking ordered, hotel and camping organised….why not make it a Revival to remember and create your own authentic outfit for this year?

We are delighted to have teamed up with The Textile Space in Charlton, West Sussex to give you the opportunity to create your very own Goodwood Revival outfits for 2014.

Choose from 7 different workshops:

30th June – 2nd July – 1950’s Pleated Dress – £185.00 – Create this beautiful 1950’s vintage dress design to wear for the Goodwood Revival, or any special occasion.  Choose from a wide choice of different weights of fabric and learn all the techniques required to create the perfect fit.

3rd July and 10th July – 1950’s Petticoat – £75.00 – Create the perfect finish to your 1950’s dresses with a full petticoat.  Yards of netting and simple techniques will create the perfect finish.  This course is 2 half days from 10am – 1pm.

7th July and 8th July – Tea Dress – £148.00 – This lovely tea dress is a timeless classic and something you could wear all year round.  With a great choice of natural fabrics to choose from you will learn all the techniques to create the perfect fit.

12th July and 13th July – 1950’s Dress – £160.00 – Choose from original Vogue designed patterns and add to it material from a host of great fabrics to create the perfect dress for a wonderful day out, fitted perfectly to your measurements.

16th July to 18th July – 1940’s Dress – £185.00 – This beautiful dress has the most gorgeous pleats on the back of the skirt, which makes it move beautifully when worn.  Choose wonderful fabrics to work with and learn all the techniques along the way.

 21st July and 22nd July – 1960s Dress – £140.00 – This great 1960s dress gives you the opportunity to learn all about paneling and choose some fantastic contrasting colours. You can also make it that little bit longer whilst still keeping the 1960s look.

4th September and 5th September – 1950’s Jacket – £165.00 – Create this beautiful 1950’s lined swing jacket and then wear it for the rest of the winter with jeans or skirts.  Choose from lovely wool fabrics and learn great finishes and techniques for working with heavier fabrics.

To book your space on these exclusive workshops please visit The Textile Space site  alternatively if you have any questions please call The Textile Space on 01243 811300 or 07976 800965.




1940′s Fashion

The shortage of fashionable fabrics – and the loss of design direction from Paris – resulted in the rise of ‘Utility Fashion’ for ladies, defined by knee-length skirts, sensible flat-heeled shoes and square shouldered jackets that recalled the cut of uniforms.

A Girl in Uniform – For that post WWII era, why not try a uniform, always a smart and neat alternative! Be a WREN, land girl, police woman or nurse for the day!

1950’s Fashion

With clothing and cloth rationing but a dim memory, the 1950s ushered in a bold and glamorous look, headlined by the glossy styles of post-war Paris. The result was tailored hourglass-accenting cuts and a smart polished look.

For that sophisticated couture look, epitomised by Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, try wearing a voluminous dress clinched with wide belt, slender high heels, glamorous hat with matching sleek gloves, and seamed nylon stockings. If the classical style of the English country garden is more appealing, how about a floral summer frock or twin set and pearls and matching tweed suit, accompanied by a ‘church’ hat, fox fur, small handbag and gloves to match.

1960’s Fashion

The political and social upheaval of the 1960s was reflected in its groundbreaking fashions – it was a decade in which the bikini, mini skirt, bell-bottom jeans and Capri trousers made their debut, and it saw the clash of the Mods and the Rockers. Carnaby Street and Chelsea’s Kings Road influenced the fashion world, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton dominated the catwalk and fashion fully embraced the sex ‘n’ drugs ‘n’ rock ‘n’roll mood that defined the Swinging Sixties.

For that Jackie Kennedy look try a short boxy suit in pastel colours with oversized buttons. If you’re inspired by top models of the day such as Twiggy, Colleen Corby or Jean Shrimpton, try a velvet mini dress with lace collars and matching cuffs topped off with false eyelashes and pale lipstick.

1940’s Fashion

For men, the wartime austerity resulted in the Utility suit, with its distinct lack of pleats, sleeve buttons and patch pockets. For men and women, accessories such as hats, gloves, scarves, cravats and waistcoats were vital to lift their rather drab mend-and-make-do outfits.

A man in uniform is always a pleasing sight for the ladies, so why not wear an Army or RAF uniform from the period – in keeping with Goodwood’s WWII RAF history?

1950’s Fashion

In the 1950’s men opted for sleek hairstyles, narrow and sharper cuts for their suits, moved away from hats, embraced casual knitwear, khaki trousers and blazers. The influence of pop culture had a pronounced fashion influence – the anti-authoritarian Brylcreem-enhanced Teddy Boy burst onto the scene, rock ‘n’ roll reverberated through the fashion world and the Mods emerged.

Why not try a debonair look by wearing a blazer, turn-up flannels, accompanied by a cravat, a Panama or Homburg hat; and don’t forget a touch of Brylcreem – of course. Accessorise with a rolled-up umbrella, cigarette holder or eye-glass and finish off a top-class and sophisticated look that Cary Grant or Terry Thomas would be familiar with.

1960’s Fashion

Suits drifted away from pale, toned shades, menswear was now bright and colorful. It included frills and cravats, wide ties and trouser straps, leather boots and even collarless jackets. Ties were worn even five inches wide, with crazy prints, stripes and patterns.

For that dandified look opitomised by Brian Jones, try wearing a crushed velvet or stripped double-breasted suit, brocade waistcoat and a shirt with frilled collar. In the late 60’s the androgynous hippie look was in style. Both men and women wore frayed bell-bottomed jeans, tie-dyed shirts, workshirts, and headbands.

Perhaps you might prefer a mechanic’s white cloth overall (with charcoal for oil stains), leather boots, and accompanied by a flat cap, leather belt and clockwork stopwatches.

For the Girls

Girls love to dress up in their Sunday-best summer dress, knitted cardigan, white ankle-length socks and sandals. Hair could be plaited if long enough and covered by a straw hat, and accessories include a satchel and hockey stick! Straight from the pages of Enid Blyton.

For the Boys

Boys just suit a pair of short trousers, blazer and knee-length socks. Remember a cap, tie, catapult and conkers go well with this outfit. Freckles always add to the appeal, creating the perfect ‘Just William’ look-a-like.

Top Tip

The Revival Market gives you plenty of opportunity to buy items of clothing and accessories to help complete the look. You will also find many charity shops will supply the basics at little cost, and you can have fun searching through the rails of outfits in fancy dress shops.

A top team of fashion experts will be on the lookout for the most stylish vintage ladies and dapper gents over the Goodwood Revival. Our Best Dressed Man and Lady Awards will see the most stylish ladies and gents selected by a panel of judges and the winners will take home some exciting prizes.



Nick Clements

Nick Clements

Fashion photographer and creator of Men’s File and Men’s File Archive, Nick has been involved in the Revival style scene since the late 1970s. Clements’ expertise cover the full gamut of vintage style and includes all elements of fashion associated with period cars, bikes and bicycles. It was Clements, in the role of Editor, who partnered Dan Black in the creation of the Goodwood Style Guide.




Matt HindMatt Hind

Renowned fashion photographer, Matt Hind is one of the main contributors to mid-century style journal Men’s File. Mr Hind is the principle photographer covering the Best Dressed event. Not many organisations can boast a current Vogue photographer as part of their team but, as usual, Goodwood is the exception.




Deborah WoolfDeborah Woolf

Deborah Woolf is proprietor of London’s, Deborah Woolf Vintage Fashion & Collectables, a store for serious collectors and lovers of mid-centuray clothing and accessories. Deborah has been hunting down the very best in vintage styles for more years than she cares to remember.




 William CampbellWilliam Campbell

William Campbell is an artisan who makes with his hands and loves hand-made things himself. A collector of post-war English tailoring and associated clothing, he is everything a dashing Revivalist should be. William will accompany Deborah Woolf as they review participants at the Revival.




Sarah BradleySarah Bradley

A motoring journalist and real-life leather-girl, Sarah is a prime mover in the British Rocker Revival scene and has a large stable of motorcycles and cars that include American hot rods and fast British twins. There are few in this country more qualified to judge the Best Dressed Competition at the Goodwood Revival.




Annika CaswellAnnika-Caswell

A leading light in the very high-end of London bespoke tailoring, Ms Caswell is the coat-maker at Timothy Everest and can literally make you anything out of fine cloth. More importantly, Annika has a vast 1940s wardrobe and is never ‘out of character’ as a bright young thing of the pre and post war periods.




Pandora HarrisonPandora Harrison

Also, known as Miss Pandora Pitstop, this Goodwood regular is one of England’s most important arbiters of Revival style for women. Seldom out of period dress, Pandora alternates her transport between a 1950s Royal Enfield motorbike and bicycle from the same manufacturer. Familiar with both automotive and fashion history, Ms Pitstop is the perfect choice to judge the Best Dressed competition at the Revival.



The Revival Hair Salon

The Goodwood Revival Hair and Beauty Salon allows Revivalists to indulge in vintage hair and beauty treatments all weekend.

Stylists will re-create hairstyles from Marilyn Monroe’s classics to Audrey Hepburn’s iconic beehive and Grace Kelly’s infamous barrel curls. Back by popular demand, expert vintage make-up artists will complete the perfect glamorous look.


Book your place now at the Revival Hair Salon for the 2014 Goodwood Revival. The salon will be on The Richmond Lawn. Opening hours: 7am – 6pm (Friday – Sunday).


Glamour and Glitz

From beehives to Hepburn eyes, try one of these eye-catching looks to complete your vintage style:





Betty's Hair and Beauty Salon

Why not book an appointment at Betty's Hair and Beauty Salon at the 2014 Goodwood Revival:


To purchase tickets click here or contact the Ticket Office on +44 (0)1243 755 055