Masterclass: Classic Chic for the Goodwood Revival with Pretty Eccentric!

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One of the highlights of the year's vintage events in the UK, the Goodwood Revival, is happening this year in under a month's time! It's a chance to dress up and get together with other vintage aficionados to celebrate the halcyon days of motor racing. 

In celebration of this event, we've teamed up with the wonderful people at Pretty Eccentric, Pearls and Swine and Revival Retro to create a vision of Forties style for the event, a classic 'Lady in Red' look to take you from the racetrack to the enclousures without missing a beat! 

For a classic Forties look, start off with our sleek black satin Maitresse Nouveau Bullet Bra, to give you that enviable vintage point. A good bullet bra is essential with both repro and true vintage styles, to ensure your dress or blouse hangs perfectly in the way it was intended to! Create a further hourglass silhouette by cinching your waist with our Glamour Waist Cincher. This supportive cincher is fully boned and long enough to create a smooth line from bra to knickers, as well as having inbuilt suspender clips to hold your stockings up! 

For a very special occasion such as Goodwood, top off your lingerie with a pair of Fully Fashioned Nylons. These Contrast Cuban Heeled stockings have a gorgeous Copper leg with contrasting Black heel, sole, seam and welts, which really make the seam pop on the leg whilst keeping in with the vintage style! 

We've topped off this outfit with a pair of our Hollywood Mules in black satin. Although not strictly in keeping with the rest of this outfit, our mules are a perfect finishing touch to such a smart dress, and beling low-heeled are very comfortable for a long day's wear (you'll be able to see Katie, Rachel and Wiggy sporting theirs all day every day at this year's Revival!) 

Now for the outfit! Although there are a HUGE choice of outfits out there, we decided that for ultimate Goodwood Glamour a Forties style dress would be the perfect thing to style up for the event. This eye-catching red number from Pretty Eccentric proved absolutley perfect - striking, easy to wear and increibly flattering with it's tie waist, it looked fabulous with this black (faux) fur (also from Pretty Eccentric). There's just something about an hourglass figure and fur which brings out our inner femme fatale! (Plus the fur is ideal to keep warm with the changeable British weather!) 

A hat was an absolute must for this outfit; although we were sorely tempted by the drama of a pillbox with a veil, this wide-brimmed number from Temptress of Waikiki absolutley stole our hearts when we saw it! The wide brim also means that you're less likley to get sunburnt if the day is unexpectedly bright. 

Finally, remember your gloves (we've gone for our Long Sheer Gloves here) and a suitable handbag! This gorgeous patent black handbag is by Revival Retro, as is the perfect size for everything you'll need for a day out at Goodwood - face powder and lipstick for touch ups, your programme of events, a little umberella and of course your phone so you can take lots of pictures of your day out! 

 

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Model: Wilhelmina Af Fera

By What Katie Did
Maitresse Curve Bullet Bra, 30-40 DD-FF - £35
Glamour Waist Cincher, UK/AU 8-18 - £54.50
Maitresse Nouveau Deep Knickers, UK/AU 8-18  - £26.50
Fully Fashioned Full Contrast Cuban Heel Stockings, S/M/L - £26.50
Long Sheer Gloves, One Size - £17.50
Hollywood Mules, UK 3-9 - £79.50 


By other designers
Liza Dress by Pretty Eccentric
Hat by Temptress of Waikiki
Handbag by Revival Retro