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Goodwood Revival 2012: my top 20 best dressed

You might remember I went to Goodwood Revival a few weeks ago (you can see my post about the day here if you missed it). It was a wonderful weekend filled with vintage fashions and cars and I was delighted today to come across these wonderful photos of the best dressed people at the Revival 2012 courtesy of Matt Hind at Men’s File.

These are my top 20. Let me know what you think, do you agree? Which is your favourite outfit?

Number 20. 1950s full-skirted dress worn with pearls and white gloves. I’m not sure about the thick white belt, but I love the fabric in this vintage dress.

Vintage 1950s fashions

Number 19. I adore this cat-print dress and veiled hat combination. I’m not so wild on the fur but, as you’ll see, there was a lot of fur on display!

Vintage 1940s fashions

Number 18: Aren’t these 40s-style cuffs wonderful? Actually they may be part of the gloves – either way I really want some…

Vintage 1940s fashions

Number 17: A super chic 40s-style look: tea dress and fur coat.

Vintage 1940s fashions

Number 16. Love this 40s-style hat.

Goodwood Revival 1940s fashions 2012

Number 15: Lovely 1940s veiled hat, fur jacket and gloves – gorgeous!

Goodwood Revival 1950s fashions 2012

Number 14: A forties vision in burgundy. I love the different combination of textures in this outfit – especially those tights.

Goodwood Revival 1940s fashions 2012

Number 13. Isn’t this 50s straw hat just perfect?

Goodwood Revival 1940s fashions 2012

Number 12. Very cute 40s Navy-style outfit

Goodwood Revival 1940s fashions 2012

Number 11. 1940s polka dot dress with tiny veiled hat and pearls. The lip piercing just adds a bit of modern edge to this look.

Vintage 1940s fashions

Number 10. A super elegant 40s outfit – this is perfect apart from the dead mink(?) hanging over her shoulder!

Goodwood Revival 1950s fashions 2012

Number 9. It’s the contrasting green glovers with the cream dress which makes this outfit for me

Vintage 1940s fashions

Number 8. This big printed circle skirt is gorgeous, along iwth that great hairstyle.

Goodwood Revival 1950s fashions 2012

Number 7. This outfit gives me serious sunglasses-envy . I love the feather decoration and that green 40s dress too!

Vintage 1940s fashions

Number 6. The bright quirky accents make this outfit really stand out. The blouse picks out the beautiful colours of the feathers and her lipstick. Oh and those sunglasses are great!

Goodwood Revival 1940s fashions 2012

Number 5. This is such a beautiful forties outfit. Everything just goes together perfectly!

Vintage 1940s fashions

Number 4. I adore this 1950s orange wool coat. If I wore it I’m certain it would look like a dressing gown, but this lady carries off the look beautifully!

Vintage 1940s fashions

Number 3. Pretty, demure and yet really stylish. This outfit really rocks!

Vintage 1940s fashions

Number 2. This is just vintage perfection! This photo looks like it’s straight out of a 1950s Vogue shoot. My favourite details are the multi-coloured buttons on the gloves.

Goodwood Revival 1950s fashions 2012

Number 1. And my favourite has to be this cheeky 40s RAF pin-up girl outfit. Isn’t it wonderful?

Vintage 1940s pin up fashions

All photos copyright: Matt Hind at Men’s File. Used with kind permission.

19 thoughts on “Goodwood Revival 2012: my top 20 best dressed

    • Mary Post author

      aren’t they wonderful Cynthia? I’ll do a different post with all the boys and children’s fashions too. Really inspiring for a vintage nerd like me :)

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    • Deborah Woolf Vintage

      my lovely gloves are very chuffed with all the attention at their first outing for Goodwood 2012. The sunray stripes are part (cuffs) of the gloves and are made of the softest dusky pink and brown leather. Must have been dazzling driving gauntlets in their day! Imagine the car! I’d date them to late 30s – early 40s.

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  1. Magical Effects of Thinking

    I can’t pick one. I love 18.12, 13 and 2 and 1- 20. The portraits are beautiful and I assume you took them. This is so lovely. Everyone looks like they either followed a vintage pattern or were lucky enough to find the actual dress. Everyone here just looks so smashing and vintage. I love it! You should start one in the US (Goodwood Revival).

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  2. Claire C

    Love love love these photos. Must say I really love the fur – if the pieces are old it’s great to see them get a second lease of life :) The navy outfit is brilliant!

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    • Mary Post author

      The fur really does make some of the outfits doesn’t it? I don’t mind vintage fur, but there were a couple of vintage stalls selling vintage AND new fur there which I didn’t like…

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      • Claire C

        Oh no, not happy with new fur at all. I think that old pieces should be worn because otherwise they go to waste, but I’d never wear anything new at all. Not a fan!

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