Everyone knows the best part of a revival festival is working on your perfect vintage look. The competition for best dressed is stiff – there will be some superbly attired ladies and gentleman – but worry not, House of Foxy have kindly sent us some tips and tricks to share with you.
The 1940s ‘Home Front Honey’
When we think of 1940s fashion, we probably think of the glamour of the 40s Pin Up and the practical styles of the wartime Land Army Girls. We think of ultra feminine 1940s tea dance dresses in floral prints, wedge shoes and brogues. The fashions were of course, influenced by the war and economic situation and so fashion was practical.
Makeup: subtle winged eyeliner, red lip
Hair: 1940s hair is definitely the iconic element of this era – but can easily look silly if not done right. Avoid victory rolls and try the 40s poodle or pageboy with hair flowers.. check out instruction videos on youtube.
Accessories: seamed stockings/tights, hat or snood, diamanté jewellery
Shoes: brogues or sandals with a platform
The is a great style for those who seek a practical option – perhaps also very helpful if cycling! Trousers from this period are different to modern styles – choose reproduction high waisted, wide leg trousers which are really flattering and should be paired with a waisted jumper, blouse and jacket. Or opt for a practical shirt waister dress.
The classic look for the well-to-do sporting chap with time on his hands, from the 1920s right through to post-WWII, was tweed.
Grab yourself a single-breasted tweed sports coat, a tattersall shirt, a v-neck tank-top, and a silk scarf or woollen neck or bow tie and pair it with some tweed plus fours, shooting socks (with garters naturally) and a pair of brown brogues. Don’t be afraid to mix your tweeds, but try and stay within the same colour palette.