Outfits For Vintage Events Season

Are you heading to vintage nostalgia events like Twinwood festival or the Goodwood Revival this year? Considering going for the first time? As has become tradition for us at Revival, we've put together a selection of immaculately styled outfits for both men and women to make it easier than ever to dress the part in a stylish 1940s or 50s look.

Here we've compiled a few of our looks for you to browse. If you're attending with a partner, these might also give you some ideas about which outfits pair well together. You can also find our full list of men's looks and women's looks.

A man wearing a 1950s Hawaiian shirt and a woman wearing a retro day dress
First up, we have a pair of comfortable and casual outfits with a classic 1950s vibe that will be easy to wear throughout the day. Martytn wears our What's Cookin' outfit and Eleanor wears Melody Maker. Both the Hawaiian shirt and Melody dress featured here are made of light cotton, which will be nice and breezy if the weather is hot, while the cardigans can provide a bit of warmth into the evening.
A man wearing a cream 1940s suit and a woman wearing a vintage look peach orange crepe dress
This pair of outfits has a sophisticated and yet summery 1940s feel. Cameron wears our Casablanca outfit and Molly wears Weekend Matinee. The Gadabout suit, complete with waistcoat, and the more formal crepe Matinee dress both create an effortless impression. These ensembles are sure to wow at whatever event you attend!
A man wearing a leisure shirt with a wing collar and a woman wearing a check day dress
Another more casual choice: Martyn wears Green Flag and Eleanor wears Working Holiday in this image. If you're newer to vintage fashion and not so comfortable wearing a three piece suit or an attention-grabbing hat, these outfits are great choices, made with pieces that would easily see use in your day-to-day life. The complementary green tones of the gents' waffle cardigan and the checkered 40s day dress also look fabulous together!
A man wearing a 1940s waistcoat and trousers and a woman wearing a printed vintage day dress
Molly and Cameron are sporting some particularly iconic 40s looks in this image - Cameron wearing Circuit Breaker and Molly wearing Heart Breaker. Our Granville waistcoat and trouser set is a long-established favourite among our customers for the classic vintage style it captures. The Summer Harvest dress, which features a delightful pattern replicated from original 1940s fabric, has also quickly become a smash hit since we first listed it a month ago!
A man wearing a brown 1950s Hawaiian shirt and a woman wearing a retro blue day dress with a seaside print
If you're set on the 50s look, these two outfits are for you. Martyn wears Jamboree and Eleanor wears 1950s Festival for an effortless beachy style. The wide, relaxed collars, stylish sunnies and straw hats in both ensembles make them ideal for warmer weather. The neutral tones of the Gallivant jacket and the Daydream cardigan mean the looks pair together brilliantly, too!
A man wearing a 1940s demob suit and fedora, and a woman wearing a navy blue suit and a vintage coat
Finally, we have a pair of real showstoppers - Cameron in VIP Lounge, and Molly in Day at the Races. If you want to dress to impress, these outfits capture the feeling of 1940s Hollywood glamour. The charcoal Deliverance suit has an iconic double-breasted demob look, while the Promenade coat's beautiful pleating adds drama to the CC41 Verity suit worn underneath. You can go all out with our reproduction 40s silk swing tie and some leather brogues, or a matching midcentury style frame bag and a sweet acrylic brooch to accessorise your look.
Revival Vintage 1940s & 50s Clothiers
Thanks for reading our blog post - we hope you enjoyed seeing some of the looks we've put together this year! We have more men's looks and women's looks to browse if none of these caught your fancy, or you can browse the full collection of outfits for both gendersIf you'd like more assistance with assembling an outfit for an upcoming vintage nostalgia event, our temporary showroom is now open while building works at our new location continue. We'd be happy to help!

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