What To Wear To Twinwood Festival

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What Is Twinwood Festival?

What are your plans for the Summer Bank Holiday? If you don’t have any, that may be about to change. Twinwood Festival is labelled as the ultimate vintage festival for music and dance and is back this year to celebrate its 21st birthday. The festival runs in August each year and is the perfect way to spend your Summer Bank Holiday. Twinwood attracts thousands of visitors each year, making it one of the largest vintage events in Europe.  

Twinwood encompasses all things vintage. From the range of musical genres to retro dance lessons, there is something for everyone. The festival is located in Bedfordshire but is spread out across a range of venues. The main venue is the renowned Twinwood Arena where you are launched back to the 1920s and will go on a musical journey through to the early 1960s.

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What's On?

Over the course of the weekend, there are over 90 musicians ranging in genres from Swing to Jazz and through the decades from the early 1920s to the late 1960s. Alongside this, there is the option to attend free dance classes in Retro, Swing and Rock and Roll. If history is more your thing, there are six namely museum exhibitions that can be attended during your time at the festival with the Glenn Miller Museum taking you back in time to the origins of the Twinwood Festival or the Twinwood Aviation Museum where you can be transported back to the 1940s to learn how a typical family would live. There are also over 100 trade stalls to explore ranging from vintage fashion to homeware which are located across the festival site in designated market areas. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from browsing the stalls, there are a range of onsite caterers and bars including the famous Colonial Club Restaurant. A dedicated vegan and vegetarian outlet is also available in the Woodland Walk named The Happy Cow.  

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The Mr & Miss Vintage Competition

In 2011, the Mr and Miss Vintage competition was incorporated into the festival. You can enter the Mr and Miss Vintage competition via email before attending the event. The judging then begins on social media. Once judging has closed, the final 10 women and 5 men are announced as the finalists. The finalists then present themselves in front of a panel of industry experts where they will announce the winner on the festival Sunday.

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 What To Wear To Twinwood Festival

To embrace the vintage theme that is the backbone of the Twinwood Festival, the majority of attendees will adorn themselves in their most vintage-looking garments and head straight to the Twinwood Arena. If you are interested in the Twinwood Festival but are worried you have nothing to wear, you’ve come to the right place.

Revival Vintage Ltd have multiple ways both men and women can confidently style themselves to attend the Twinwood Festival. 

Womens Twinwood Outfit Ideas

 Raspberry Melody Dress Twinwood Outfit Option

First up our raspberry Melody dress perfect for dancing and easy to accessorise for daytime fun and evening socialising.  Here we have styled it for a relaxed daytime 1950s look with the addition of cateye sunnies and a twilly scarf.  You will find Melody in two eye catching shades among our other Socialite dresses.

Revival Wartime Sweetheart Look For Summer Festivals

Our floral tribute dress is a popular choice for those wishing to replicate a wartime sweetheart look.  Teamed here with a cable knit sweater vest you can be sure to be comfortable even if there's a chilly breeze in the air.  Don't forget your brolly! That said don't let it spoil the authenticity of your outfit choose a vintage style beaut like this layered frill pagoda.

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 Our third suggestion of many is this gorgeous yellow linen pencil dress.  Even on a cloudy day this forties look frock will spread it's own ray of sunshine.  Not so great for dancing but if you prefer to watch than participate like me at least you'll look like a movie star.  We have accessorised it with simple summer items - a basket bag, vintage inspired sun specs and a crochet beret.

There are many more mid-century clothing options for women to whet your appetite if you are attending Twinwood or other nostalgia events this year.  If you are limiting your budget you can more than likely mix with your own wardrobe basics such as cardigans, scarves, beach bag etc.

Mens Twinwood Outfit Ideas

Light layers like retro waistcoats, slipovers or linen jackets are ideal for UK changeable weather.

Revival Twinwood Outfit Ideas For Men

This is such an effortless outfit to put together.  It looks great, it's comfortable and understated for newbees to the Nostalgia scene.  It's the accessories that can lift your look and make it more acurate to the period.  

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 This outfit looks the part but is smart enough to use in the workplace between events.  Shown here with leather loop braces, sleeve armbands, pocket watch and a fedora.  Attention to detail is what will set you apart for all the right reasons.

Lots Of Options For Twinwood From Revival Vintage Ltd

Looking on the bright side with this bolder colour palette.  Again, easy to wear layers with the addition of a leather messenger bag for all your event essentials. 

Just three options among many.  Our Revival Vintage Ltd website is filtered in such a way that you can select your favourite mid-century decade, your favourite colour, size all to make your buying journey a straight forward and enjoyable experience.  If you are still waivering come pay us a visit in our Huddersfield showroom for one to one assistance or get in touch digitally and we will do our best to help.


1 comment

Unfortunately we are unable to be there this year, we went for the first time last year and had a fantastic time. Spent lots of money on clothes , my wife especially. Met some lovely people and lots of lovely comments on our dancing and our clothes. We will be back next year.

Robin Winter August 01, 2022

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