The event held in September in Chichester, West Sussex exudes timeless fashion with its cars, outfits, atmosphere, and ambience. We love the fact that Goodwood is the only sporting event of its kind, that is immersed in a period theme, where everyone dresses up, but with a twist: the fashion of Goodwood is to step back in time and dress in styles that offer modern vintage.
As Goodwood event organisers say themselves, there is something delicious about the Naughty 40s and the Fabulous 50s, and dressing for the occasion is part of the fun! All of the different styles are celebrated and cherished, transporting you back in time. Goodwood encourages amazing fashion and has a fairground that is full of nostalgic rides, a vintage market and so many stands of cars to admire, it really is a special experience that takes you right back to the 50’s. Literally, everyone dresses up at Goodwood Revival. You will see costumes spanning the decades. Look in one direction and you might see a group of mods in sharp suits with girls in orange mini skirts. Turn the other way and you might see a gentleman in a tweed three-piece suit complete with braces, trilby, and brogues.
Bombshell designs for this Autumn and Winter collection include the most beautiful racing green wrap suit jacket and skirt, which are both fitted to perfection. When I sketch my visions for individual designs, they usually stem from my passion for Hollywood Glamour or the 1950’s era, and I always illustrate with Bombshell clients in mind. Such an event like Goodwood Revival deserves a special treat does it not?
The jacket can be bought on its own and is utterly divine, bringing out the femme fatal in you to match the era of late 40s Hollywood peaking into European 50s style. It’s an exceptional design with a flattering fit, so those of you who have a big bust like myself, will feel utterly beautiful. The lux faux fur trim gives this outfit that je ne sais quoi that all ladies deserve. I designed this to really celebrate the golden era of Hollywood, this elegant wrap suit jacket has a fur trim that really showcases your decolletage by sitting right to the edge of the shoulder. It has been made with Ponte Roma fabric so you have the ultimate comfort, whilst staying gorgeous and glamorous!
Matching Jacket and Skirt - Our beautiful Bombshell jacket with its lux faux fur collar and cuff can be complemented super easily with this gorgeous dark green pencil skirt. The skirt has been made with the best cut to flatter any shape, with its below-the-knee hem, and the faux sarong design has side drapes to conceal any lumps and bumps. This combination will make you look so elegant, perfect for dressing up for events like Goodwood. I designed these pieces to make you look glamorous whilst also keeping the comfort!
Matching Jacket and Trousers - Two Piece...
Would you prefer to wear the most flattering and stylish wide-leg trousers with the lux faux fur fitted jacket shown above? Then we would definitely recommend our Palazzo Pants. These pants are a staple piece for every woman’s wardrobe, you can dress these pants up with the jacket, which makes the outfit effortless chic!
All of our bodies come in all different shapes and sizes...
...So I have designed these trousers to come in three lengths, with a zip on the side so that they fit you beautifully and you will look fabulously flawless too! The jacket and pants combination gives off a Peaky Blinders’ feel, edgy but seductive which will be a killer look at Goodwood! If you love that era and that fashion style, then I know that you’ll love our pinstripe combo.
Why not dress for the turn of the century and the Roaring 20s? An elegant fitted waistcoat with a nipped-in waist, together with pinstripe Palazzo trousers is a fun, yet timeless outfit to have for an event like Goodwood, although some clients love to wear this outfit to weddings. Another reason why I love my job!
We design for everyone and for every occasion!
This waistcoat is not only fitting for that Peaky Blinder look, but it is also the perfect piece to make you get that hourglass figure effortlessly without sacrificing your comfort! The waistcoat is traditionally a masculine style, but the way Bombshell does it, will make you look incredibly strongly female! This paired with the Palazzo trousers and one of our blouses or jersey tops will make you look elegant, edgy, and absolutely gorgeous.
Here are the navy pinstripe wide-leg trouser to match perfectly with the waistcoat. This pair is stunning and will certainly make you look fit for any occasion! I modelled this look at Goodwood and it was perfect! So elegant and flattering!
What Shoes Should I Wear With a Trouser Suit?
We get asked this all the time, and a very valid question too! No point in investing in a gorgeous outfit than to find out that you have nothing appropriate or complementary to wear on your feet at the last minute. When it comes to these Palazzo Pants and wide-legged trousers, then we have great news for you because they suit almost every shoe, from flats to wedges. I love a ballet pump, but for an outdoor event such as a Goodwood Revival, I’d recommend perhaps espadrilles elegantly tied, or if you are feeling like Polly from Peaky Blinders, then straight to the killer heel. The Palazzo Pants are perfectly adaptable to any outfit and can meet your style requirements. Wearing ballet pumps or flats will give you more comfort as they look flattering with the pants. If you are wanting to add even more elegance then you can opt for some gorgeous wedges or heels, whatever you feel is more you!
Stand Out from the Crowd at the Races this Year..
There’s nothing better than shopping for an event like Goodwood, a winter wedding or a birthday celebration and getting outfits that will make you dress to impress. Our Bombshell drop-dead gorgeous red Dior-inspired “Grace” dress gives you the ultimate wow factor. I designed this with the 50’s in mind inspired by Grace Kelly because I absolutely love her and her timeless chic.
This dress is a homage to her and the Dior outfits she adored. Its simple front tie offers an affordable outfit that can be worn time and time again, day or night. The set-in sleeve line brings in a contemporary silhouette and the princess lines sculpt and raise the bust. The skirt has been designed to leave the hips at just the right place so it is perfect for anyone with big hips!
The Tie Front Which Flatters the Tummy Area Is an Amazing Benefit...
...As well as the ¾ turn back sleeves and a stand-up collar which add a little extra spice to the outfit. I wanted to make this dress streamline but add a little extra drama and flare. The colour is breathtaking but not too out there so it is a perfect piece for occasions where you want to dress to impress!
The Amazing Grace...
Another style that we adore for dressing in the era to befit the delights of Goodwood Revival is our jaw-dropping pacific blue silk Grace dress, again, this has been designed to hide a big tummy together with a Princess line to flatter a larger bust, coupled with a perfect sleeve. This dress is just as stunning as the previous one giving you plenty of colour options to choose from! Events like Goodwood welcome this style as it is so 50’s, flattering and elegant. What more could you want?
Figure Flattering Jackets for a Big Bust
Those of you who have a fuller bust like myself, will really appreciate the design and cut for the lux faux fur wrap jacket at the beginning of this post. When the chill sets in and we need a jacket, it’s so important to feel like all our outfit is fitted, which is why the team and I here at Bombshell HQ are always sketching new illustrations for our designs with real women’s bodies in mind. Your time standing in the cold evenings without a jacket has come to an end, because we have managed to create the perfect coats and jackets that go with your dreamy outfit!
You can tell I love Dior can’t you?! Our gold embroidered coat is uniquely exquisite and the racing drivers, showing off their vintage sports cars at Goodwood, would be lucky to have you resting your Champagne on their bonnet. There is just something so striking when you have a coat that compliments your outfit, it makes a dress a complete outfit whilst keeping away the cold! You will feel like you just stepped out of an old movie! This coat has been designed to flatten your curves with gentle sculpting through the bodice and it finishes just below the dress as all good dress coats should!
The Land Girl Style
Goodwood is the perfect place to wear the “You Can Do it” style! When I went to Goodwood one year I had two looks,- one was a sharp tweed suit with a faux fur trim (which was gorgeous) and the other was a 1930’s style jumpsuit. The jumpsuit or indeed boiler suit is a fantastic option if the weather is going to be wet.- yYou will stay dry and comfortable whilst still looking fabulous! A jumpsuit is also really easy to pair with shoes so you don’t have to worry about what looks good, because everything does! You will be effortlessly comfortable with a design that is made to flatter your body (like all Bombshell pieces!) The angel wing sleeve is just past the elbow and the wide-leg palazzo pants with pleats to the front make this a must-have piece for your wardrobe! Every single detail of our jumpsuits is tried and tested to make sure it is a comfortable design. Jump back to the 1930’s with this must-have!
Polka Dots for
Fancy some polka dots on your outfit? Then you will adore our Navy Polka Dot Bombshell ‘Grace’ Tie Front Shirt Dress, this style will make you live through the 50’s just like Grace Kelly. The set-in sleeve line brings in a contemporary silhouette and the skirt leaves the hips in the perfect place and doesn’t project too much. Doesn’t this sound so perfect?
If you love the 50s style of the full skirt and slightly off the shoulder, then our navy small dot Edge of Shoulder dress is perfect for you. Often a lovely fit for a pear-shaped figure, with a slight flare, faux wrap bodice and gorgeous ¾ sleeve, enhanced with midi length below the knee to optimise your full elegance on this special occasion.
We simply have to show off our limited edition forest green polka dot, bell-sleeved dress. What can we say? Pure perfection in a design, for those of you blessed with slender shoulders and larger hips, then this design is for you. It has a clever shoulder pad design and the crepe material feels sublime on skin.
Wanting something completely different? Bombshell has SO many different looks and styles but the Bad Girl look is an all-time favourite! It is so simple to put together but will make you look edgy and seductive. Try pairing our Capri pants with our black edge-of-shoulder top for a dreamy Bad Girl look. The Capri pants are ideal to have in your wardrobe as they are perfect pants for everyday use but when styled correctly they make a flawless outfit that is fit for an occasion like Goodwood!
Audrey Hepburn offers pure sass, and we’ve designed our capri pants to look effortlessly chic on more curvy body shapes, as let’s face it, the majority of us have ample bottoms and thighs, if not tummies and larger busts! Step into Bombshell HQ to design the perfect Audrey match! The Capri pants are so easy to wear with a flat front and side zip for your comfort and ease. The edge-of-shoulder top paired with these pants make a dream team, they will be your new best friends! The black edge off-the-shoulder top is bra-friendly and one of the most strikingly flattering tops you will ever see or wear! The wide, but not low, neckline will make you fall in love with it, and the concealing drapes will help to hide that tummy! You can of course wear this as a casual piece or dress it up with the Capri pants to make the ultimate Bad Girl outfit that will blow everyone’s minds!
American Glitz Look
This is the look that you have been waiting for!
You can glamour all day and all night long with Bombshell’s Sequined Robe in Gold. This robe is a must-have piece if you love a bit of glitz and glam, and just all round elegance! I designed this robe with comfort in mind as well as style (as I love to do with all Bombshell pieces). The slim, yet comfortable sleeves, end in a gentle bell with a gorgeous satin cuff. It really is the dreamiest robe you will ever come across and is the epitome of Hollywood elegance! The v-fronted shape drops flawlessly around your body, skimming past your hips to really flatter your figure. There is absolutely no bulk with this dress, just pure elegance and beauty.
This Glitz look would be perfect for Goodwood’s legendary ball. It is a night full of entertainment, good food and beautiful fashion! The 19th-century theme will make you feel like you have just stepped into a film set and our gorgeous gold robe will definitely be fitting for the era! This style is to die for! Live out every woman’s dream to own a gorgeous American Glitz dress that is comfortable and flattering!
Reminder of Styles to Wear if You Have a Big Bust
Before I finish this blog on dressing for one of my favourite events of the year, Goodwood. I would just like to direct you to a blog I recently wrote on How to Dress for a Big Bust. It really is a good read and as a woman with a full figure, I make sure that all my creations are inclusive for all body types. Here’s the blog How to Dress for a Big Bust. Enjoy!
Summarising my love of Goodwood Revival Vintage Fashion...
Whether or not you decide on a Peaky Blinder’s edgy 20’s pinstripe suit or a 50’s style Hollywood dress, remember to think about your shoes, your clutch bag, and your hairstyle, and take loads of photos! If you wear any Bombshell outfits, do send your pics in and we’ll tag you on our social media or put you on our website! Have a great time no matter the occasion!
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Thanks for reading. Katya x