As the ultimate stylish garden party, Glorious Goodwood is one of the most relaxed of the big festivals.
By relaxed we don’t mean tee-shirts and denims, think fresh, chic and floaty rather than cocktail dresses. Vintage is also a winner here. Read our recommendations for Glorious Goodwood Fashion 2017.
Suzannah’s Lingerie midi dress juxtaposes a 1930s inspired silhouette with the ‘must have’ ruffles cascading from the shoulders to the waist, the fashionable cold shoulder and the important asymmetric hemline. This midi is also inspired by Parisian lingerie, another on trend style this season. The fresh green, sand and red French archive floral print with a cool base colour of dusty pink is perfect for the ultimate garden party. Made of silk crepe and part lined in silk habotai. Price £950.
Like the maxi dress, the midi can look great in both high and low heels. For Glorious Goodwood shoes, beautiful sandals are your friend – flat, wedge or block-heeled. Avoid stilettos – unless you are planning to aerate the lawns.
Biba’s Madena laser cut suede sandals have a low block metallic heel for that flash of glamour. Price £75 from House of Fraser.
While not obligatory, ladies are encouraged to wear hats, but aim for elegant wide-brimmed straw summer hats, ladies’ Panama, or understated pillbox rather than outrageously eye-catching.
Summer Straw hat handmade by Joanne Edwards Hats in light sand with peach silk organza trim. Price £560 from Etsy.
Keep jewellery chic and simple.
Twinkle underneath that summer hat with Glow X rose gold plated earrings studded with sparkling clear crystals from Swedish jewellery brand Edblad. Price approx £62.
Rose gold plated Dove Bangle also from Edblad fits the garden party theme in an understated way, Price approx £36. Matching Dove necklace is also available.
Enquiries for all Edblad jewellery is via Nordic Agencies.
Sunglasses are a must. Moscot offer a wide range of frames and colours. Their Lemtosh Sun range includes summer shades of blush and cool calming sage with grey tinted lens. Price £250.
Available online and at their flagship store: 37 Beak Street, Carnaby, London, W1F 9RZ.
With its views of the sea, Goodwood is also known for its cooler breezes so look for a summer cape, fine cashmere poncho or elegant wrap to accessorise your outfit.
Silk crepe double sided wrap in blush and ivory. Price £395 from Suzannah.
Allow for a scorcher by toting a larger handbag that has room to contain the cover-up if the breeze has dropped.
The humble straw bag usually relegated to the beach and picnics has risen to the forefront to be this season’s essential handbag. Whether you go for the hard basket weave or the suppler straw tote, both are top of the fashionista’s list.
Make your mark and go for an EllieandBelle personalised wicker basket from Etsy. Price £60.
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