An alternative to the floaty summer garden chic look for the Qatar Goodwood Festival 2018 (31st July–4th August) is the smart but fun vintage style.

One of the fashion designers mentioned in our five fashion designers to follow article is Louise Rose Couture who has a passion for the 1950s fashion.

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The demure boat neckline of Louise Rose Couture’s ’50s inspired dress dips into a sexy V shape at the back with hand sewn covered buttons. Hidden pockets in the full circle skirt will keep those winning betting slips to hand. Made to order and available in sizes from UK6–24 and also can be made in other colours. Price £240 via Etsy.

For extra swish wear with a petticoat underneath. The fullness of the skirt created by a petticoat gives the appearance of an hour glass figure and a cinched in waist. Available in white, ivory, black or red. Price £36 via Etsy.

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Keep up the vintage look with a ’50s style headpiece. Dorothy Morant’s hand blocked sinamay early ’50s style head band, Eliza is adorned with handmade silk flowers, feathers, silk ribbon and spotted veiling. Price £140.

Kitten heels are purrfect for the ’50s look and more practical than the high stiletto when walking on Goodwood’s grassy and decking areas.

Lucy Choi Momo Blue Metallic kitten heels. Price £215.

Although not actually vintage style, Zatchel’s Sugarcube’s boxy silhouette and top handle complement the look. Living up to its name the handmade leather Sugarcube is sweet and available in various colours from pale sugar almonds to bold jelly shades including bright green. Price was £75 but now on sale for £30.

Cat’s-eye sunglasses are a classic ’50s look with their elegant feline inspired swept up style. Go for RetroPeeepers’ Betty sunglasses in graduated blue. Price £16.

Finish off the vintage look with bold costume jewellery. Konplott’s Mille Fleurs collection is a meadow of colourful floral jewellery. Dangling stud earrings. Price £30.50. Posy bouquet ring. Price £33.50. Bracelet £57.50.

Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.

You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com

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