Glorious Goodwood’s relaxed formal atmosphere makes it the ideal racing occasion for this year’s on trend ’70s boho chic look. But do make sure your boho style is elegant chic rather than festival casual especially if visiting the Richmond Enclosure.
Dress code: In the Richmond Enclosure ladies should dress smartly and are encouraged to wear hats. Jeans, shorts and fancy dress are not allowed in any of the enclosures.
Our Firm Fashion Trend Favourites: Maxi dresses, floppy hats, fringing.
Think ’70s headwear and the iconic floppy hat will pop into (or onto) your head. Milliner Rosie Olivia has taken the floppy hat concept and created the wide brimmed Harlow. Shown here in navy straw and trimmed with ivory waffle veiling and two curled quills, this style is also available in black with lime and hot pink with orange. Price £225.
Racing ahead throughout the ’70s was the maxi dress. Phase Eight’s Hiromi maxi captures the retro look perfectly with a large bold flower power print, floaty feminine cap sleeves and a splash of ‘groovy’ purple.
Available in most sizes from Next at £140.
Shop around as this dress can be found on sale in other stores, however sizes are limited.
Maxi dresses actually look better when worn with a low heel or flat sandals, a great choice for Goodwood with its uneven terrain and decking areas. Gladiator styles have triumphed this year but some may be too casual. French Connection dresses up their ankle gladiator style with shiny silver metallic leather and a small wedge heel ensuring they are hot to trot in the Richmond Enclosure.
French Connection Winona sandal available from House of Fraser. Price £95.
Suede fringing, a firm favourite of the ’70s, has reawakened from its long fashion slumber to once again be one of the first trends past the winning post. Keeping the outfit smart, we’ve chosen a fringed clutch bag. Biba January Fringed clutch bag, from House of Fraser, makes a stylish statement with extra long fringing, ’70s purple hue of magenta and mock croc leather. Price £115.
To complete the Boho look, jewellery should be delicate but fun with tassels, beads and lots of layers amongst the silver and gold. Annie Haak’s Boho gold bracelet stack makes a quiet statement with 14ct gold plate beads, small heart charm and lilac coloured Japanese glass beads. Price £125.
Keep layering with Miss Chelsea watch from Abbot Lyon with candy pink leather strap. Price £125.
Complete the look with East‘s glass bead tassel necklace in peony pink. The pink adds a bold pop of colour whilst complementing the purple in the dress, price £25. Also available in lagoon blue and slate grey.