We are so excited to be back at The Festival of Vintage next weekend (22nd & 23rd April) for what is always a fabulous event. Packed full of dance classes, fashion shows, talks and q&as, live music, Make Do and Mend workshops, classic cars and shopping it’s always a firm favourite in our diary.  It is also the best place to sit and watch what everyone is wearing; their attention to vintage detail is inspiring so make sure you watch the Best Dressed Competition held on both days.

We are running fashion shows throughout the two days featuring both The House of Foxy and 20th Century Chap at 12.00 and 3.00pm with some new exciting designs to reveal to you. Best get there early to bag a front row seat!

We have teamed up with them to offer one lucky person a pair of weekend tickets for the festival with more details later, but first let’s talk fashion!

The festival embraces and loves the styles from the 1930s-1960s (there’s no 1980s retro at this event!) which let’s face it, are our favourites too – with some 1920s thrown in for good measure. So, we thought we would pull together a little guide for what to wear, Foxy style.




Surely the “must have” item for the 1930s is the beach pyjama.

New to our collection, this will bring glamour to the festival even though they are based on the new casual dressing from the late 20s and 30s.

Here we have taken influence from the wide leg sailor styles also popular at the time, as well as now, and echoed other key details such as the drop tie and colouring.

Can you believe there is almost 3 metres of fabric in these pyjamas?

Made from rayon crepe for true vintage draping, with patch pockets and a matching kimono to keep off the sun, this look will surely get you noticed plus you will be so comfortable throughout the day.












There are so many pieces to choose from for you to get the 1940s look here at The House of Foxy, but we have chosen what we feel is the perfect vintage style dress that will see you through to summer.

The Grable tea dress is our 2017 version of a best-selling design, this time with a warm red crepe skirt and a geometric patterned bodice.

This dress is the perfect dress to dance in, so a great choice for the festival as they are teaching us a whopping 6 styles of dance over the two days from jive to balboa.

The dress named after our favourite Betty Grable, is truly flattering; with a slimming fit around the waist with elegant short sleeves with a touch of shirring and a sweeping 7-gore skirt to float you through any dance.












For those of you who love the 1950s, how about wearing our new Doris day dress, which will be perfect for the whole day with all the walking you will be doing (while you browse over 100 sellers!).

Based on an original design, this dress has all the detailing you expect from us to bring you a frock that could almost be from the era itself. It has an interesting and unique bodice design that gathers under the bust and tabs at the shoulder in contrast black buttons and is finished into a flattering square neckline.

Grown on sleeves hug the shoulders and the button detail is mirrored in the single pocked on the semi full skirt.

Team up with a simple white cardigan and get set to shop!














There are so many styles to choose from the 1960s; the mini dress, the wiggle dress but also the fit and flare.

We feel the best dress for the festival is our new Lucy dress in an amber floral. This design is very typical of the early 1960s, and we have taken inspiration from a 1963 Sears catalogue but created it in a wearable, washable fabric with simpler lines.

The deep waist panel makes it so flattering for everyone, and the scoop neckline, full pleated skirt and the cute cap sleeves makes this dress our must have summer frock – imagine the picnics wearing this!













Whatever era you decide to wear, make sure you drop by our stand and say hello! We can’t wait to meet you all.

Here is a video from last year’s fashion show

If you want to win a pair of weekend tickets for The Festival of Vintage in York? (who wouldn’t?) then simply share this post on social media, tag us using #thehouseoffoxy and we will choose a winner by weds 19th April. Winners will be notified via social media.



T’s and C’s

  • Tickets are for the day event only and do not include travel, accommodation nor entry into the evening event
  • Tickets are not transferrable.

April 14th, 2017

Posted In: Vintage Events, Vintage Fashion - What to wear

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