You've Got the Moves, Now Get the Look!

Now that you've learnt how to dance this great authentic style, it's time to look the part as well!

And there's plenty of choice!

Whether its cool smart 40's or colourful 50's there are many on-line stores selling new and original vintage outfits for you to wear on the social dance scene. 

And you may be surprised to learn that one of the UK's leading suppliers of vintage clothing are based just down the road in Portsmouth.

vintage_look_trousers.jpg, proud sponsers of Jive 'n' Boogie have thousands of items available on their website from jackets to jumpsuits to trousers, blouses and many accessories. So whatever you're after be sure to check out their website. Why not pop down to their warehouse in Portsmouth and meet Mike and Char in person, and try on some outfits chosen from their website. Just email them for a convenient time to visit. Mike and Char learned to Swing Jive at our Chichester course, so they'll know exactly what to suggest for you!


So with so many styles and looks..where do I start?

It's the question most asked by our new students when first dipping their toe into the vintage scene.

The internet is the perfect place to see the many styles that existed in the 40's and 50's. Youtube has many clips from the era. Try searching things like "Rockabilly Style" or "Vintage hair and makeup tutorial", or maybe search an era such as "1940's style" or "1950's style".

There are also many weekend and all-day events happening throughout the year, and most of these have clothing stalls from leading vintage sellers as well as authentic 'pre-loved' clothing often at bargain prices.

Weekenders such as Twinwood, Atomic and Rhythm Riot all have clothing suppliers and manufacturers present and it's a great opportunity to try on many items you may see online. These events are also great places to people watch and get a 'feel' for what's available. Not everyone dresses up at vintage events so you won't feel out of place if you don't. With so much choice available it can be  little overwelming, but the golden rule is typically, if it feels good then it's perfect for you!


Visit our major UK events page for a comprehensive list of main Weekenders and all-day events here in the UK 

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