40s Grable Tea Dress - Emerald Deco Dot
40s Grable Tea Dress - Emerald Deco Dot
40s Grable Tea Dress - Emerald Deco Dot

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40s Grable Tea Dress - Emerald Deco Dot

The House of Foxy This 1940s style tea dress is influenced by 1940s war time pinups like Betty Grable - and is perfect for swing jive or lindy bop dancing by House of Foxy. FOXY-1142

£99.00 4.8 5 read reviews

A customer requested colourway for our best selling tea dance dress we named after wartime pinup 'Betty Grable'. This colourway is a stunning bottle green crepe on the skirt paired with our signature 'deco dot' print on the upper bodice.

This is the perfect dress for dancing! A most becoming dress with a demure tie neckline  - softly shirred into shape with shoulder yokes and gathered under the bust.

This dress has been designed to be as faithful as possible to the 1940s styles. 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.

New flutter style sleeves that drape the shoulder make this dress perfect for dancing as they do not restrict the upper arm at all.

Fully lined bodice, side zip.

The fabrics are - top is a lovely quality crepe 100% rayon in our signature 'Deco Dot print paired with bottle green top quality stretch crepe. Fabric gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust. The bottom fabric is a poly/rayon mix with a touch of spandex and means it will stretch a little to accommodate waist variances.  

Key Features Include:-
- keyhole neckline with tie
- gathers into shoulder yokes and under bust
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- flutter sleeves with whip stitch

Proudly made in the UK 

Fabric: 100% rayon on top half with poly/rayon/spandex mix bottom
Washing instructions: cool hand wash or dry clean 
Length from natural waist: approx 26 inches

This dress is free fitting on hips due to the swing skirt and skims the waist. The bust area is fairly generous but is more fitted than it looks. It is also very fitted under the bust and feedback tells us that this area can be a little tight. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the bust measurements and if unsure - opt for a size up.

Style suits pear shapes, hourglass and pillar most.

Fabric has no stretch in it - so if you are between sizes - it would be advisable to select the size above.

Please refer to the table below as a size guide. Measurements are in inches.

Size bust waist hip
UK 8 (US4 EUR36) 32"
81cm
26"
66cm
35"
88cm
UK 10 (US6 EUR38) 34"
86cm
27.5"
70cm
37"
94cm
UK 12 (US8 EUR40) 36"
91cm
29"
74cm
39"
99cm
UK 14 (US10 EUR42) 38"
96cm
31"
79cm
42"
106cm
UK 16 (US12 EUR44) 41"
104cm
33"
84cm
43"
109cm  
UK 18 (US14 EUR46) 43"
109cm
36"
91cm
46"
116cm
UK 20 (US16 EUR48) 45"
114cm
to 38.5
to 98cm
to 49"
to 124cm
UK 22 (US18 EUR50)** 47"
119cm
to 41"
to 104cm
to 51"
to 130cm
UK 24 (US20 EUR52)** 49"
124cm
to 44"
to 112cm
to 53"
to 135cm
4 by

Fabulous dress, except that it hits at the top of my knees on my 6’ frame! I would gladly pay more money for a custom length option for dresses!

5 by

Simply charming. I picked this dress up knowing the silhouette works well on a plus size hour glass figure. And wowsers, does it ever. The forest green skirt is going to be rocking around the Christmas tree. The deco dot print is so fun, and it works well against my skin tone (porcelain). It's cut true to size, with give in the waist but not the bust, so be honest when you're measuring yourself for sizing purposes.

I couldn't recommend this dress more to women that need that waist definition but always run into issues with dressing their more curvy bodies.

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