40s Grable Tea Dress - Brick
40s Grable Tea Dress - Brick
40s Grable Tea Dress - Brick
40s Grable Tea Dress - Brick

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40s Grable Tea Dress - Brick

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-1171

£99.00 5 3 read reviews

A new limited edition colourway for our best selling tea dance dress we named after wartime pinup 'Betty Grable'. This colourway is a stunning warm red (we call the colour 'brick') crepe throughout - a very autumnal colour. 

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 fabric is a stretch crepe in a very vintage inspired mustard tone. Fabric gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust. The 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: 96% polyester 4% spandex
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"
UK 10 (US6 EUR38) 34"
UK 12 (US8 EUR40) 36"
UK 14 (US10 EUR42) 38"
UK 16 (US12 EUR44) 41"
UK 18 (US14 EUR46) 43"
UK 20 (US16 EUR48) 45"
to 38.5
to 98cm
to 49"
to 124cm
UK 22 (US18 EUR50)** 47"
to 41"
to 104cm
to 51"
to 130cm
UK 24 (US20 EUR52)** 49"
to 44"
to 112cm
to 53"
to 135cm
5 by

Let me start off by saying that this is a BEAUTIFUL dress and such high quality. I definitely could have gone down a size, but I will take it to my local alterations shop to nip it in the waist. (My measurements are odd, anyway.) I love this dress so much and I plan on wearing for a DDAY remembrance day event, which holds a swing dance. This is my second purchase from House Of Foxy and so far I'm thrilled with everything I have received. I send so much love from the states! You are exactly what I have been looking for, and MORE!

5 by

Love this dress! Wore it for the first time last night at a swing dance, and it was perfect! The color is beautiful, the cut and style was very comfortable and flattering, and it swished and flowed like a dream! Would definitely recommend, perfect for creating a 1940s look.

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