40s Grable Tea Dress - Deco Navy
40s Grable Tea Dress - Deco Navy

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40s Grable Tea Dress - Deco Navy

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-1123

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A customer requested colourway for our best selling tea dance dress we named after wartime pinup 'Betty Grable'. This colourway is a stunning navy crepe on the skirt paired with our signature 'deco floral' 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 Floral' print paired with navy 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"
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

This is the 3rd dress I have in this style and I am so please with it. The color is rich and flattering and the cut is amazing on my US size 22 body. It hugs everything nicely and makes me look 3 sizes smaller. If you are a larger chested woman no worries there is room for a larger breast size.

5 by

Simply darling. This is in my first order to HoF, and I was so worried about ordering clothes online. Worry not, the dress was cut true to measurements and while it hugs waist and bust line (as stated in fit) it did flare nicely around my hips that are actually 1" wider than my dress size.

This dress fit my US size 20 body nicely. And I will not be hesitating about my next purchase from HoF. If you're a plus size beauty looking for that next dress to hug your curves, this is THE SHOP you're been looking for.

Where this dress is going: San Francisco for a 'Time Traveler' themed wedding.

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