30s 'Ava' Tea Dress - Deco Floral
30s 'Ava' Tea Dress - Deco Floral
30s 'Ava' Tea Dress - Deco Floral
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30s 'Ava' Tea Dress - Deco Floral

The House of Foxy This 1930s tea dress has a most flattering cut and is influenced by the the late 30s dress styles worn from 1938 through into the 1940s wartime period. FOXY-1025

£135.00 4.75 4 read reviews

An exquisite little late 30s tea dress that flatters and has some stunning details.

Another winning combination of top quality craftmanship combined with a plethora of 1930s features and topped of with a vintage style fabric that behaves as it should. Again - we have not held back on detail with this dress.

This is a most flattering cut and is influenced by the the late 1930s dress styles worn from 1938 through into the wartime period.  This dress has been designed to be as faithful as possible to these styles.

Dress has a high back neckline which hugs the back of the neck but alllows the deep plunging cross over neckline to remain demure and not too revealing. Bodice of dress is based on an original vintage 1930s nightwear garment and as a result has authentic detailed gathers into the shoulder and top stitched. The cute cap sleeves hug the shoulder and create an elegant silhouette. Gathers under bust creates a flattering line into a slimming fit around the waist through the fitted waistband. With a sweeping 7-gore skirt to float you through any tea dance. 

Key Features Include:-
- plunge neckline
- top stitching on shirring at shoulder and waist
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- lined skirt
 

The fabrics is a mid weight 100% rayon (viscose) and as such gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust - is similar to the fabrics worn at this time. Print is a new exclusive 30s/40s inspired print 'Deco Floral'. A rich navy blue base with ivory art deco print flowers... swoon. Lining is a woven viscose.

Proudly made in the UK 

Fabric: 100% Viscose throughout
Washing instructions: dry clean only (we recommend dry cleaning due to the bias cut panels in the skirt & skirt lining which can become mis-shapen after washing and in particular line drying)
Length from natural waist: approx 26 inches

This dress is free fitting on hips due to the swing skirt. The bust area is fairly generous but will gape if the bust is too full. Waist band is fitted and for this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the waist 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. This style does not yet conform to our new grades

Size bust waist hip
UK 8 (US4 EUR36) 32 26 35
UK 10 (US6 EUR38) 34 27.5 37
UK 12 (US8 EUR40) 36 29 39
UK 14 (US10 EUR42) 38 30.5 41
UK 16 (US12 EUR44) 40 32 43
UK 18 (US14 EUR46) 42 33.5 45

 

5 by

LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!! I looked at the sizing advice and decided to purchase one in my normal size and one larger, as I am an odd size. I ended up keeping my normal size which fits like a glove, I just had to put a few stitches at the bust as it gaped a little, but otherwise perfect. It is a dream to wear.

5 by

I was skeptical about ordering this dress because I'm in the USA. I'm a US size 4 but according to the size chart it was telling me to order size UK 10/US 6. I took a chance because I liked the dress a lot. I'm glad I did. I'm in love with the dress now. It looks like it was tailored to me fit wise. The fabric is soft and flowery, colors are spot on to picture, easy on/off with side zip, great length, and adorable cap sleeves. I couldn't be happier.
Correspondence was great, shipping was fast, and packaging was good.
Thank you.

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