40s Grable Tea Dress - Crimson Dreams
40s Grable Tea Dress - Crimson Dreams

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40s Grable Tea Dress - Crimson Dreams

The House of Foxy A 1940s style tea dress influenced by 1940s wartime pinups like Rita Hayworth, the perfect 40s tea dress for dances. Available in plus sizes FOXY-990

£99.00 4.3333333333333 3 read reviews

We've named this dress 'the Grable' in homage to our favourite 1940s war time pinup - Betty Grable.

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 flutter 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 - the patterned top is high quality rayon crepe in our sugnature 'crimson dreams' and is self lined. 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.  

Proudly made in the UK 

Fabric: 100% rayon crepe on top half with poly/rayon 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 stretch in the plain bottom half - so if you are between sizes through your waist measurement then choose the size below. 

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

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

Loving the 30/40's fashion i thought id give this site a try after seeing and falling in love with this dress. When it came the presentation was very nice, box was in tact and dress was wrapped well. Putting the dress on felt so good, ive never felt so comfortable, the lines are very flattering and not being a small lady i felt feminine and had so many compliments. Cant wait to order more!!
Thank you House Of Foxy!!

3 by

These are such a beautiful style I bought 2 in different patterns. I'm a 22/24, busty and 5ft 9. Sadly the dresses hit just above my knee.

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