40s Grable Tea Dress - Navy Polka
40s Grable Tea Dress - Navy Polka
40s Grable Tea Dress - Navy Polka

40s Grable Tea Dress - Navy Polka

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-778

£99.00 5 9 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 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 100% rayon (viscose) and as such gathers beautifully into yokes and umder bust - is similar to the fabrics worn at this time. 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% Viscose top with poly/rayon mix bottom**

**Please note that the bodice fabric is an authentic style crepe a
nd is prone to natural flaws. You may notice this close to the seams at the centre front.

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 falso 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 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

Excellent dress. The design is beautiful, I was worried that the heavier skirt would pull the bodice fabric it of shape but it does not. The sleeves and neck tie are very flattering. The skirt waist is a little loose but the design means this is not really a problem.

5 by

Really lovely dress - so flattering and stylish! My first House of Foxy purchase and already there have been several more...

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