40s Gracie Wrap Dress - Bloomsbury
40s Gracie Wrap Dress - Bloomsbury
40s Gracie Wrap Dress - Bloomsbury

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40s Gracie Wrap Dress - Bloomsbury

The House of Foxy This 1940s 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-1226

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Named after one of our favourite Char ladies ;-) - Gracie is a rework of our very first 1940s style day dress. Influenced by an original CC41 dress and photos - this is a real nod to wartime styles - very wearable, flattering and pretty.

Another very flattering cut which is a classic take on the shirt dress. The wrap style shirt neckline combined with the sleeves creates the a classic wartime, early 1940s silhouette..

Dress has a shirt lapels with wrap but are fixed into the waist - pleats on the shoulder give extra bust room. Sleeves are grown on and have a small turn-up. Skirt is the classic 1940s style - not too much swing but not a wiggle either. We love to nip in the waist with the stunning belt with self covered buckle.

Key Features Include:-
- faux shirt style
- grown on sleeves
- self covered belt to nip in
- side zip

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 our exclusive late 30s reproduction print we have called 'Bloomsbury'. A sumptuous floral print in the jewel colours. Really authentic!

Made in the Europe;

Fabric: 100% Viscose throughout
Washing instructions:cold machine wash, hand wash or dry clean - medium iron. Expect 3% shrinkage if washing. Do not wash belt
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 not sit right 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:-

Size bust waist hip
UK 8 33"
81cm
26"
66cm
35"
88cm
UK 10 35"
86cm
27.5"
70cm
37"
94cm
UK 12 37"
91cm
29"
74cm
39"
99cm
UK 14 39"
96cm
31"
79cm
41"
105cm
UK 16 41"
104cm
33"
84cm
43"
109cm  
UK 18 43"
109cm
36"
91cm
46"
116cm

 

5 by

I was so excited to receive my new dress. The print is fantastic, the cut is very flattering, and the overall fit is perfect. I was between sizes and ordered larger for bust, as the style is belted so waist wasn't a concern. Note: This dress will accommodate a fuller bust, but will require proper foundation garments, and discreet pinning or adding small snaps to keep the neckline demure. This is my second House of Foxy dress, and I look forward to adding more pieces to my wardrobe.

5 by

I wasn't sure about buying this dress because no-one had left any reviews but I decided to take a chance on it and have zero regrets. Its beautiful and flattering and most amazingly of all it has pockets! The colour is so vibrant without clashing chaotically and is a perfect print for spring, while the fabric is quite lightweight and flowy. I usually don't buy wrap dresses because you end up with a slit up the side of the skirt which blows open in the wind but this dress only creates the illusion of a wrap at the bust - it actually has a side zip. Order to waist measurement as it is quite form-fitting. The House of Foxy makes the most amazing quality vintage reproduction pieces! I'm definitely a customer for life.

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