40s O'hara Cocktail Dress - Red
40s O'hara Cocktail Dress - Red
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40s O'hara Cocktail Dress - Red

The House of Foxy A stunning 1940s style cocktail evening dress inspired by the iconic mid century american fashion designer Dorothy O'hara. FOXY-1184

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A stunning 1940s style cocktail evening dress inspired by the iconic mid century american fashion designer Dorothy O'hara - mistress of draping and 'glorifying figures'.

Dorothy O'hara was known for being a designer at Paramount Studios throughout the 1940s but also had her own fashion label which thrived through the late 40s and 50s. Her designs were incrediably flattering with a focus on strong shoulders and a slim hip - using clever draping techniques to enhance and accentuate the female figure.

This dress is inspired by some of her 1940s designs via handling originals and photographs.

The beauty of this dress is how it flatters the figure whilst still being demure. We've used ruching at the hip and on bustline to create shape and interest whilst the ruching at the shoulders gives a strong 1940s silhouette.

Many of you will love the longer sleeves which have shaping darts on the inside elbow and the back zip for ease in getting the dress on. Full faux wrap on skirt.

This dress is potentially more versatile than it seems, wear with black accessories for practical purposes or glam up with some bling and a fancy up do.

Key Features Include:-
- flattering square neckline with ruching
- wrap skirt with flattering hip gathers
- self covered belt
- back zip
- 3 quarter darted sleeves 

Proudly made in the UK 

Fabric: Viscose/poly/spandex mix - there is some comfort stretch
Washing instructions: cool hand wash or dry clean 
Length from natural waist: approx 27 inches

 This dress is semi fitting on hips due to the wrap style skirt - which is fixed on one side into the upper hip side seam. The bust area is fairly generous and waist is semi fitted as intention is to nip in further with the belt. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the bust measurements and if unsure - opt for a size up.

Feedback tells us that this style suits most shapes.

Fabric has some comfort 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

Flattering cut enhances curves yet still remains highly sophisticated. Particularly love the elbow length sleeves which keep me a little warmer whilst I indulge myself in the old style glamour of this stunning dress.

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