40s Shirt Waister Dress - Utility Green
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Utility Green
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Utility Green
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40s Shirt Waister Dress - Utility Green

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-1024

£129.00 5 3 read reviews

Also available in:
Red, Ebony, Mustard,

Our newly restyled 1940s shirt dress in a 'very' 40s colourway we are calling utility green. Ideas of what a utility colour is can vary - but this is a deep teal blue/green reminiscent of CC41/utility wear due to its proximity in colour to uniform fabrics. During the war, fabric and dyes were restricted.

The devil is in the detail and this dress has authentic vintage styling in abundance. We think this is the perfect 40s shirt dress and this is part of our 'authentic vintage' collection.

The shirt waister dress is the epitome of 1940s wartime styling. It is practical, demure, elegant and classy - all the hallmarks of the 1940s. This dress design has been designed to be as authentic as possible and is based on original patterns and photographs. With this dress we havent compromised for modern manufacturing and this has resulted in a new and extra special dress we are really proud to bring to you.

1940s shirt waister features include:-
- iconic gathers into a low shoulder yoke at front and back
- tucks at the bottom of blouse into waist seam (gives plenty of room for movement)
- authentic style collar which can be buttoned right to the top or left open
- shell buttons
- Sash belt to nip in at the waist
- Sleeves are gathered and are buttoned to fit
- side zip

This dress is a must have for any 1940s enthusiast.

Fabric is a authentic feel rayon and behaves like a vintage fabric and creases easily.

Colours on monitors will vary - this is a deep teal green.

Proudly made in the UK

Fabric: 100% rayon
Washing instructions: Cool hand wash or dry clean as some shrinkage may occur
 Washing instructions: 30 degrees
Length: from natural waist: 26 inches

This dress is roomy at the top to ensure it is a practical garment.

However, ladies with a larger bust would be advised to go up a size if unsure. The dress is easily nipped in at the waist with the sash belt.

Shape advise: great for all shapes - excellent for those wishing to create a waist due to the blousey nature of garment.

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

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 31 41
UK 16 (US12 EUR44) 40 33 43
UK 18 (US14 EUR46) 42 36 45


5 by

I bought this dress in red and loved the fit of it so much that I had to get it in a different colour! I tend to undo the buttons for a more v-neck style, and the loose drape of the skirt is so graceful when you walk. There's a zip hidden under your arm on the left side so there's no stretch, but the waist tie creates a lovely hourglass silhouette. I feel like the actual shade of green is slightly darker than the image, but maybe thats just my monitor. The quality of everything I've bought from House of Foxy has been amazing - they've won me over as a loyal customer!

5 by

I received this dress yesterday, having waited for it for weeks because Customs in Canada are truly bizarre. I had given up all hope and then like magic, almost a month later, I received it-usually it only takes a week. I tore through the packaging and put it on, went to a mirror, looked at myself and burst into tears. I never thought I was going to get it and so getting it and seeing how spectacular it looked on, the cut, the fabric and the fabulous colour, I simply wept with joy. I had worried that the dress wouldn't look so good on my 40 inch chest as the model in the photo wears it so elegantly but looks so slight. This dress does fabulous things for my curves. It is extremely easy to wear, elegant and functional. I feel like a gem in it. Thank you House of Foxy, you are the best!!!!!

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