30s 'Ava' Tea Dress - Celadon
30s 'Ava' Tea Dress - Celadon
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30s 'Ava' Tea Dress - Celadon

The House of Foxy This 1930s 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-1259

£135.00 5 1 read reviews

Another winning combination of top quality craftmanship combined with a plethora of 1930s features and topped of with a vintage style fabric that behaves as it should. Again - we have not held back on detail with this dress.

This is a most flattering cut and is influenced by the the late 1930s dress styles worn from 1938 through into the wartime period. This dress has been designed to be as faithful as possible to these styles.

Dress has a high back neckline which hugs the back of the neck but alllows the deep plunging cross over neckline to remain demure and not too revealing. Bodice of dress is based on an original vintage 1930s nightwear garment and as a result has authentic detailed gathers into the shoulder and top stitched. The cute cap sleeves hug the shoulder and create an elegant silhouette. Gathers under bust create a flattering line into a slimming fit around the waist through the fitted waistband. With a sweeping 7-gore skirt to float you through any tea dance. 

Key Features Include:-
- plunge neckline
- top stitching on shirring at shoulder and waist
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- lined skirt

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. This dress in celadon green crepe - the perfect 30s green but truly difficult to represent on screen - so please check social media for other images. Lining is a woven viscose.

Proudly made in the UK 

Fabric: 100% Viscose throughout
Washing instructions: dry clean only (we recommend dry cleaning due to the bias cut panels in the skirt & skirt lining which can become mis-shapen after washing and in particular line drying)
Length from natural waist: approx 25 inches

Fit Class - Semi-fitted
"skims the body so that is follows shape and may have close fitting areas (e.g. waist)"  

This dress is free fitting on hips due to the swing skirt. The bust area is fairly generous but will gape 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 most shapes.

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"
UK 10 35"
UK 12 37"
UK 14 39"
UK 16 41"
UK 18 43"


5 by

OMG I love this dress! I have bougth several Ava dresses recently and i am a new convert after always sticking to teh Grables. The dress is soooo flattering. I was always afraid, as i have said before, that i would struggle to get into a dress that involves going over the head as i always think i am going to get stuck in it. I needn't have worried though. The dress fits beautifully and makes me look slimmer than i am. It is my favourite colour and matches my bedroom walls perfectly! I even have a calendar from 1938 and teh lady in it is wearing the same colour, it's such an iconic colour and not one you see often today. I love this dress so much that i migth buy another one to keep as a spare. I will also dry clean this one as recommended because if it did shrink it migth become too snug. As it is it is just perfect!

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