40s Grable Tea Dress - Walnut Deco Dot
40s Grable Tea Dress - Walnut Deco Dot

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40s Grable Tea Dress - Walnut Deco Dot

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-1281

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A fabulous autumnal colourway for our best selling tea dance dress we named after wartime pinup 'Betty Grable'. This colourway is a stunning Walnut Brown crepe on the skirt paired with our signature 'Deco Dot' print on the upper bodice.

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 a lovely quality crepe 100% rayon in our signature 'Deco Dot' print paired with brown top quality stretch crepe. Fabric gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust. The bottom fabric is a poly/rayon mix with a touch of spandex which means it will stretch a little to accommodate waist variances.  

Key Features Include:-
- keyhole neckline with tie
- gathers into shoulder yokes and under bust
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- flutter sleeves with whip stitch

Proudly made in the UK 

Fabric: 100% rayon on top half with poly/rayon/spandex mix bottom
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 also very fitted under the bust.

Style suits pear shapes, hourglass and pillar most.

Walnut Deco Dot fabric has no stretch in it.

For more information on fit and sizing please visit our size guide. The measurements refer to 'your' body not the garment itself. Please choose the size that most reflects your measurements.

5 by

Absolutely beautiful! I am utterly delighted with this stunning dress. Once upon a time I was a size 14. Now, sadly, arthritis et al have taken their toll and I have travelled up through the sizes. It was becoming utterly heart-breaking no longer being able to look well turned out in the style I adore.

The weight of the crepe in the skirt gives a beautiful hang and movement, and the cut and design of the bodice emphasises the waist. A lovely comfortable fit aroundnthe arm without the cavernous gaping armholes most manufacturers are intent on cutting into "olus sized" garments.

House of Foxy; a heart-felt plea. Please, please, PLEASE extend the rest of your range to include those of us over an 18. Being left out in the cold clothes wise was really adding to my sadness over my weight gain due to medical issues..... I should dearly love one of everything you have. Go on..... include us!! ;)

Thank you for a stunning garment!

5 by

Beautiful and super comfortable dress. I am in between sizes and I sized down and it fits perfectly. There is quite a lot of space in the bust so unless you have a big cup size I would focus on the waist measurement when picking a size.

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