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A redesign of our best selling 1940s shirt dress - 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 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 has been designed to be as authentic as possible and is based on original patterns and photographs. With this dress we haven't compromised for modern manufacturing, which 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
- NEW replica vintage 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 but creases easily.
Proudly made in the UK
Fabric: 100% rayon
Washing instructions: cool hand wash or dry clean as some shrinkage may occur
Length: from natural waist: 26 inches
Fit Class - Loose Fit
Semi-fitted - skims the body so that is follows shape but is not tight.
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 to ensure shapely.
Shape advise: great for all shapes - excellent for those wishing to create a waist due to the blousey nature of garment.
Style suits pear shape, hourglass and pillar most.
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.
I have the House of Foxy Shirt Waister in almost every color, so I'm going to sound like a broken record. I LOVE these dresses!!! The Kingfisher is particularly divine! I can wear an 8 or a 10 in this style dress. It is roomy and it should be for comfort. On me the 8 is a bit more fitted, and the 10 is more relaxed. I am 35-28-38.
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