40s Grable Tea Dress - Bottle Green
40s Grable Tea Dress - Bottle Green

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40s Grable Tea Dress - Bottle Green

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-1320

£99.00 5 3 read reviews

A new colourway for our best selling tea dance dress we named after wartime pinup 'Betty Grable'. This colourway is an elegant Bottle Green crepe throughout. A great colour for Autumn which looks great with Mustard, Berry & Brown.

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.

Self lined bodice, side zip.

The fabric is a stretch crepe in a very vintage inspired Bottle tone. Fabric gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust. The touch of spandex 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

Made in Europe

Fabric: 60% polyester 37% viscose 3% spandex
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 and feedback tells us that this area can be a little tight. For this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the bust measurements and if unsure - opt for a size up.

Style suits pear shapes, hourglass and pillar most.

Fabric has a comfort stretch in it -  but if you are between sizes, it would be advisable to select the size above.

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

Size bust waist hip
UK 8 (US4 EUR36) 32"
UK 10 (US6 EUR38) 34"
UK 12 (US8 EUR40) 36"
UK 14 (US10 EUR42) 38"
UK 16 (US12 EUR44) 41"
UK 18 (US14 EUR46) 43"
UK 20 (US16 EUR48) 45"
to 38.5
to 98cm
to 49"
to 124cm
UK 22 (US18 EUR50)** 47"
to 41"
to 104cm
to 51"
to 130cm
UK 24 (US20 EUR52)** 49"
to 44"
to 112cm
to 53"
to 135cm
5 by

I’m kicking myself that I didn’t order this Grable style dress sooner! The material has such a great weight to it that it hangs beautifully and doesn’t wrinkle easily. I was in between sizes do to my bust. I ordered off my waist size (which was the smaller size) and it fits perfect! Another HoF for the win!

5 by

I needed a dress for a 1940’s USO show and I decided on this one. I had settled on another print when they added this new colorway and boy am I glad I waited! The green shows off the lovely lines of the gathers at the bust, and the cut and construction is very flattering! It flows out directly under the bust in an a-line, so I actually probably could have gone down a size because my bust is smaller than my hip measurement, but it still fits really well. If you’re on fence about this dress, don’t be. You won’t regret your purchase!

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