40s Shirt Waister Dress - Red
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Red
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Red
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Red
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Red

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40s Shirt Waister Dress - Red

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-991

£99.00 5 2 read reviews

Also available in:
Ebony, Mustard, Walnut Deco Dot, Celadon,

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
- 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 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.

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

Style suits pear shape, hourglass and pillar most.

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

This is honestly the perfect dress - really authentic looking - the fabric is beautiful and the shape is amazing and so flattering

5 by

Oh what a lovely, lovely dress! This was my first House of Foxy purchase, and I'm totally in love. The fabric is nice and soft, and the dress is so comfortable. Very authentic '40s shape too! Here's hoping for dark green! First of many purchases.

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