40s Grable Tea Dress - Black
40s Grable Tea Dress - Black

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40s Grable Tea Dress - Black

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-1322

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A new colourway for our best selling tea dance dress we named after wartime pinup 'Betty Grable'. This colourway is an Ebony Black crepe throughout. Could this be the perfect little black dress?

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 Ebony 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. The measurements refer to 'your' body not the garment itself. Please choose the size that most reflects your measurements:-

 

Size bust waist hip
UK 8 33"
83cm
26"
66cm
35"
88cm
UK 10 35"
88cm
27.5"
70cm
37"
94cm
UK 12 37"
94cm
29"
74cm
39"
99cm
UK 14 39"
99cm
31"
79cm
41"
104cm
UK 16 41"
104cm
33"
83cm
43"
109cm  
UK 18 43"
109cm
36"
91cm
46"
116cm
UK 20 45"
114cm
38.5"
98cm
49"
124cm
UK 22 47"
119cm
41"
104cm
51"
130cm
UK 24 49"
124cm
44"
112cm
53"
135cm

For more information on fit and sizing please visit our size guide 

5 by

This is my 3rd Grable dress from House of Foxy, and my favourite so far! The gathers in the bodice lay beautifully in this fabric. As always, the quality of construction and materials are excellent.

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