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

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

£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 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.

Style suits pear shapes, hourglass and pillar most.

Fabric has comfort 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

I am always impressed by the consistently high quality of this brand. The fabric is amazing, just enough weight, and looks expensive. I got a size 10 and it fits beautifully. Measurements in inches are 34, 27.5, 37.5

5 by

This is my first House of Foxy dress and I am very happy! The high quality fabric is far more structured, thicker and sturdier than I was expecting - a pleasant surprise as it's so different from poorly made fast fashion. It's form hugging without being restrictive and still has some stretch. I have a 34inch bust and 27 or so inch waist and the size 8 fits like a glove. Will definitely be purchasing more HoF dresses in the future!

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