30s 'Ava' Tea Dress - Powder Blue
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30s 'Ava' Tea Dress - Powder Blue

The House of Foxy This 1930s tea dress has a most flattering cut and is influenced by the the late 30s dress styles worn from 1938 through into the 1940s wartime period. FOXY-1418

£135.00 £79.00 5 4 read reviews

Another winning combination of top quality craftsmanship combined with a plethora of 1930s features and topped of with a vintage style fabric that behaves as it should. Again - we have not held back on detail with this dress.

This is a most flattering cut and is influenced by the the late 1930s dress styles worn from 1938 through into the wartime period. This dress has been designed to be as faithful as possible to these styles.

Dress has a high back neckline which hugs the back of the neck but alllows the deep plunging cross over neckline to remain demure and not too revealing. Bodice of dress is based on an original vintage 1930s nightwear garment and as a result has authentic detailed gathers into the shoulder and top stitched. The cute cap sleeves hug the shoulder and create an elegant silhouette. Gathers under bust create a flattering line into a slimming fit around the waist through the fitted waistband. With a sweeping 7-gore skirt to float you through any tea dance. 

Key Features Include:-
- plunge neckline
- top stitching on shirring at shoulder and waist
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- lined skirt

The fabrics is a mid weight 100% rayon (viscose) and as such gathers beautifully into yokes and under bust - is similar to the fabrics worn at this time. Lining is a woven viscose.

Proudly made in the UK 

Fabric: 100% Viscose throughout
Washing instructions: dry clean only (we recommend dry cleaning due to the bias cut panels in the skirt & skirt lining which can become mis-shapen after washing and in particular line drying)
Length from natural waist: approx 25 inches

Fit Class - Semi-fitted
"skims the body so that is follows shape and may have close fitting areas (e.g. waist)"  

This dress is free fitting on hips due to the swing skirt. The bust area is fairly generous but will gape if the bust is too full. Waist band is fitted and for this reason, we strongly suggest that you select your size through the waist measurements.

Style suits most shapes.

Fabric has no 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 was looking for a powder blue vintage style dress and I loved the silhouette of the Ava tea dress. To be honest I had ordered another dress from HOF in the past but the smallest size, UK 8 appeared to be too big on me ( Just for reference I am 5’2 and my measurements are about 33 -25-36) . Although I saw that this dress was “staff recommended”, honesty I was a little skeptical, even mentally preparing to return the dress, but wow I am so glad I went ahead and ordered it. This dress is so beautiful on and it truly fit like a glove! I am definitely planning to order other colors and prints in the future!

5 by

If only i was as gorgeous as this dress... another stunning Ava to add to my collection, i have it in most prints and colours. This sky blue may look simple at first glance but honestly it is not .It is so flattering. The side zip poses no problem as long as you are careful not toget your lipstick on it! My advice would be that if possible do your hair and makeup afterwards. Also, try to wear an authentic style bra. Vintage and vintage style clothing looks better if you are wearing the right foundation garments/underwear.

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