40s Homefront Dancing Dress - Walnut Deco Dot
40s Homefront Dancing Dress - Walnut Deco Dot
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40s Homefront Dancing Dress - Walnut Deco Dot

The House of Foxy This 1940s 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-1250

£135.00 5 2 read reviews

Also available in:
Celadon Crepe, Red Ditsy,

Another faithful reproduction 1940s dress based on a CC41 original and packed e stunning authentic vintage details.

A winning combination of experienced and authentic pattern cutting with attention to detail and topped off with a vintage style fabric that behaves as it should. Another dess that we have not held back on detail with.

This is a very flattering cut which is heavily based on a CC41 style from the designers own collection. The neckline style combined with the sleeves creates the a classic wartime, early 1940s silhouette..

Dress has a demure 'squared' neckline enhanced by faux bow/tab sections on each shoulder (perhaps not very clear on the photo). Gathers under bust creates 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. 

Sleeves are extra special.... VERY late 30s/40s design in order to reflect the strong shoulder styles of the time. Gathered at the sleeve head and designed with a slight pouch created by 3 stitched tucks.

Key Features Include:-
-  demure 'squared' neckline
- authentic bowed detail at shoulder
- sweeping 7-gore skirt
- side zip
- lined throughout

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. Print is our exclusive 30s reproduction print we have called 'Deco Dot'. A sumptuous walnut brown base with coffee deco circles.
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 26 inches

This dress is free fitting on hips due to the swing skirt. The bust area is fairly generous but will not sit right 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 and if unsure - opt for a size up.

Style suits pear shapes, hourglass and pillar most.

Fabric has no stretch in it - so 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. This style does not yet conform to our new grades

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 30.5 41
UK 16 (US12 EUR44) 40 32 43
UK 18 (US14 EUR46) 42 33.5 45


5 by

First off my measurements are 44-32-46. I purchased the size 18 because I was nervous about the sizing. I always have to buy according to the bust & hips, then take in the waist myself. So that’s what I did no problem. But then I turned around and wanted the green one as well! But only the size 16 was available. I went ahead and got it even though I was dubious if it would fit. But like a glove it fit! I was shocked! I have NEVER bought a dress I didn’t do some sort of alterations on!! I love this dress, the cut, the material the sizing is spot on for me! I love that there’s a built in slip! So easy to toss over my head, zip up the side and I’m off! Thank you so much! I loved it so much that I bought the red one too!

5 by

This dress is perfect vintage style! I measure 39-29-42 and ordered the size 14. It's really comfortable and I don't even have to wear shapewear for a great fit!

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