40s Shirt Waister Dress - Celadon
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Celadon
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Celadon
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Celadon

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40s Shirt Waister Dress - Celadon

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-1257

£99.00 4 2 read reviews

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

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 this 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 design has been designed to be as authentic as possible and is based on original patterns and photographs. With this dress we havent compromised for modern manufacturing and this 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 style rayon crepe and behaves like a vintage fabric and creases easily.

Please note - colour varies on every monitor - this is a pale green - almost sage 

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

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.

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 shapes, hourglass and pillar most.

Fabric has stretch in the plain bottom half - so if you are between sizes through your waist measurement then choose the size below. 

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

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

Absolutely love this dress. Perfect fit and colour. I need one in every colour now!

3 by

Over the past few years my weight has crept up from a size 10 to a size 14-16 ( i know...) I ordered this dress in the size 16 to be on the safe side.
I had to have it, even though it is not a style i am particularly fond of , for the colour alone which is exactly the same shade of 1930s green as my bedroom walls. I absolutely love the colour. They style is a bit unflattering on me and would probably look better on someone younger and thinner (what doesn't?) and it feels a little bit frumpy on me though it looked lovely on another lady that i saw online wearing it.
It fits around the waist though a bit tricky to get into but i feel the slleves are a bit too long and the dress a bit too big in the chest. I would prefer shorter sleeves that puffed more as these tend to hang a bit, probably because it is too big in the top. I thought about sizing down but was worried that the 14 would not fit my stomach, plus, as the dress is 100% viscose the care lable warns that it may shrink by 3% and i have had experiene of clothing bougth from other retailers shrinking after one wash and never fitting again. I think i would give this dress 4 stars if the sleeves were tweeked. I would like to give it 3.5 but that isn't an option. The reason i would give it 4 and not 5 is because i would reserve the 5 stars for teh Grable dress which is perfect!

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