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30s 'Ava' Tea Dress - Wine Deco Dot

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.
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An exquisite little late 30s tea dress that flatters and has some stunning details.

Another winning combination of top quality craftmanship 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 allows 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

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. 

Fabric: 100% Viscose throughout 
Washing instructions: dry clean only - we recommend dry cleaning due to the bias cut panels in the skirt 
Length from natural waist: approx 25 inches

Care Instructions

Dry Clean

Customer Reviews

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Ruth Schofield (Harringay, GB)
Not sure about this style

This is the second Ava dress I have purchased and they just seem to lead to wardrobe malfunctions! The first one I bought about a year ago and was quite a large fit when I bought it, so when the neckline fell open anytime I moved to reveal the whole front if my bra I thought I had bought the wrong size and put it down to that. I put a couple of stitches in it (which changed the look of the dress - and not for the better) and didn’t wear it too often.

With this one, I tried sizing down. When I tried it on, it was a beautiful fit and I thought that had done the trick but sure enough, when I went out the same thing kept happening. I ended up holding it closed for most of the day which was far from ideal.

I don’t know if this style just doesn’t lend itself to plus size (I bought a size 20 in this) or if something else has gone wrong here, I’m not sure.

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Kateřina

What a stunning dress! Fits perfect, was worth the longer wait.. I love it!

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Anne Sorensen
Beautiful dress

lovely drape to the fabric, perfect fit - I am size 12. Really pleased that it is a good length as I am 5'6" and it is not short on me. Love your clothes!!!

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Niss
in love with the color and print

This is my second Ava but I'm just in love with the color and print so even if I got the blouse and scarf already I wanted to try the dress instead of the other version because there is no synthetic in this one.
Very pleased despite the wait, and it was quicker than expected. I actually prefer the made to order process in the end as it means no waste but can get some items are needed fast.
I sized up for comfort but would say it is tts (can get in without unzipping)

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