30s Pleated Shorts - Navy
30s Pleated Shorts - Navy
30s Pleated Shorts - Navy

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30s Pleated Shorts - Navy

The House of Foxy 1940s swing trousers in racing green for ladies, high waisted, wide leg with four shell buttons on the side. Pure luxury and typical of 1940s style FOXY-1146

£59.00 4.6666666666667 6 read reviews

Also available in:
Tan, Red, Black,

These splendid pleated shorts are adapted from an original and a pattern and they are just fabulous!

Shorts are pleated throughout (3 on each side - including the centre front gusset pleat) and are the forerunner design favoured for girls' school gym shorts - nostalgic and sweet, these shorts are a perfect addition to any 30s and 40s vintage fan wardrobe and great for summer! We love them with navy and ivory.

These fit on the natural waist and have a single shell button fastening with a short zip.

Key features:-

- 4 pleats
- firm waistband
- top sticthing detail
- side zip & shell button
- deep gusset

These are a mid weight fabric, warm but breatheable. Rayon/poly mix with a little bit of spandex for stretch, hand wash recommended.

These have been painstakingly researched and are adapted from an original 1930s pattern with further inspiration taken from an original pair of ladies tennis shorts. 

Length from natural waist: approx 16.5 inches 

Made in the UK

*colour may vary on monitors - please be aware we may not accurately reproduce the colour

We advise to choose by your waist size. There isn't any stretch in the waist but you can move the button if needed.

This means that there is some margin if your measurements don't come up exactly like our table below.

Size waist hip
UK 8 26"
UK 10 27.5"
UK 12 29"
UK 14 31"
UK 16 33"
UK 18 36"


4 by

This pants are lovely, the fabric is really nice and thick, but I found that the sizing was not really accurate as these were really big on me. My waist falls a little bit under the UK10, and my hip measurement is like the corresponding for a UK12; I decided to buy the UK10, as usually I'm between a UK8-UK10 depending of how much stretch the fabric has, so the UK10 should've been a good fit, but I had at least an extra 8 cm in the waist and a couple on the hips (which was really surprising and welcome, as this was what worried me more. I've given them to my sister and I intend to buy a UK8 now and see how those fit! So keep in mind you still have some extra cm to count on if you need them!

5 by

Really lovely shorts. I have never been a big shorts wearer as modern ones tend to be short and fairly tight. I am a size 10 but never feel that comfortable with them.

I paid for next day delivery (which worked perfectly) as I wanted to wear them for the current heatwave in the UK. They are absolutely wonderful for this - I wore them in 24C heat walking a few miles and was really comfortable. There is so much fabric, combined with a deep gusset, they are very breathable and comfortable around the legs, letting the heat and moisture out rather than trapping it like tight trousers do. Great for a windy day also - they will never blow up like a skirt does!

The fabric is smooth and fairly thick, it feels very good quality. I did notice a pill or pull of a thread which I was a bit worried about, but I snipped it off and it looks ok.

A size 10 fits my 27" waist perfectly and gave plenty of room around my 36/37" hips. Although there is a lot of fabric in these shorts due to the pleats, you don't feel swamped in them. The flat front is very flattering and conceals one's tummy. They fall about 2 inches above my knees, I am 5"1 with a 27" inseam. I wore them with the 30s sports blouse and they go well together.

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