An exquisite little late 30s tea dress that flatters and has some stunning authentic vintage 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 very flattering cut for most shapes 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 for 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. Print is our exclusive SS2019 seasonal print - 'Love Story'. A sumptuous floral print on a light duck egg blue base. Really authentic!
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 pear shapes, hourglass and pillar most.
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.
Another stunning dress from HOF. I have the Ava dress in many prints but this just might be my favourite. Such a gorgeous and authentic print and because HOF designed the print for the fabric you know you are not going to come across it anywhere else.
I had to wait a while for the dress to be made but it was worth it. It fits like a glove and although i've gained several dress sizes since i first started buying HOF it is so flattering, even in a larger size.
HOF dresses are not exactly cheap but in my opinion you are paying for the qality and i consider them investment pieces. Just look after them and get them dry cleaned as recommened as this fabric can shrink and lose shape if you don't follow the care instructions.
Just Spring Stunning!
My favourite HOF dress so far. A perfect fit (have a size 12, I'm 5'4" tall) absolutely in love with this print. It's a bundle of authenticity; from the fabric to the print, fit, detail, colour, and hangs beautifully.
A perfect Lindy Hop special occasion dancing dress, stays put in all the right places, swirls like a dream and the cap sleaves keep you fresh! I shortened it to arrive at knee level for dancing, but looks great as it is too. Recommend adding the crepe scarf of the same fabric to your order, to top off the look as and when needed. I teamed it with the cable crop cardigan in gold for a contrast and worked perfectly. Guaranteed to turn heads, and rock up endless compliments!
Now deciding on the next "Ava" colourway, one may not be enough ;-)
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