40s Shirt Waister Dress - Busy Lizzie
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Busy Lizzie
40s Shirt Waister Dress - Busy Lizzie

40s Shirt Waister Dress - Busy Lizzie

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-1104

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Utility Green, Red,

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UK 8 Made to order

UK 10 Made to order

UK 12 Made to order

UK 14 Made to order

UK 16 Made to order

UK 18 Made to order

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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
- red buttons
- Sash belt to nip in at the waist
- Sleeves are short with cuff and button to fasten - button can be moved to allow for adjustment
- side zip

This dress is a must have for any 1940s enthusiast.

Fabric is a authentic feel rayon crepe in our reproduction 1930s/40s print we call 'Busy Lizzie' and behaves like a vintage fabric and creases easily.

Please note - colour varies on every monitor - this is a black base with busts of red flowers and green leaves.

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


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