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The House of Foxy 40s Shirt Waister Dress in Daisy Chain


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Presenting our best selling 1940s shirt dress in a sublime new vintage print 'Daisy Chain' on new 'ecovero' rayon crepe.*

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 has been designed to be as authentic as possible and is based on original patterns and photographs.

Dress demurely buttons right up to the top or of course, can be more worn more open. Blush pink buttons are a fabulous reproduction of an original 1930s button and have an art deco feel to them. Dress has classic iconic shoulder yoke with gathers above bust that fall nicely into tucks into waistline. Cinch furthwe wish sash belt. 

With this dress we haven't compromised for modern manufacturing and this has resulted in an 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
- reproduction 1930s blush pink buttons
- sash belt to nip in at the waist
- sleeves are gathered and are buttoned to fit (so you can adjust to your arm)
- side zip

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

*Rayon crepe fabric is an 'Ecovero' fiber - Derived from certified renewable wood sources using an eco-responsible production process by meeting high environmental standards.

Made in Europe

Fabric: 100% Ecovero rayon (viscose marocain) a authentic feel rayon crepe and behaves like a vintage fabric but creases easily.
Washing instructions: cool hand wash or dry clean as some shrinkage may occur
Length from natural waist: 26 inches

Photo courtsey of @misspersephone

Size Chart:

Fit Class - Loose Fit
Semi-fitted - skims the body so that is follows shape but is not tight.

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 to ensure shapely.

Shape advise: great for all shapes - excellent for those wishing to create a waist due to the blousey nature of garment.

Style suits pear shape, hourglass and pillar most.

Size bust waist hip
UK 8 84cm
33"
65cm
25.5"
89cm
35"
UK 10 89cm
35"
70cm
27.5"
94cm
37"
UK 12 94cm
37"
75cm
29.5"
99cm
39"
UK 14 99cm
39"
80cm
31.5"
104cm
41"
UK 16

104cm
41"

86cm
34"
110cm  
43"
UK 18 110cm
to 43.5"
92cm
to 36.5"
116cm
45.5"
UK 20 * to 117cm
46"
99cm
39"
123cm
48.5"
UK 22 * to 124cm
to 49"
106cm
to 42"
130cm
51"
UK 24 * to 131cm
51.5"
113cm
44.5"
137cm
54"