40s Dress | Grable

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– Sold Out Size Guide
House of Foxy size guide
UK size USA Germany France Brand
6 2 32 34 6 31 24 33
8 4 34 36 8 33 26 35
10 6 36 38 10 35 28 37
12 8 38 40 12 37 30 39
14 10 40 42 14 39 32 41
16 12 42 44 16 41 34 43
18 14 44 46 18 43 36 45.5
20 16 46 48 20 46 39 48
22 18 46 48 22 49 42.5 51
24 20 46 48 24 51.5 44 54

Please check the item's description for any additional information on size and fit.



  • This is the quintessential 1940s-style tea dance dress, named after wartime pinup Betty Grable.
  • It’s hugely popular with ladies of all shapes and sizes as it’s super flattering and easy to wear.
  • The comfortable rayon stretch crepe fabric means there is give to the waist if you are between sizes.
  • The classic 1940s design features keyhole opening with tie neck – elegant without being revealing.
  • The gathering under the bust provides a beautiful shape that accentuates your smallest part.
  • The floating 7-gore skirt making this 40s dress perfect for dancing or everyday wear. Meanwhile flutter style short sleeves not only look pretty but ensure no restriction of arm movement.
  • You’ll soon consider the 40s Dress Grable an indispensable staple of your wardrobe.
  • Wash by hand with cool water or dry clean.
  • Made in the EU (Poland)


  • Length from natural waist: approx 26 inches

Material & Provenance

upper: 100% viscose. lower: synthetic mix 60% polyester, 34% viscose, 6% spandex


The Grable Dress

House of Foxy

The House of Foxy consider themselves to be the very opposite of fast fashion, believing their products to be investment pieces to be kept and worn many times. The company endeavours to become as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible through the following stated commitments:

  • Working hard to increase recycling throughout the business  
  • Ensuring that all bags, packaging, garment tags and ecommerce bags are made from recyclable materials, biodegradable or sourced from certified sustainable sources
  • Recycling our textile waste and working with partners to deal with any samples, off cuts and fabric ends accumulated to help ensure none of our garments or used textiles end up in landfill.
  • Using recycling points in all our studios, warehousing and offices for everything. -
  • Working hard to eliminate single use plastics  
  • Making sure that we are all mindful of our 'footprint' from considering how much we print to how much we need to travel

House of Foxy are a British company based in Yorkshire and they make some of their garments onsite though larger volume production is manufactured in Poland. 

Foxy and Revival Retro

Clare and her team are clearly trying to do the right thing. Not every aspect of production is transparent but this is clearly a small business trying to make a difference. As we build our relationship with House of Foxy we open lines of communication that help us understand how and why they make their decisions so we know that our values are aligned.

Read more about Revival Retro's considered approach to buying here

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