According to the Oxford dictionary, the tea dress is the one with a hem that falls over the ankle and below the knee. In the fashion industry, they are also known as midi dresses. It is usually contrasted with the summer dress or cocktail dress that has this midi length.
The tea dresses can be worn for any daytime event – outside of parties, tea parties or barbecues. They can also be a good night staple. It can be worn for graduations, weddings and late night parties in the clubs.
In this outfit post we will see how you can combine formal and casual tea-length dresses in equal measure and look classy or modern. I’ve divided the dresses into two sections to make it easier for you to come up with the right outfit ideas.
Casual and street style
Here are the dresses that are usually for a day or some slightly less elegant events. You can wear them as casual wear without worrying about looking overdressed. Let’s see how you can style them.
If you ask me, the floral dress should always come first. I like the floral pattern and I think everyone should have at least one dress in this pattern.
This outfit represents the great balance between cute floral print and biker style with a leather jacket.
Be sure to check out the outfit ideas for cropped leather jackets.
You can wear it with the heels and flats alike. In the photo above you can see fantastic sandals in the popular nude color.
This gorgeous, tea-length cotton dress is a great solution for those hot summer days when you have no idea what to wear. The super cute patterns make it even more interesting. From the shoulders neckline is a very nice detail.
You just have to put on some jewelry and you can easily upgrade this combination to the great outfit for evening and night events. If you want to wear it during the day, wear the flats.
The classic black tea length dress is ideal for days when you are lacking inspiration. This all black outfit is great if you’re not in the mood for color.
The dress is made of cotton and is therefore very comfortable to wear. It’s slightly provocative, but not over the top. It’s ideal for everyday life.
The glitters are perfect when they go with both elegant and day dresses. If you like sequins then you probably want to wear them all the time. Well, with this dress it is possible.
It can be worn during the day for some outdoor events like cocktail parties and day weddings. It’s not too sparkly so don’t worry about looking dressed up for an event.
This is another classic, this time in snow white color. It’s very classy and modern.
It has lace on the arms and the friction of the dress. You can wear this tea length dress with super high heels or with flats and you will still get the same effect.
Elegant and noble
This area is reserved for the more elegant models that you can wear on special occasions. They are made of silk, satin and tulle. Check these out, you might want to get one right away!
Maybe you didn’t know before, but the combination of gold and delicate pink goes great together! Check out this great dress. It is a beautiful silk dress ideal for events such as cocktail parties, dinners and weddings.
You can add a gold pouch as a perfect accessory to the stilettos.
Silver elegant tea length dress is classy, elegant and modern at the same time. Modern – because of the silver color, classy – because of the cut and elegant – because you can only wear it for formal occasions.
Since it is made of sparkling material, combine it with the neutral stilettos and do not put on massive jewelry.
This one isn’t sparkling, but it’s also very attractive dress. As you already know, yellow is a color of the season. So if you are going to a wedding and you want to look very trendy, go for the dress in this color!
The big v-neck makes it sexy and the embroidered part of the dress makes it very classy.
I suggest wearing it with the black or nude high heels.
Have you ever thought about wearing a bronze colored tea length dress? If your answer is no, maybe I can help you change your mind. I found the perfect model of the gorgeous bronze color dress that you can wear to formal events. It has a V-neck. Due to the color of the material, I do not recommend adding any jewelry.
You have to pick up the shoes. You can easily combine it with black or nude stilettos or with the strap sandals.
Many tea-length dresses are considered perfect wedding dresses. At the end of this post, I am going to show you how to have a classy yet beautiful piece of clothing as a wedding dress.
If you are thinking of a casual summer wedding outdoors, this dress should be checked out.
It’s a strapless corset in the top part so be sure to spice it up with the scarf like in the photo above.
I hope that after reading this post you are thinking about purchasing the tea length dress. As you could see, it fits everyone and you can wear it in numerous situations. They are suitable both as daywear and as nightwear.
Having at least one in your closet is great because you will never know when you might need it.