Set the Trend, Try Some Comeback Fashion With Tea Length Dresses

Tea Length Dresses
Tea length dresses have made a comeback, and they are not just for brides anymore. This article discusses some of the most flattering designs and styles of these dresses.
Fashionhance Staff
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
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Fashion always keeps changing, and what was out of fashion some years ago might be in fashion in the current season. The latest trend includes the 50s tea length dresses. These Mad Men inspired dresses are in vogue, and unlike the past when they were worn by brides or bridesmaids, these dresses have made their foray into casual wear too. A dress where the hemline ends anywhere from below the knees to the calf is considered to be tea length. There are many designs and styles of these dresses, but the length of the hemline is always the same.


There are many designs and styles of these dresses to choose from. They are also available in a wide variety of fabrics like silk, satin, velvet, superfine net, lace, organza, cotton, and linen. The type of fabric you choose will have a bearing on the drape and fall of the dress. One of the most popular designs is the A-line dress. This kind of design is suitable for women who want to conceal larger hips and thighs. The dress is fitted at the top with any kind of neckline from a V to halter, and then falls straight from the waist. Cotton, raw silk, and duponi silk are some fabrics that look great with such designs. These dresses are great for garden parties.

Strapless tea length dresses are also quite popular, and they are favored by bridesmaids. These have a strapless design with a narrow or flaring skirt. Jewel toned colors like emerald, electric blue, and amethyst are good choices in such designs and they can even be worn as cocktail dresses. Such dresses are very feminine and the strapless style is balanced by the modest length of the dress. This makes them excellent for weddings. Many designers offer an array of tea length wedding dresses in fabrics like taffeta, jacquard, lace, and satin which are just right for a casual or semi-formal wedding. The added benefits of wearing a wedding dress of this length are that it is comfortable and gives the bride more mobility.

Shift dress-like patterns are also quite in vogue. When paired with modest heels and a jacket, these dresses are great to wear to work. The length of these dresses is such that it is appropriate and suitable to wear to work. One very important thing to remember when choosing a tea length outfit for work is to stick to a neutral color palette and to avoid any loud prints. Printed dresses are more appropriate for attending a garden party.

These dresses have evolved from the quintessential bridal wear to a fashion essential. There are even plus size dresses for those women who are on the heavier side. Tea length dresses are here to stay, and it makes sense to have one of them in your wardrobe.