If you’re looking for a sweet, sassy and slightly retro wedding dress, a tea length is a good choice. Easier to wear than a full length gown, tea length wedding dresses are effortlessly cool. They are also a great option for shoe-addicted brides who can show off their footwear to full effect. They look great with headdresses, work well with a vintage theme and show off your legs – what’s not to love?
Don't miss our picl of the best tea length wedding dresses from some of our favourite wedding dress designers:
Justin Alexander - Style 8881
This pretty tea length wedding gown from Justin Alexander’s 2017 collection is perfect if you want to add some 1950’s wedding style to your day. The lace bodice is beautifully detailed and then leaves to a full A-line skirt. The nipped in waist makes this gorgeous wedding dress a real figure flatterer.
Kitty & Dulcie - Baroness Pearl
A white tea dress can have the wow factor, but adding a pop of colour by way of a brightly hued sash, handbag and/or shoes really makes a tea dress shine. This gorgeous v-back Baroness Pearl dress by Kitty & Dulcie, made with lace and tulle, looks perfect with a bright red sash, apple motif bag, rainbow court shoes and a fascinator: the perfect styling for a funky bride.
Justin Alexander Signature - Style 9800
Add some grown up glam to your bridal look with this pretty embroidered gown from Justin Alexander Signature. The sweetheart neckline is a flattering and romantic detail, this leads to a cinching in waist and a flowing skirt with lots of layers.
Lillian West - Style 6420
Rustic brides will love this laid back wedding dress style from Lillian West. If you are looking for a beautiful boho inspired wedding dress then this could be the perfect choice for you. The tiered lace detail gives this tea length wedding gown a bohemian edge that would look perfect at a woodland inspired wedding day.
Romantica - Mimi
The romantic Mimi dress from Romantica has classic, Hollywood film star appeal: if you love the glamour and charming allure of Audrey Hepburn, it could be the one for you. The long sleeves make it utterly sophisticated and the structured A-line skirt is very feminine, creating a timeless silhouette. This dress is perfect for a country house or stately manor wedding.
Alexia Designs - Style W392
The gorgeous v-shaped neckline of style W392 from Alexia Designs gives this dress a sophisticated edge. With a chic tea length, and lashings of lace, it is accompanied by a soft satin belt and gorgeous floral detail. For the ultimate wow factor, choose sky high platform peep-toes adorned with lace or flowers and wear an oversized flower in your hair.
Phil Collins Bridal
The unusual, scoop neckline of this pretty tea-length dress by Phil Collins Bridal makes a big impression. Beautified by a pretty brooch, the neckline would suit an elegant bride with a love of eternal style. Strappy sandals or mid-heel court shoes, and Hollywood-style curls, complete the sophisticated styling.
Forget Me Not - Adele
The great thing about a tea length dress is that it allows you to choose statement fabrics and design without looking over the top. The amazing Adele dress by Forget Me Not is 50s influenced with a bateau neckline, self tie sash and bow, and a vintage pearl motif waistband. The really special design element is the guipure lace placed over sea green satin (choose from a range of colours) making it completely unique.
Coast - Mendez
A tea dress doesn’t have to have a high neck or long sleeves – as this simply stunning bandeau dress (Mendez by Coast) shows, a sleeveless tea length can really make a statement. Perfect for destination or high summer weddings, this tiered organza dress falls just below the knee and would look amazing with an elaborate headdress or fascinator.
Alfred Angelo - Style 2429
A tea dress made with lace is extra girly and beautifully feminine – and if you want to be a little more daring with your hem, a cocktail length is just a tiny bit shorter than traditional tea length, skimming the knee. Flaring out wonderfully from the waist, this Alfred Angelo dress, with net, re-embroidered lace and satin, is all kinds of flirtatious.
If you’d like to go just a tad longer than tea length, a ballerina length dress is a good option. Sitting just above the ankle, it still shows off your shoes but is slightly more modest than a tea or cocktail length dress. This gorgeous lace design by Karen George creates a beautiful silhouette and the delicate lace appliqué neckline, with a key hole back, enhances its prettiness.
So Sassi - Alice
For a tea length gown with a thoroughly modern twist, consider Alice from So Sassi. This divine dress has a high low hem: from the front, it’s classic tea length, but the back dips towards the heel, creating the effect of a train. With a sweetheart bust and a beautiful brooch at the centre of the sash, this dress is fashionable, retro and unbelievably stylish, all at once.
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