Tea parties, steeped in tradition and elegance, have a rich history dating back to the 17th century in Europe. Introduced initially as a social gathering to enjoy tea, these delightful affairs evolved into an art form, blending sophisticated etiquette with the pleasure of tea sipping and delectable treats.
Today, tea parties remain a cherished pastime, providing the perfect backdrop for women to don their most charming ensembles. In this article, we’ll explore various tea party outfit ideas, combining classic elements with contemporary flair, to help you make a statement at your next teatime soiree.
Whether attending a formal afternoon tea or an intimate garden gathering, we’re here to ensure you exude grace, style, and a touch of whimsy with these tea party outfit ideas.
Tea Party Outfit Ideas
Plus Size Satin Spaghetti Strap Dress
This elegant long dress is made of 100% polyester and features a cowl neck, spaghetti strap design, and a high waist with a wrap hem and ruched detailing. Its fabric has a slight stretch for a comfortable fit. Ideal for various occasions, including holidays, dates, weekends, and tea parties, this versatile piece can be easily styled for the occasion at hand.
Modest Casual Dress
This stylish dress is made from 94% Nylon and 6% Spandex, making it easy to maintain with machine washing. It's a versatile choice suitable for various occasions, such as work, formal events like prom or weddings, and even 50s themed parties. The A-line shape, cap sleeves, decorative belt, and comfortable stretchy fabric make it an excellent choice for fall, spring and summer fashion trends, ensuring a flattering fit while maintaining comfort. The double lining on the top ensures it remains non-see-through.
Tea parties are for elegance! However, what you wear to a tea party depends both on the formality of the event and your personal style. Here we have some general guidelines to a tea party-perfect outfit:
Dress. Tea parties most often call for semi-formal or smart-casual attire. Thus, you might want to consider wearing a sundress and keep it at a very appropriate tea- or knee-length. If you’re not fond of dresses, then a skirt and blouse combo works just as fine!
Colors. Keep your outfit pastel, floral patterned, and never too serious or too loud, and you’ll be good to go! Speaking of fabrics, chiffon, silk, and cotton are equally good choices.
Accessories. If you wish to accessorize your outfit then pearl jewelry or something classy is your best bet.
Shoes. Look for something comfy, yet stylish, like closed-toes flats, low heels, or even elegant sandals.
Outerwear. Have a light cardigan, a colorful shawl or a jacket if the weather turns out to be cold.
Gloves. If the tea party you’re attending calls for formal attire, you might want to consider wearing dainty gloves.
Keep along the lines of these guidelines, consider the formality of your tea party, and you’ll be good to go!
Long Sleeve V Neck Floral Dress
This fashionable dress is crafted from 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex, with a convenient pull-on closure and easy care with machine washing. Its cross V-neck design, asymmetrical ruffle hem, and polka dot/floral print lend an elegant and classy look for various occasions. The A-line shape and elastic waistband create a flattering fit, while the lightweight and breathable fabric ensures comfort. Reading through reviews, we noticed that some buyers noted the sixes to run a bit smaller, especially for size 4-6, so keep that in mind before purchasing!
Mini Fitted Floral Dress
This cute mini dress is made from 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex, offering a comfortable fit with a pull-on closure and a stylish deep V-neck design featuring a cut-out feature. The dress has full-length flared sleeves, a ruffle trim detail, and a button closure at the back neck with a keyhole. Overall, we think it to be a perfect boho-infused choice for any tea party!
Short 1950s Retro Dress
Crafted from 98% Cotton and 2% Spandex, this dress features a timeless, 50s-inspired A-line style with a charming sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves, and a convenient back zipper closure. This is a truly versatile dress that’s perfect for a range of occasions, including weddings, bridesmaid duties, cocktail parties, birthdays, work, summer vacations, tea parties, dinners, formal evenings, anniversaries, themed events, and everyday casual wear. For care, it's recommended to hand wash to maintain its quality.
Satin Bias Maxi Slip Skirt
This versatile maxi skirt combines cool and feminine aesthetics, making it a must-have addition to your wardrobe. The soft, breathable fabric offers a flattering fit, allowing you to effortlessly pair it with a variety of tops, from t-shirts and crop tops to lightweight sweaters.If it's a tea party you are headed to, pair it with a blouse and you’ll be all set to go. The skirt is made from 100% Polyester, making it machine washable.
Dobby Button Detail Long Sleeve Blouse
Now that’s a blouse that speaks timeless elegance! This versatile piece boasts a loose-fitting, lightweight design that exudes femininity. Whether you opt for a ruffle hem wrap blouse for a relaxed daytime look with jeans or a crisp white blouse with tailored pants for a sophisticated evening ensemble, this style seamlessly transitions from day to night. With its chic and classic appeal, a blouse remains a staple that never goes out of fashion. This particular blouse features a Dobby fabric, a regular length, and long sleeves.
Satin Midi Skirt
Express your style with this wide midi skirt made from a luxurious satin fabric, that’s perfectly suitable for any tea party! It features visible central seams and a convenient elasticated waist with drawstrings for an adjustable fit. With a regular fit and a sustainable touch using recycled polyester, this skirt combines both fashion and eco-consciousness for a chic and responsible addition to your wardrobe.
Slim Floral Midi Dress
This long-sleeve fitted midi dress is made from a stretch ribbed knit, offering a slim and flattering fit. It's adorned with a maxi floral print, featuring a hand-painted effect that adds a touch of uniqueness to each garment. The dress boasts a Perkins collar, long sleeves, and a rear slit on the hem, combining style and comfort. It's worth noting that due to the nature of the print, the position may vary, making each piece one-of-a-kind. Additionally, the dress is made using Lenzing™ Ecovero™, which reflects a commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly fashion. Absolutely perfect for a tea party statement!
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Floral Corset Blouse
This corset-style blouse combines a fitted silhouette with elegant design elements that are absolutely perfect for a tea party outfit. It features long puff sleeves with elastic at the shoulder, ties, and a stretch smock stitch on the back for a comfortable fit. The blouse showcases a unique photographic floral print that adds an artistic touch. With a slim fit and a short length, it offers a flattering look and is completed with a sweetheart boat neckline, hidden side zip closure, and a removable tie band for added style versatility.
Two Piece Mohair Midi Skirt Set
This casual two-piece dress set is perfect for daily wear during the fall and winter seasons. It features a comfortable and regular fit with a bodycon silhouette. The top is a collarless mohair drop shoulder belted wrap cardigan with long sleeves, while the skirt is a midi bodycon design with an elastic waist. Because who said you shouldn’t have tea parties in winter! Both pieces are made of high-stretch polyester material and come in a solid green color, offering a stylish and coordinated look for a variety of occasions.