How To Wear Tea Length Dresses: The Style Guide

According to the Oxford dictionary, tea dress is the one with a hemline falling above the ankle and below the knee. In the fashion industry, they are also known by the name midi dress. It is usually contrasted with the summer dress or cocktail dress that has that midi length.
The tea dresses can be worn for any daytime event – outside parties, tea parties, or barbeques. They can also be a great 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 equally formal and casual tea length dresses and look classy or modern. I organized the dresses into two sections so that it can be easier for you to find 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 your casual clothes without worries that you will look overdressed. Let’s see how you can style them.

crop jacket tea length dress
If you ask me, the floral dress should be always on the first place. I like the floral pattern and I think that everybody should have at least one dress in this pattern.
This outfit represents the great balance between sweet flower pattern and biker style with a crop leather jacket.
Be sure to check out the outfit ideas about cropped leather jackets.
You can wear it equally with the heels and flats. On the photo above, you can see fantastic sandals in the popular nude color.

cotton tea length dress
This gorgeous cotton made tea length dress is a great solution for hot summer days, when you have no idea what to wear. The super cute patterns on it makes it even more interesting. Off the shoulders neckline is a very nice detail.
You will just need to put some jewelry on, and you can easily upgrade this combo to the great outfit for evening and night events. If you decide to wear it during the day, try wearing the flats.

black tea length dress
The classic black tea length dress is ideal for the days when you have lack of an inspiration. This complete black outfit is great when you are not in the mood for colors.
The dress is made of cotton, so it is very comfortable for wearing. It is slightly provocative, but not over-the-line. It is great for wearing on the everyday basis.

sparkle tea length dress
The sparkles are perfect when they are on the elegant as well as on day-time dresses. If you like sequins, then I guess you would like to wear it 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 is not too sparkly so don’t worry that you will look over-dressed for some event.

white tea length dress
This is another classic, and this time in the snow-white color. It is very classy and modern.
It has lace on the arms and on the rub of the dress. You can wear this tea length dress with super high heels or with flats and you will still have the same effect.

Elegant and Classy

This section is reserved for the more elegant models, which you can wear for special occasions. They are made of silk, satin and tulle. Be sure to check them out, maybe you will wish to get one right away!

soft pink tea length dress
Maybe you didn’t know before, but the combination of gold and soft pink color is going great together! Look at this amazing dress. It is a gorgeous silk dress, ideal for events like night cocktail parties, dinners and weddings.
You can add a gold bag as a perfect accessory to go along with the stilettos.

silver tea length dress
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 exclusively wear it for some formal occasions.
Since it’s made out of sparkly material, pair it with the neutral stilettos and don’t put on any massive jewelry.

yellow tea length dress
This one is not sparkly but it is also very attractive dress. As you already know, the yellow is a color of the season. So, if you are heading to a wedding and you want to look very trendy, pick the dress in this color!
The big V-neckline is making it sexy, and the embroidered part of the dress is making it very classy.
I suggest to wear it with the black or nude high heels.

bronze tea length dress
Did you ever think about wearing a bronze tea length dress? If you answer is no, maybe I can help change your mind. I found the perfect model of the gorgeous dress in the bronze color that you can wear at formal events. It has V-neckline. Because of the color of the material, I suggest not to put any jewelry.
It is for you to pick up the shoes. You can easily pair it with black or nude stilettos or with the strap sandals.

bride tea length dress
A lot of tea length dresses are considered to be perfect wedding gowns. At the end of this post I will show you how you can have one classic yet gorgeous piece of clothing as your wedding dress.
If you are thinking of having a casual summer, outdoor wedding, you should take a look at this dress.
It is strapless corset in the upper part, so be sure to spice it up with the scarf, like in the photo above.

I hope that after this post you will start thinking about buying the tea length dress. As you could see, it fits everyone and you can wear it in numerous situations. They are perfect as a daywear pieces as well as a nightwear.
It is great to have at least one in your closet because you will never know when you might need it.