My love for tea dresses is well documented on this blog. See here, here and here for proof, to name but a few posts. There was even that time I wore a tea dress from Primark every single day to work! Yep, I wear tea dresses a helluva lot. But there tends to be a common theme. These days the description of a tea dress has mutated somewhat from it’s origins, meaning pretty much anything dress shaped and printed can be classed as a tea dress, however the majority tend to be a little on the short side. This is not a major drama for me, but given that (this year aside as we actually have had beautiful weather this summer!) England is not famed for it’s high temperatures, it means they mostly get worn in the Autumn and Winter months, paired with thick tights and boots.
I’m not complaining, it’s basically my uniform in the colder parts of the year and always makes me feel like I made an effort instead of bundling u in a jumper and jeans, but it would be nice to get a bit more wear out of my extensive collection. Luckily for me, someone must have heard my prayers because the tea length has had a bit of a bit of a revamp this year! Finally we’re seeing tea dresses with hems that don’t skim your backside, so the more self conscious of us can wear them all year long! Hallelujah! Ok, so some of them are probably more knee length than midi, but still. Here are some of my favourites:
Now, how to make room in the closet……