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Tea Dresses: The Versatile Summer Buy

Why tea dresses are the perfect summer dress


As a teenager I desperately wished I could own a Kate Moss for Topshop pansy tea dress. Moss's first collection with Topshop was released in 2007, and the item that made waves, almost surprisingly, was the ditsy floral print mini tea dress. Tea dresses are a vintage style, and they were extremely popular in the '30s and '40s. However, Moss's version showed that you can make a tea dress look current through styling. The mini length, her bedhead hair and the large 2000's black shades created an ensemble that looks effortless and cool.


Kate Moss wearing her famous Topshop pansy tea dress in 2007.
Kate Moss wearing her famous Topshop pansy tea dress in 2007. (grazia.co.uk)

Old-school summer style. Rita Hayworth in the 1940s (around 1945) wearing a green and white leaf print tea dress with black slingback heels and red lipstick.
Old-school summer style. Rita Hayworth, in around 1945, wearing a green and white leaf print tea dress with black slingback heels and red lipstick. (huffingtonpost.co.uk)


Since 2007, the tea dress has lost non of its versatility or charm. It can be dressed up or down. It works styled as effortless street wear, for a relaxed and comfortable day out or dressed up for a formal event. It is a feminine and comfortable style that offers a certain level of coverage while still celebrating your shape. You can wear a tea dress in the summer with bare legs and then team it with tights and boots in the cooler months. They also look cute with a denim jacket, a leather jacket or a blazer. With these points in mind, lets look at standout designs within a wide range of prices:





















Will you be wearing tea dresses this summer? One of my favourite dresses in my wardrobe is a black mini tea dress with a daisy print. It's by a brand called Kiss the Sky and I bought it at Afflecks Palace in Manchester. Let me know in the comments which of the shared tea dresses you like the most. Thanks for viewing, Gina.



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