Many of the brides who visit High Society at the moment ask about short or tea length wedding dresses, so we thought it might be helpful to feature a few of those that we have available in the shop.
Traditionally, the tea gown dates back to the late 18th/early 19th century, when women would only ever wear dresses and would change dresses several times daily for different functions or meals. Afternoon tea was a popular gathering of women back then and a formal, but less glamorous dress would be worn by the ladies.
Tea length wedding gowns often have a vintage feel to them, particularly as many of them feature lace, and because the shaping is very reminiscent of the Fifties.
Bonnie by So Sassi features a shorter length skirt with a longer tulle train at the back, very cute!
A tulle skirt is one of the more popular features of a tea length dress, as it makes the skirt more dramatic, and gives the dress that swishy feel. Very fun to wear!
Justin Alexander dress 8555 features beautiful detail in the keyhole back.
Bardot by Stephanie Allin has long been one of our favourites in the tea length stakes. The belt and corsage add a touch of unbeatable vintage glamour.
Melissa by Sassi Holford is incredibly beautiful, because it is made from such exquisite lace. This is one you have to see in real life to appreciate its beauty. The shoulder covering is beautifully shaped, and the corsage nips in the waist to give extra emphasis to a shapely figure.