How To Wear A Tea Dress Without The Grandma Look
As tea dresses are usually associated with words like “preppy”, “cute” and “prim”, what you need to do in order to style it in a modern way is the create contrast with things that are “edgy”, “boyish”, “bright” and/or “strong”.
Try to mix soft and hard materials, muted and bright colours, ruffles and straight lines. Of course, do keep a balance between the two worlds, like the girl in the picture: She wears her tea dress with feminine ballerina flats and girly jewelry, but combines it with a cool studded denim jacket and a straight-lined crossbody bag.
There is the perfect tea dress of every woman, no matter what shape or size you are. Just make sure to pick one from your colour palette and in case the dress ends slightly below your knee, make sure to wear shoes that lengthen your legs visually.
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