Tea-length dresses fall about mid-shin, making them the perfect option for a more casual wedding. And when we say casual, we mean destination events, elopements, vow renewals, or full celebrations with a 1950’s vibe sewn all throughout.
These are great gowns for those that want to show off a special shoe and create a less formal environment. Here are 10 of our favorite tea-length wedding dresses.
Sparkling and shining, the Heist dress from Olivia Bottega is a real beauty. It is the perfect party dress but with a real bridal flair.
This design features fabric that shimmers at every turn – like it’s been “sprinkled with crushed diamonds” as the description states. It also includes spaghetti straps to draw the eye up and an open back.
The cinched, natural waist is adorned with an encrusted band and its tea-length makes it an easy one to show off your shoes wish. We said it earlier and we will say it again, it’s the ultimate party dress and the absolute perfect piece to twirl with on the dance floor.
This design from David’s Bridal has a true, 1950’s flair. And that is all within its length and those gorgeous, delicate off-the-shoulder sleeves.
The dress is made with a satin fabric, which is quintessentially bridal, it is dipped in a neutral, “petal” shade, and has all the makings of a classic ball gown without the length getting in the way of the more carefree spirit of your event.
For our plus-size brides, this is a gown you will want to take a peek at as it is made with your sizing in mind. There is also a full-length counterpart to this style that comes in different colors all together.
This one strays away from the normal A-line silhouette of a tea-length dress and goes with a more sheath fit. We love this sexy little number as a destination wedding option, elopement piece, or even a dress to hop into after the ceremony is complete.
Blanch features a gorgeous and textured jacquard fabric, a bow-inspired bodice with pointed peaks, and it comes in a neutral, candlelight shade.
We love how bridal the design looks and feels, but also how nontraditional, sexy, and fun the ending ensemble has the potential to be – especially for our fashion-forward brides that want to stray away from the norm and be super personalized.
We are absolutely swooning for Audra – which you can purchase at our beloved Anthropologie. It has such a vintage appeal and a “cool” girl vibe.
The design features a full skirt, natural waist, and spaghetti straps – with just the right amount of sparkling encrustment for a sprinkle of glam appeal. Pair with a birdcage veil for the ultimate chic look.
Again, it is a great option for both ceremony and reception, but it can so easily be used as the “reception” switch. You can easily move and groove on the dance floor and show off whatever fun shoes you have decided to dawn for the night.
Sweet and youthful from the front, this design from Amsale has such a beautiful lace back that much be shown! We love this dress as a second-time around piece or vow renewal. It’s such a flirty and free choice.
Overall, the design includes comfortable crepe and lace material, a sheer lace back with covered buttons, and the most flowy and fun of tea-length skirts.
This is a magical design that serves up the right amount of romance and feminine poise. There’s nothing not to love about the entire ensemble.
We really love jacquard gowns, especially when they are of shorter nature. Why you ask? Well, because this fabric has a lot of structure which makes a tea-length design, for example, look a whole lot richer and put-together.
The Lela Rose “Daisy” dress is created with a jacquard fabric and includes a classic V-neckline, small bow details, and spaghetti strap sleeves. It’s such a youthful look!
And how gorgeous would this look with a pair of colorful, heeled sandals for your springtime event? Or some ballet flats for a quick spin on the dance floor? We love all the styling possibilities.
And finally, this delicate and dotted tulle masterpiece may just be our personal favorites of the list. The Gita dress from Allure Bridals is so feminine and youthful.
The design features shimmering tulle, romantic, off-the-shoulder sleeves, a pleated bodice, and comes in the choice of ivory or a light pink combination. Can you imagine how gorgeous this dress would be dipped in a blushing shade?
Top off with some girlish shoes, understated makeup, and a smile – this dress doesn’t need a lot of accessorizing or styling to set the mood for a fun wedding, a celebration, or a run on the dance floor.
Justin Alexander always has a little bit of inspiration for all. And that’s not different with this classic, dropped waist design with a tea length feature.
Style 44260 includes a voluminous English net skirt with a horsehair hemline, an illusion lace neckline and back, Chantilly lace, and beaded detailing. It’s such a fun and flirty design for our youthful brides.
It’s important to note that if you are really set on this design but looking for a floor-length gown – it is available to order. It pairs well with different veils for that quintessential bridal look as well.