HOW TO DRESS FOR A TEA PARTY
A Tea party or ‘high tea’ is a classically classy occasion, typically associated with English high society. As such, they are elegant events that require formal yet fun clothing. Whether hosted at home or in a formal venue, they can be the perfect excuse to dress up with friends and enjoy some tea and snacks.
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As there are varying degrees of formality for tea parties, it’s always a good idea to check with the host just how formal the occasion will be. If hosted in a high-class hotel as many afternoon teas are, it’s recommendable to wear something a little smarter than if it were to be hosted in the house of a friend. In any case, at least a smart-casual outfit will be the norm.
Traditionally, tea parties have been occasions to show off the crème de la crème of a wardrobe, so usually Sunday bests are called forth to tastefully flaunt in front of the other guests. Something feminine and light is perfect for a modern tea party, ideally with a skirt cut somewhere between the knee and ankle and tasteful heels. Tea parties are not occasions for wearing short skirts or stilettos, as respect and class are very much at its core.
As tea parties are usually associated with the spring and summer months, a floral ensemble is often opted for by invitees. Fun, bright colors are a must for a classic tea party, so any dress decorated with delicate pastel tones or floral prints are ideal. The colors on your outfit don’t have to be bright, but so long as all black or monochrome outfits are avoided, you’ll fit right in.
One classic tea party look is to match your skirt with a sweater. While this look sounds a little dated, it can look very sweet if done right, suiting women of all ages. This usually looks best when the sweater is paired with a skirt that falls at the knee, so as not to overload your outfit with too much of one color or material. A brooch on the sweater can add a bit of classy sparkle to the look, channeling perhaps the most iconic tea party host: the Queen of England.
If the weather’s too warm for a sweater, then an elegant shawl can be a practical addition to the outfit. When it comes to shawls, the floatier the better, but be sure to ensure that its color or pattern won’t clash with anything in the rest of the ensemble.