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HUNTED : { Wedding Dress – Tea Length Dresses }

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HUNTED : { Wedding Dress – Tea Length Dresses }

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Traditionally, wedding dresses are full length and fabulous. The modern bride, however, can throw tradition out the window any time she likes. If you’d prefer something short there are more options than you can shake a wedding planning file at, including the enormously popular “tea-length” dress.

You shouldn’t equate “short” with showing masses of flesh. Tea length dresses manage to combine a demure look with a more playful feel than the traditional wedding dress.

“How long is tea length?” I hear you cry. Typically the hemline will fall between the knee and the upper ankle.  “But why ‘tea’?” I hear you add. Because one would wear it when receiving guests for tea at home, of course.

Tea length dresses are supremely feminine. If the idea is still bringing you out in hives, some examples are hunted for you below.

Vintage 1950s Tea Length Bridal Gown 2012 2013

Tea length dresses have a strong tendency to err towards the vintage. If you’re looking for the real deal, somewhere like the amazingly named Fur Coat No Knickers is a great place to look. They have stunningly feminine genuine vintage designs from the 30s to the 60s like this one above.

Bridal Gown Short Tea Length White Diamante

Just because you’re not a vintage bride, don’t automatically rule out tea length designs. Take this design by Maggie Sottero for example. The sweetheart neckline, organza bodice and lace skirt with scalloped hem make this suitable for a tea length princess.

Wedding Ideas Shorter Dress Bride Bridesmaids

One of the biggest question marks you may be having as a potential tea length bride is how to style your bridesmaids. As a rule, bridesmaid dresses shouldn’t be  longer than the brides, so if you’re going tea length you’ll need to go short with your girls too. This bride above, for example has opted for mismatched short dresses in neutrals / yellows. Personally, I’d have steered clear of the more lemon  dresses as they’re slightly tonally off from the others, but that’s just my taste. [ image : here ].

Short bride dress ideas bridesmaids 2012 2013

If your style of tea length is more full skirt and 50s influenced, then you have the easy job with bridesmaids – find a colour you like, put them in matching swishy 50s tea length dresses. Photograph of you swinging your skirts optional, but highly recommended. [ image : here ]

So, to finish off, I’ll indulge in a selection of tea length dressed brides. Some are “real”, some are photo shoot brides, all are beautiful.

Bridal Gown Tea Length White Lace

The joy of tea length = skipping through the streets carrying balloons [ image : here ]

Bohemian Short Wedding Dress Bride

This Alice in Wonderland Bride looks like she’s busy dreaming about the Cheshire Cat or other such curiosities.

Wedding Tea Length Dresses

Whereas this very much awake bride has successfully juxtaposed the tough appearance of tattoos with the soft femininity of a lace tea length gown and bright florals. Awesome. [ image : Ruffled Blog ]

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Tea length wedding dresses : you have been hunted

Would you consider a tea length wedding dress?

Or do you believe the formality of the day should demand a longer length?

Your comments are always welcomed below.

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