Tea Length Dresses

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve wanted a tea length dress for a long time now. I just don’t like full-length dresses. I don’t feel comfortable in them and for that reason I have never worn one (seriously). Why would I start just because it’s my wedding? I did try a bunch on, just to make sure, but no.. they weren’t right for me. My tea length dress is perfect though and I won’t need to worry about getting a bustle or anything for the reception!

ETA: Everyone else put photos so I guess I will too. In this photo I am wearing heels, but they are not the shoes I am wearing for the wedding (they are also a bit higher than I want for the wedding).

I have the same issue as you re: shoes. I’m only half an inch shorter than my fiance. So.. I think I’m going to try to find some very low heels.


Post # 4
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m not wearing one for the wedding but I am for the rehearsal dinner. I love tea length! They’re flirty and beautiful and think they’re perfect for some people. If you like them try one on! Here’s a picture of me in the dress with flats, I can’t do heels.

Post # 5
2454 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am wearing a tea length to my very formal, traditional wedding. 

I am short at 5 feet even. And I just wanted a dress that wouldn’t swallow me. I also wanted something unique. I never felt like I had to be a princess or a queen. I more of wanted to feel like I could move comfortably and look my best. Since I love my legs, I wanted to show them off too! 

I’ll be wearing flats for the reception and heels for the ceremony. 

Post # 6
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I wore tea length because I’m very short,  and I had a garden wedding, it just soured me perfectly

Post # 7
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@ShabbyChicBee:  I will be wearing a tea length outfit “skirt and corset” for our first look and probably the recpetion. Bridal gowns are hot and heavy and not in a good way! I wanted something comfy that still said bridal.

Post # 8
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t have any pics of me in my dress because it is being altered, but here is a pic of a model in my dress.  



Post # 9
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hi! Me too I am wearing tea-length dress, It’s not a bridal gown, I found it off the rack in a fancy store in Ireland, it was not cheap but it was not ridicoulously expensive neither. It’s made out of vintage lace, A line with 4 layers under the skirt. When I bought it it was very simple with only a bow on the side, then I was afraid it would look too simple so I got it altered and got a beading work done over the bust and got a custom-made belt with swaroski crystals on it. I think it looks faboulous, very unique and flirty, I think it’s perfect for what we’re going for, a sunday afternoon garden ceremony at a Golf Club. I’ll try to post some pictures…


Post # 10
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

I wore a tea length dress! I’m sure you’ve seen this one before -Justin Alexander 8465- but I’m gonna be vain and post a pic.

I went with tea length because I wanted something less traditional, but the more sleek, modern dresses I tried on first looked kind of shapeless on me. I liked the mix of a “princess-y” style and more casual length.

No advice on the flats front, since I had the opposite problem (husband is more than a foot taller than me). I’ve seen tea-length/flats combos that look elegant and that look awkward, so I really think you’d have to try it on and see. And take pictures a la Cher Horowitz. 

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