(Closed) Accessories for a tea-length gown?? help…I’m so lost :(

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8432 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I had a strapless tea length dress and my accessories were fuschia peep toe shoes, fuschia bouquet (I count that as an accessory), fuschia clutch, 3 string pearl bracelet and one string of pearls as a necklace. I had a birdcage veil with a white flower. I had also brought a shrug but it was too hot to wear it. It was faux fur in white.

I think you should go with a colour pop. You could even put a sash on this dress in your pop colour?

That dress is gorgeous btw- but I am biased to 50’s style tea length!

Post # 4
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m wearing a tea length dress with a lemon petticoat, red cardigan and red glitter shoes!!!


I will have a homemade birdcage veil!


I almost bought that dress by the way hehe.

Post # 5
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Gorgy!  I’m not sure your prefered style, but I’d stick with understated for the main jewelry and then add in some bold color or blingy accessories with the shoes, purse, and fascinator/veil/hair adornment.  I’d probably do pearl studs and a simple strand of pearls (not too long!), but silver or gold studs and a locket or other simple necklace would also look great.  I really love lockets with those illusion necklines.  I would avoid hosiery.  Gloves are nice if you are playing up the vintage-ness, but totally optional and might read as too little girly if you know what I mean (too first communion).  Does your dress have a bow in back?  If so, I might incorporate a bit of your flowers or some blingy goodness there.  What kind of flowers are you doing?  A simple bouquet would probaly look great, you know, just tied together with ribbon, not all elaborate?  Oh, and something simple but fun for the purse.  If you go for silver or gold jewelry, match it to the purse.  If you have fun flower colors, match those.  Or look for a swiss dotted white one that matches.  Shoes are tricky, traditionally that style dress is worn with pointy closed toe pumps, but peep toes seem to be most popular nowadays.  Again, a place to add in color or to toss in some bling.  Oh, and for more casual, Chucks in one of your colors (or blue) are also really fun!


My dress is tea length and off the shoulder and has sleeves, so I am thinking of doing a fascinator that has a bit of sparkle will still echoing my all-white flowers, a white net birdcage veil, pearl or diamond studs, blingy pearl & diamond necklace (off the shoulder allows for more detail with the necklace), and gold strappy heels that are insanely comfortable (Capezio dancesport ones–i.e. what ballroom dancers wear).  I’m getting married in winter, so I am thinking of adding a cute faux fur stole in winter white.  I am also debating going for ivory instead of white, so I would just switch out ivory accessories for the white ones and maybe add in more gold.

Post # 6
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love that dress!

I’m thinking sheer ivory wrist-length gloves ( or maybe gold. I don’t know, I just think vintage gloves for sure). Also, gold shoes of the glittery or sequinny variety. If you can get an ivory birdcage veil with the dots in the netting and some gorgeous flowers on the clip or something, it’d tie everything together.

Post # 7
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree with the PP..as soon as I saw the dress..I said “Gloves!” If you don’t plan on wearing any though (which it would look good w/ or w/ out gloves), I think some pearls would look really cute! Like some pearl earrings & a pearl bracelet(if not wearing gloves)! I also like the idea of wearing some shoes that have a bright color, I think that would look good!

Post # 8
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I love her hair in the two buns!

I don’t know how long your hair is, but I would put it up not keep it down, because of the lacy design around the top of the dress. that needs to be seen. no necklaces, earrings are okay, probably a big white ball type of earring. Like this one here

The dress has dots all over so the earrings in white would match. And find a bracelet to match the earrings. Then of course white shoes.

Post # 12
8432 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I say pin-up style make up (only because thats what I did) lol- think Dita Von Tease or the old style photos from the war (the trading cards the service men had or painted on their planes).

Post # 15
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Definitely cute shoes! Everyone is going to see them. Maybe a vintage inspired style like a low stiletto, wedge, or Mary Janes. Since your theme is more earthy maybe you could do white or ivory heels and have color elsewere. If you do a close-toed shoe you could even do fun patterened tights or ones with a back seam.

I also bought a tea length dress and am skipping the veil and just doing a fascinator like a feather pad or a tear drop style one. I second the suggestiond of wrist-length gloves and a colored petticoat.

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