(Closed) Any other fans of tea length vintage dresses?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m getting my dress from dollycouture.com 

Post # 3
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ironic cause I was looking at dress patterns and Vogue has a lot of vintage patterns in that style.  I’ve always liked it and have a lot of dresses similiar to them.  If you can’t find a dress a seamstress is a great option.  It doesn’t cost as much as you think and that way you can pick the pattern and fabric too. 🙂

Post # 4
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I love them too! I found an awesome pattern from vogue and was going to take it to a seamstress and have them make it.

Post # 6
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I tried on this dress in DB.  It is more yellow-ivory than in the picture.  It is very fitted in the waist, too. While it’s a very pretty dress, I don’t think it was worth the price tag amount.

I would just try on different tea length styles that aren’t wedding dresses to see what looks good on you.  Personally, I would go the custom route using a seamstress in the area.  If you aren’t wanting a lot of embellishments (beading, embroidery, etc.).  I think the timeline is doable, especially if there is an existing pattern you want to use.


Post # 8
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I definitely want tea length with lots of volume in the skirt – I think more bells shaped than A line. The dresses I’ve seen online that match the picture in my head are the ones on Etsy, but I’m also nervous about buying without getting to try it on first. I stalk the seller ellanacouture’s feedback and it all seems really positive so I might go with her.

Post # 9
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@KitKatNYC: The bell shape usually comes from a crinoline/slip, so I wouldn’t rule out certain dresses that look A-line. You can always poof them out pretty easily.

Post # 10
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@2bMrsG: I’ve seen this dress on a real bride in another thread and it’s MUCH cuter in real life!  The floral detail on the bust really pops, and when you add a crinoline it’s adorable!

Post # 11
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Love threads about tea length!! I wore Michelle Roth’s Maya. (Can’t insert the pic but here’s a link.)


Another great tea length dress is the Justin Alexander 8465.


Other great tea length options available here:



And this one…you can get your dress custom made in any fabric/color/etc. I looove the leopard one they show on the site.



Post # 12
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Theresa90405: As an encore bride and a lover of all things vintage, I think I have found what I would wear! The Stephanie James Couture is right up my ally.

I am so happy I joined the hive!

Post # 13
49 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m wearing my grandmother’s wedding dress from 1955 and I’m ridiculously excited 🙂 I *love* how sweet and romantic vintage tea length dresses are. I ogle them on etsy regularly, despite the fact that I do not need any more; however, I will say that my experience buying vintage dresses on etsy and ebay has been 100% positive. If you know exactly what shape you want and have good measurements for yourself, it can be a great option. You can always resell if it doesn’t suit you.

Post # 15
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am becoming more obsessed with this dress, maybe I will wear it to my reception… let us know what you pick!

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