(Closed) Tea Length Wedding Dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This is was mine. It’s a Justin Alexander. Any of e shops that carry him (he’s got a few different tea length ones) should either have it or be able to order you a sample to try on. David’s Bridal has some I know. Actually most designers have one or two. 

The Knot has a dress search option and one of the options is length. Just pick the tea length option and it will show you all kinds of tea length dresses. That’s where I originally saw my dress. 


Post # 4
1037 posts
Bumble bee

@Gwendolyn88:  I got my dress from Dolly Couture! (http://dollycouture.com/) πŸ™‚

Make sure you make an appointment, their store is super tiny, and they can really only work with 1 person at a time.

I basically customized my whole dress. I tried on a few that they had, and took bits and pieces from what I liked from each, and they drew me a sketch of what the final dress would look like.

Although they ended up sending me the wrong dress (it was 99% correct… except the cut of the dress was ballgown instead of a-line,) the sales manager was ON TOP on it, and she IMMEDIATELY took my dress back and they are making me another one. (I’m currently waiting for that one to arrive sometime next month.) 


There’s Stephanie James (http://stephaniejamescouture.com/contact/) she is by appointment only as well, she’s in Costa Mesa (that’s just outside of LA). Her dresses are a little more expensive. I’ve heard good things about it though.

Post # 5
1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Justin Alexander has them. David’s Bridal has tea length dresses done by Vera Wang, Oleg Cassini, Melissa Sweet, and their own el cheapo line. Dolly Couture. Rivini.

Post # 6
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m going with Whirling Turban πŸ™‚ totally fabulous!

Post # 9
2480 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I adore that Whirling Turban Dress. Just fantastic and it really does have a genuinely vintage cut to it. Unlike so many allegedly “vintage” designs!

Post # 10
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Gwendolyn88:  You’ll love Dolly Couture’s shop- that’s where I got my dress. What I really loved about them was how easy it was to make a custom gown and the price was pretty much on-par with their regular gowns. i had them mix up a top from one gown, bottom from another, and the overlay fabric from a third; then added the low v-back & details. They were great to work with, I had a few minor issues but they were all fixed very quickly & with much apologies.  Let me know if you have any questions!

Post # 12
2075 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@Gwendolyn88:  Yay for tea-length dresses love!! <3

Whirling Turban’s great. I corresponded briefly with them for my MOH’s dress even though I didn’t order from WT. They’re based in Bali. Their dresses are a bit more expensive since they use materials that were typically used back in the 50s and such; which is more expensive today.

Oh my gosh, I’m so jealous you are trying on DC dresses. They’re all so cute! πŸ™‚ You should also try Stephanie James Couture if you’re in the states. (SJC’s dresses are so dreamy!)

But I found a really good substitute at $750 CAD from David’s Bridal. I think it was on sale for $600 USD online (US only). The designer is Oleg Cassini. I will be wearing mine without any sashes. (Sample size is too small in this one)

Also try the following websites, recommended to me by the owner of fiftieswedding.com:
Oh My Honey was in Vegas just a few weeks ago. (I follow them on Facebook to admire at other short dresses; they’ve got loads of cute petticoats — in different colours too!)

For bridesmaid dresses: http://www.vivienofholloway.com/

Other dresses I’ve tried, but didn’t choose for tea-length:

This high-low Oleg Cassini dress is fun and comfortable — and it’s got pockets.

David’s Bridal also has a couple affordable tea-length dresses, but I wasn’t looking for strapless. πŸ™‚

DressilyMe.com also has a nice selection of tea-length dresses!


Post # 13
863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Old Stone House in Brookyn

@Gwendolyn88:  If you are going to the Dolly Couture store in Tarzana (I think that’s the only one in LA?), you can also try Justin Alexander dresses right down the block at Lili Bridals. That’s where I bought my tea length dress.

Post # 16
9057 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@Gwendolyn88:  Unique Vintage (which is an online store) also have a showroom in LA and they have a lot of tea length dresses.

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