Tea dresses might once have had a frumpy rep, but they are no longer just twee or old-fashioned pieces that you'll find left unloved at the back of a charity shop. Floral tea dresses have been revamped over the past few seasons, becoming an easy go-to outfit for the influencer crowd. Rixo is also now focusing on '40s-style floral-print dresses with nipped-in waists (yes, the most flattering formula in the world). The style has been a big hit at Mango and Topshop too. You might assume these are just a summer staple, but they make for a cheery chilly-day look as well when paired with a denim jacket and chunky trainers. Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the 16 best tea dresses around.
Style this split-front midi dress with trainers and a bucket bag.
This is ideal for wedding season.
Ghost is the destination for printed dresses right now.
Form-fitting dresses not your thing? Try this relaxed-fit option from Zara instead.
Super sweet and short. Style it with trainers to take the innocence down a notch.
A serious statement piece that looks vintage.
Your brunch date look sorted.
The lustrous print on this dress makes it a no-brainer.
A classic design but in a colourway that's bold enough to be dressed up or down.
DJ and style maven Harley Viera Newton has made luxe, silky tea dresses with punchy colourways her design signature.
A star print adds a touch of rock and roll to flirty frills.
Australian brand Réalisation is the master of reworked tea dresses.
An open back and cape top lends a directional lilt to a classic silhouette.
The tie-front detail sets this affordable frock apart from the rest.
For the beach or a BBQ, this dress effortlessly embodies summer.
See? We told you tea dresses were the best.
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