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 spring-day look as well when paired with a denim jacket and chunky trainers. Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the 17 best tea dresses around.
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This is going to be your wedding-season saviour.
Another achingly cool option from Rixo.
If mid-length dresses aren't your thing, try something mini and slip into this pretty printed See by Chloé option.
Give your tea dress collection a bold upgrade with this cobalt blue iteration.
You just can't beat polka-dot.
We love this sweet side-button style.
So chic with mules and cat-eye sunnies.
No statement add-ons needed with this ASOS option.
This'll look just as good with heels or trainers.
Offset this sweet style with western-style ankle boots.
Another winning wedding guest option.
This will look super-stylish over a basic white tee with chunky gold hoops.
If you're a fan of classic shapes, head straight for HVN.
Your brunch date sorted.
This could be the best high street tea dress we've seen.