At the recently-held London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017, we learned that tea dresses are set to be huge next season. To help you nail this trend, LUXE Models reveals five style tips.
Think of legs
Tea dresses show off the lower parts of your legs, so you need to think about what to do here when styling these pieces. Tea dresses can work with tights, but they’re often best with bare legs, especially in spring and summer. Another big issue you’ll need to consider here is shoes. To make the most of tea dresses, try pairing them with fun strapped sandals in summer and killer, thigh-high boots in winter!
Embrace bold patterns
These pieces make great canvasses, so be fashion forward by opting for tea-dresses with bold patterns. Take Taylor Swift as an example. Revealing 15 fabulous ways to wear tea dresses, Aleida notes that the pop star turned heads with a flower-print item, going for boho-inspired accessories to complete the look. Be careful with accessories here, so you don’t detract attention from the pattern!
Work with accessories
With tea dresses, you can use accessories to create a cool look. A strategically-placed belt, for example, can make a tea dress work for any body size. The trick here is to choose your accessories really carefully. Like we said above, accessories can detract from bolder pieces but if you’re wearing subtler dresses, opting for glam accessories such as lace gloves, can help you really make a statement.
Look at trends
When in doubt, turn to the designers. Throughout London Fashion Week, the Mirror points out, brands and designers debuted a number of cool new takes on the tea dress for you to try next season. We especially loved the bodiced versions at the Emilia Wickstead show, the deconstructed, billowing tea dresses favoured by Erdem, which was ultra-modern and the zebra-print pieces from Unique!
Play with necklines
Find the neckline which echoes your sense of style. If you’re looking for something classy, you could always go for a tea dress with a demure bateau neckline, throwing in cat-eye sunnies, which are so in right now, to top things off. For the more daring, tea dresses with plunging necklines combine sex-appeal with sophisticated glamour, especially when teamed with killer heels and glitzy bags.
Stay true to you
The next time you wear a tea dress, try doing two things. Let your imagination run wild, so you can find a cool new way to embrace this trend, while staying true to your own sense of style. With this strategy, you’ll gain the confidence needed to rock tea dresses in the Spring/Summer 2017 season!