What exactly is a tea length dress? Well, by modern standards, tea length is defined by the hemline, that is, falling somewhere in the area below the knee and the bottom of the calf. So how did this dress length, commonly worn by women in the late 19th-early 20th century become so wildly popular in wedding culture today?
Because it’s different! The standard white ball gown, mermaid silhouette, lace, satin or silk dress stands for tradition and these days brides are looking for a little something different. So to put a modern spin on the most defining part of our wedding culture, we have developed the tea length wedding dress.
Okay, so you would think at this point I am going to practically beg you to take the plunge and buy yourself a tea-length wedding dress? Think again…. I must admit, I am very much into the traditional white, full length gown regardless of the fabric but that doesn’t mean everyone is! So for all the more daring brides, here are a few of my favorite tea length wedding dresses! These are actually so incredible that even the traditionalist (me) would consider giving them a chance!