Every wardrobe needs a tea dress. This most versatile and feminine of dresses first made it’s mark in the 1940s, when it’s shorter skirt and sleeves fitted in perfectly with the utility ethos. Step forward to the 1970s and it appeared once again, teamed with platform heels that harked back to the stack heels of the 40s. Today it is as relevant as ever, and is a vital part of any capsule wardrobe. Vintage tea dress style
Scarlett and Jo, sold exclusively through Evans, always feature tea dresses in their collections, producing wonderful, vintage inspired pieces that are just perfect for girls with curves. In soft jersey fabrics, and with pretty details like keyhole necklines, tie belts and gorgeous chintzy prints, the Scarlett and Jo tea dresses have a timeless elegance that flatter and enhance the figure in equal measure. I was recently sent one of my favourite pieces from the current range, the red floral jersey dress and it has fast become a wardrobe favourite, something I can wear for any occasion. Team with a pair of Mary Jane shoes and your outfit is complete. Add a red lip and nails, and a faux fur coat, and you get a very glamorous look indeed.
This dress has a lovely shape and is very comfortable to wear due to the stretchy nature of the fabric. I loved the very pretty flounced sleeves, which again were comfortable due to being loose fitting. The tie back belt helps to add to the shape, and I truly think that this dress could be transitional, working well come Spring by adding a thin knit cardigan.
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