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Nice tea dress recommendation

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jennymac Wed 24-Apr-13 13:15:49

Would like to get a nice tea dress - one that could be worn to the office or dressed up for a night out. Would like one that isn't too short - just above the knee would be nice. Anyone seen anything like this?!

knitknack Wed 24-Apr-13 18:57:05

I have lots of tea dresses, from charity shop finds to silk ones from kew etc. (I luffs them). My most recent two were from peacocks of all places!!


Ashoething Wed 24-Apr-13 19:54:41

Lady Vintage London!-online shop that have lovely tea,swing and wiggle dresses.They are in the £30-50 range and are great quality-I have 5!

gindrinker Wed 24-Apr-13 20:37:17

I've got a few off eBay recently - top shop and miss selfridge. F&F at tescos have come up trumps a few times also.

toryalane Thu 25-Apr-13 00:03:03

louise2011 Thu 25-Apr-13 00:53:10

Ash, what are the fit of lady v swing dresses like? I am short 5ft3- will I be swamped? There are some beautiful dresses there. I was hoping to order a few to try for work. Would they be suitable for work with a cardie or too dressy. I am working with the public but in a non formal capacity.

Ashoething Thu 25-Apr-13 18:34:26

I am 5'6 and the swing dresses sit just slightly above my knee so should be a nice length on you. The Hepburn dresses are slightly longer I think and the tea dresses are a bit shorter so you should find something to suit you!

The swing dresses are lovely material and fully lined too. Honestly for the price they are really great. I don't find them too dressy but tbh I don't really do "casual"grin I always tend to be overdressed for any occasion!

louise2011 Thu 25-Apr-13 19:44:01

Thanks Ashoe! Will be ordering a few to try. Would you say they are true to size?I am a small 12, occasionally a 10 because I have a small bust.

cocolepew Thu 25-Apr-13 19:56:32

Wallis has some nice spotty ones.

JackieTheFart Thu 25-Apr-13 23:24:29

Yes the Lady V Hepburns are longer.

louise2011, you are best taking your measurements and buying according to those. I bought a hepburn dress based on my measurements and it fits a dream.

Ashoething Fri 26-Apr-13 12:47:19

I find them quite roomy in the bust-I have norks-so you might be able to get away with the 10.

toryalane Fri 26-Apr-13 16:40:18

Not sure if the peterpan collar renders this not a tea dress. Nice though.

lemonpuff Thu 02-May-13 22:57:22

Hope someone can help. I have been invited to a 60's party, want a nice dress, tht I can use again, would a swind dress be ok?

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