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What to wear for afternoon tea?

(14 Posts)
mrsgiggle Wed 01-Feb-17 20:01:33

I am treating my sister to afternoon tea, its in a bar in a city.
What should i wear? Black trousers and a nice blouse do you think?

ShoutOutToMyEx Wed 01-Feb-17 20:06:35

Sounds perfect. I've seen people go in jeans and trainers and people go in dresses and heels, so honestly I think whatever you feel comfortable and confident in will work well.

mrsgiggle Wed 01-Feb-17 20:15:07

Ok heres to finding a new blouse then ☺

friendlyflicka Wed 01-Feb-17 21:14:21

A tea dress!

mrsgiggle Wed 01-Feb-17 21:20:57

😂 yep i could wear a tea dress, thanks!

dreamingofsun Thu 02-Feb-17 11:38:44

we all wore jeans when we went....but it was with 2 kids who are at uni and the place was very cold....specific to that venue as it was old and quite open. so wear what you fancy.

BusterGonad Fri 03-Feb-17 11:15:50

I'd wear a tea dress for sure. I love dresses. And a dress especially made for tea is the best!

TheOnlyWayIsMN Fri 03-Feb-17 11:54:27

I think it's about finding something that will make you feel good rather than a dress code of some sorts. Last time we went for afternoon tea at a posh hotel I wore a soft jumper and linen trousers and ballet pumps. The time before it was a midi skirt with tucked in T and a cropped cardi.

Bubbinsmakesthree Fri 03-Feb-17 16:07:45

I expect there's no need to wear anything fancy - in fact I have sat next to people wearing shell suits at posh hotel afternoon tea (probably in a 'rich American tourist' way but still, shell suits ).

If it is a special occasion for you by all means dress up a bit, but avoid going OTT if it's likely to leave you feeling uncomfortable.

I'd probably aim for 'classy smart-casual' - e.g. Nice jeans, heels, cashmere-style jumper and some jewellery.

mrsgiggle Fri 03-Feb-17 21:29:37

I quite like this dress.

skinnyamericano Fri 03-Feb-17 21:33:27

Oasis have got lots of lovely floral tea dresses in stock.

BusterGonad Sat 04-Feb-17 06:53:07

Oasis is my favorite shop, I just thought I'd let you all know! 😂😍

mrsgiggle Sat 04-Feb-17 08:20:48

I do love oasis too☺

Dowser Sat 04-Feb-17 08:46:00

Definitely a 50s tea dress!

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