Why not try something a little different with a tea length wedding dress?
If you’ve only considered full-length wedding dresses until now, then this weeks blog offers a moment for you to discover the joys of something shorter. A tea length wedding dress is a super flattering style that creates a neat nipped in waist, accentuates stunning curves and is a dream for showing off luscious legs. It really is the perfect style for a fun and informal big day. Plus, if you’re a shoe lover, there’s no better dress for showing off an absolutely fabulous pair of heels!
Interested? We’ve picked three of our favourite short and sweet designs below to help you find your dream tea length wedding dress…
A style icon
Stylish Audrey reveals a totally different side to the Anna Sorrano collection. This short A-line style, made from glamorous Mikado fabric, is crisp, clean and effortlessly elegant. It also has more than a touch of Old Hollywood glamour!
Wedding dress featured: Audrey by Anna Sorrano
The princess-cut seams on the bodice help to contour and elongate the body, while the straps are cut to sit perfectly on the shoulders and flatter the tops of the arms. The crisp lines of the skirt also mix modern and vintage styling perfectly. Wear this with our 125 underskirt, which is just the right length for this shorter style.
Sleek and simple
At the back there’s sophisticated and understated lacing, to cinch in the waist perfectly. This dress also offers the ideal blank canvas for your accessories. We think it looks fabulous with our contemporary Estella belt and our satin-edged Loulou veil in a fingertip length, to complement the shorter skirt. If you like this look but would prefer it in a strapless style, take a look at Saskia too. Alternatively, if you decide a tea length wedding dress isn’t for you, our Porsha dress has a similar feel but with a full-length skirt.
Lovely Libby is all about fun and romance. This short A-line silhouette comes in a shade of soft blush and perfectly captures that elusive retro vibe. The sweetheart bodice has a delightful illusion neckline and three-quarter-length sleeves, both of which are decorated with embroidered floral lace appliqués. These sit on a glittering tulle layer and create the quintessential Viva Bride look - one with plenty of eye-catching shimmer!
Wedding dress featured: Libby by Viva Bride
Turn around and the back is equally pretty. It is decorated with more delightful floral appliqués, which frame the back and the shoulders just so. The soft florals are a great match for our whimsical Autumn headband and our classic Willa veil, in a shorter length, both of which complement the vintage feel.
Add some bounce
Finally, there’s that bouncy and playful skirt, which is perfect for brides who want to have a little fun on their big day. Wear it with our 125 underskirt for even more wow factor volume. For a similar tea length wedding dress, take a look at Alyssa too. Alternatively, Jessica, a short A line, is the perfect compromise if tea length is just a touch too short.
Finally, you’ll really feel like a princess in this 1950s’ style, Lola. With its flared A-line skirt and softly ruched tulle, it’s a modern take on a classic look, at an amazing price. This is a dress that’s designed for fun!
Wedding dress featured: Lola by Viva Bride
Lola is covered with a soft layer of tulle, decorated with a delicate scattering of pearl beads. The strapless bodice is also gently dipped, which is a flattering style for all bust sizes. The pretty pearls give the dress a delicate all-over shimmer, while the ruched tulle is perfect for disguising any lumps and bumps.
Simple but effective
The back showcases more of the same understated style. The neat zip fastening gives a comfortable and stylish fit, and ensures the bodice hugs curves perfectly before flaring out into that fabulous skirt. Lola is the perfect backdrop for a range of gorgeous accessories too. We love it with our unique Nova belt, which will highlight your waist, and our elegant Regency tiara. You can also accentuate the 1950s’ feel by wearing this with our shorter, elbow-length Langley veil.
This A-line skirt is the ideal shape for balancing out pear-shaped figures. You can also give the gathered tulle skirt even more bounce by wearing it with our 125 lace underskirt, which is designed for a tea length wedding dress. If you’d prefer a little more coverage, wear Lola with one of our delicate lace jackets too (or try Abilene for a tea length style with lace sleeves). Then all you need is a pair of fabulous shoes and you're ready to go!