Tea Length Mother Of The Bride Dresses
Even if you’re daughter is not planning a vintage wedding you can still wear a tea length dress and amaze all the wedding attendants. This style is ideal for mothers-of-the-bride and groom because it is very elegant and chic. We can’t think of a different length to suit so well the preferences and expectations of a mature woman. The tea-length dress was popular during the 1920 when the cocktail hour and parties were in vogue.
That was when the jazz music was on and when women used to wear more casual and relaxed gowns. This is how the tea length gown appeared. This style was the perfect combination or compromise between the formality of the ball gown style and the laid-back day-time wear. This type of dress was also called the “cocktail dress”. But from this category we can also mention the knee and above the knees length dresses.
Any type of hemline that falls around the knees or ankle areas can be classified as a cocktail dress. You can also find this style under the names of “ballerina length” or “after-five”. This type of wear was able to describe the woman of that time very well: sophisticated, chic and feminine, polished and sassy. If you find yourself in this category you should definitely opt for the tea length style for your daughter’s wedding.
The hemline falls in between the knees and the calf and it is great for those of you who want to benefit of more coverage for the legs. This length is not as formal as the full-length gowns and this is why we think that it makes such a perfect and inspired selection for a mom. We adore the models designed today for the tea and knee length. Many of them are beautifully textured with flattering ruching, pleats, bows and flowers at the waist. The matching bolero or mini jacket pieces are also parts of this new look available for the contemporary mother.
The fabrics are lightweight but sleek and luscious. They can make perfect selections for both indoors and outdoors weddings. Cotton and wool gabardine are popular choices in this sense. If you want more coverage also for the arms, you can opt for a ¾ sleeved model. Or, if you want to cover your shoulders and arms only when you’re outside, opt for a strapless frock and a matching bolero or shrug that you can take off whenever you feel like. The tea length wedding dress is ideal for tea wedding parties or bridal shower parties. We like the beautiful pastels and whimsical patterns made for these types of frocks. The models with floral embellishments are the most beautiful. We also love the glamorous headpieces promoted today for moms.