Tea Dresses and Their Versatility

Tea Dresses and Their Versatility

A tea dress or tea-dress is actually a traditional woman’s costume for casual entertaining at home with family and friends. These dresses, which were popular around the middle-19th century, were characterized by light fabrics and simple lines. They are often made of cotton with satin ribbons and bows on them. Some designs feature elaborate patterns such as lace or sequins while others are simple and elegant.