High Tea, What to Wear!

So you are going to a fabulous high tea? Perhaps somewhere lovely like a garden or even a fabulous restaurant.  One must dress for the occasion and high tea isn’t like every other occasion.  Its origins lay in the mid 1800s when high class ladies of leisure met up to have tea, scones, finger sandwiches and other assorted items.  Nowadays, women from all different backgrounds meet up to have tea and delightful nibbly bits to celebrate high tea.  It is an elegant occasion and one should dress up for it.  This rules out all forms of denim and trainers.  This is not your average casual afternoon tea after all.   One should be covered up and sophisticated with the grace of an elegant woman. 

Here at The Volte we think this occasion demands something feminine, something gorgeous and pretty.  We have a range of dresses perfect to hire for the occasion from traditional florals to more modern cuts that still have a ladylike edge.

The first thing I think of when I think of high tea is girly florals and nature prints.  Demure and ladylike, florals and nature do not disappoint.  We have a range of floral and nature dresses perfect for a lovely high tea.  Brands that immediately come to mine are Zimmermann and Alice McCall.  Another brand doing modern and fresh florals is Dolce & Gabbana.  Have a look at some options that I think would be perfect for a high tea.

Zimmermann Zippy Frill Dress
Zimmermann Zippy Plunge Long Dress
Alice McCall Flower Girl Midi Strap Dress
Alice McCall Honeycombe Daisy Embroidered Maxi Dress
Dolce & Gabbana Floral Bamboo Set
Dolce & Gabbana Fig Print Poplin Bustier Dress

If you are something a bit more relaxed that is still elegant, I’d look at something billowy and diaphanous.  Again, Zimmermann has you covered for long ladylike maxi dresses that ooze comfort factor whilst still being elegant and sophisticated.  Zimmermann comes in a range of beautiful prints and florals so you are sure to find something that works.

Zimmermann Zippy Billow Dress
Zimmermann Moncur Ruffle Neck Dress
Zimmermann Ninety-Six Filigree Dress

Another brand that does feminine well is Thurley. Thurley also has a wide variety of feminine dresses that would be perfect for high tea with flirty frills and beautiful sleeves. From mini dresses to midis to maxis, there is a Thurley dress for everyone.  I think this brand would be perfect to hire for sipping Earl Grey and nibbling on scones.  Shop Thurley on The Volte now.

Thurley Chintz Print Midi Dress
Thurley Paisley Passion Dress
Thurley Pastel Peony Midi Dress

If you want to take a step away from traditional feminine dresses and florals, Rebecca Vallance makes the most delightful dresses that are modern whilst still being feminine.  Think cute bow and tie details, pops of colour and varying hem lines, all perfect for a high tea.  Have a look at renting Rebecca Vallance styles available to hire at The Volte today.

Rebecca Vallance One Shoulder Bow Hamptons Dress
Rebecca Vallance Havana Midi Dress
Rebecca Vallance Bellagio Dress

Another contemporary brand making delightful dresses would have to be By Johnny.  The designer is known for interesting sleeves, bold colours, quirky prints and using an array of different fabrics to create fun and flirty dresses.  We have a range of different styles to hire at The Volte and we think By Johnny would be perfect for a high tea.

By Johnny Floral Fruits Cuffed Mini
By Johnny Petal Punch Tie Back Midi
By Johnny Anna V Tulip Dress

You can rent all these looks at The Volte for a fraction of the retail price. We have a range of other designers available to hire so shop daytime looks today.  We deliver Australia wide including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. 



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