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Tea Length Evening Dresses

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TEA LENGTH EVENING DRESSES

As popular today as they were when hemlines moved from the floor to above the ankle, tea length evening dresses continue to be a go-to length for daytime and evening formal events alike. Tea length evening dresses have a hemline that falls from just above the ankle to the top of the leg calf muscle well below the knee. Although the tea length hemline has come in and out of popularity, it is back in full force this season and all the rave on the Red Carpet and runways of the world!

WHEN MOVEMENT IS YOUR TOP PRIORITY - TEA LENGTH IS THE OPTIMAL STYLE

Time and time again in our Flagship location in Portland, Oregon, our customers request tea length evening dresses when ease of movement is a priority and usually when dancing or walking on uneven surfaces for an event are a consideration. Among Mothers of the Bride/Groom, tea length is by far the most requested length, however since we have seen this hemline make such a splash on the recent runways, everyone is crazy for tea length evening dresses this season!

One obvious benefit of this dress length is there is rarely a need to hem for length purposes. Since there is a gracious tolerance for the length of this hemline style between the ankle and top of the calf, most dresses on the average body height do not require hemline alterations. In addition to the length, ease of movement for dancing and walking is often a top priority for formal affairs such as weddings, receptions, balls, galas and Red Carpet events. Walking in a tea length dress is the next best thing to a short style. There is no need to concern yourself with tripping or getting your heel caught under the hem of your dress. Full skirted tea length evening dresses offer the widest movement. One thing to remember is as the skirt circumference narrows, the movement becomes more restricted in this dress length. For instance, a pencil skirt style, tea length hemline is actually rather difficult to walk in. So if movement is your desired preference, look for more open skirts with the full circle skirt being the most gracious of styles for ease of movement.

TEA LENGTH EVENING DRESSES COME IN EVERY SIZE AND FABRIC

Since the emerging popularity of tea length evening dresses continues to grow, we are adding to our collection all the time. We carry dresses size 00-24 regular and in 14w-30w in plus size. You will find our collection of tea length evening dresses to have a nice selection of fabric options as well. Chiffon tea length evening dresses remain the most requested, however, we have some very interesting fabric options available this year and also have many styles that throw back time and are spot-on retro!

If you need assistance with sizing, fit or you have style questions. Please call us or send a chat box request. One of our friendly Stylists is sure to help you find the dress of your dreams.