Vintage tea dress, especially elegant floral tea dresses are a perfect welcome to warmer spring days. Both simple daytime tea dresses in light floral prints and fancier afternoon tea party dresses in chiffon, lace, tulle or Swiss dot reflect back on days when ladies took tea with friends. You can recreate the tea time look with a vintage-inspired tea length or floral prints tea dress.
Both the ’10s, ’40s and ’50s have plenty of vintage tea dresses in their fashion history. 1900-1910s featured long, flowing, lace tea dresses. 1940s tea dresses were A-line dresses with sleeves and an easy fit. By comparison, 1950s tea dresses were usually sleeveless with a tight waist and a full swing skirt. A light cardigan sweater was often worn with sleeveless tea dresses as well as a pair of gloves, a sun hat or flower hair clip, and white vintage sandals or kitten heels.
Browse these vintage tea dresses, 40s and 50s floral dresses, tiki dresses, and tropical print dresses from our favorite online shops. For those looking for separates, vintage floral print clothing also came in skirts and tops.