Friday, 5 August 2011

Time for Tea

In celebration of the launch of the new Cath Kidson store in Cardiff tomorrow, who is marking the opening with a quintessentially British tea party, I decided to look at the amazing array of 40's style tea dresses currently on offer to us in our favourite retailers. So get your kettle brewing, polish down your tea set, get out your gingham table cloth out, stock up on cupcakes and invites the ladies over for a spot of tea and cakes.

Starting with ASOS. You can always guarantee that ASOS has a dress to meet your style criteria and it hasn't failed to deliver. Here are a few perfect little tea dresses for an afternoon get-together with your bosom buddies.

Vero Moda Shiny Satin 40s Shirt Dress                   ASOS Printed Tea Dress With Shirred Detailing                

Vera Moda satin shirt dress - £28   ASOS printed tea dress -£35                  

 ASOS V Neck Dress with Poppy Print

 ASOS V-neck poppy print dress -£35

Ye Olde Faithful Topshop always a hit on the style stacks and is certain to offer a selection of on-trend garments for you to choose from. I have found a few great little dresses to meet the tea-time theme.

White Bunny Print Belted Shirtdress        Cream Spot Shirt Dress 
     Printed shirt dress - £48       Cream spot shirt dress - £30                 

Peach Floral Midi Dress

Peach floral flared skirt dress - £50

Miss Selfridge
Another high street retailer than usually has a great selection of lovely dresses to fit any current trend. Here are a few that wouldn't be out of place at a Bree Van Der Camp afternoon girlie gossip.

Petites Burgundy Tea Dress        Ditsy Pussybow Dress   
Burgundy tea dress - £35                      Ditsy pussybox dress - £46                 

    Leopard Print Flippy Dress**

     Leopard print flippy dress - £38

Dorothy Perkins
Is a favourite on the high street, but one I don't often look at, however I was surprised to find a few different ditsy dresses perfect for a girlie gathering for afternoon tea. 

Blush/black spot shirt dress             Green floral dress             

Spotted shirt dress - £39.50            Green floral print flared skirt dress - £50          

Black oriental floral dress
Black oriental shirt dress - £39.50

New Look 
New Look always delivers on-trend garments as bargain basement prices, often the clothes resemble the likes of pieces available in other stores but they offer them at 1/3 of the price. Always worth a look. 

Black Pattern (Black) Floral Chiffon Tea Dress | 228713809 | New Look      Blue Pattern (Blue) Belted Posey Shirt Dress | 229451549 | New Look                 
Floral chiffon tea dress - £16.99            Belted posey print shirt dress - £27.99            
Pink Pattern (Pink) Poppy Tea Dress | 224319079 | New Look

Poppy print tea dress - £34.99

Well I hope the selection of dresses I have found on offer at some of the leading high street retailers & e-tailers has got you prepared for your afternoon tea this weekend. So raise a glass and chink to the new Cath Kidson store in Cardiff this weekend. Dont forget your cupcakes too.

Happy shopping : ) xx

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