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What to wear for afternoon tea

Afternoon tea has got to be one of the most enjoyable traditions out there. Not only do you get to enjoy some time with your loved ones, but you can do it while sipping on tea, nibbling on scones, and enjoying those deliciously dainty sandwiches. 

But if you have an event like this coming up, then you may be wondering what to wear for afternoon tea. While it is a fairly laid-back event, you may need to up your game slightly in the outfit department. 

But don’t worry if you’re struggling to find anything to wear as the style experts here at NADINE MERABI have put together everything you need to know about what to wear for afternoon tea, including a few outfit options and the best accessories!

What to wear for an afternoon tea

If you’re wondering what to wear for an afternoon tea, then you’ve come to the right place. With this selection of styles and outfits, you will be spoilt for choice. Outfit inspiration is on its way!

Go for something floral

When you think about afternoon tea, you might think about bright colours and floral prints. So what better outfit to wear than a floral dress? Whether you prefer a midi or maxi dress style, a floral dress is both comfortable and looks great for an afternoon tea event. 

For example, this ISLA Purple Dress is the perfect  outfit for an afternoon tea as it is comfy, floral, and has some extra detailing to help you stand out from the crowd. Simply add a nude clutch bag and some statement jewellery and you're good to go. This dress is also super versatile so can be dressed up or down for any event.

Woman wearing V-neck lilac dress with feathered hem

Pink, pink, and more pink

An afternoon tea date with your pals can be a really fun and exciting thing to do. So why not go all out and wear a bit of pink? Not only will it look super feminine, but you’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd too! 

For example, the MACY pink dress is the perfect combination of girly and feminine with a touch of giraffe print. This mini dress is super comfortable and the addition of a few sequins adds that little something extra. You don’t have to worry about getting cold as it has full-length sleeves. Plus, with the shoulder pads, you get a little bit of extra height. 

Woman wearing a hot pink mini dress with long sleeves and sequin detail

Wear some cute flats for a more casual look or go all out with some high heels!

Don’t forget about co-ords

When choosing what to wear for an afternoon tea, you may automatically just go for a dress. But don’t forget that co-ords are just as stylish, and offer a different look altogether. NADINE MERABI’s luxurious collection of women’s co-ords is available in a range of styles and colours, so you can find the perfect outfit for your body shape. 

From elegantly embellished skirts to top and skirt sets and feather-cuffed jackets, the options are endless. For example, the NICOLE champage top and SARA champagne skirt make for the perfect outfit combination if you want to make an impact. The shape and fit of the skirt will show off your curves and provide a flattering silhouette.  

Woman wearing champagne coloured satin cami top

Top tips for styling afternoon tea outfits

Lastly, remember that the most important thing is to feel comfortable and confident in what you're wearing. Afternoon tea is all about enjoying the moment and savouring life's little pleasures. So, whether you're wearing a fancy dress or a simple blouse and jeans, as long as you feel good, that's all that matters.

Here are some of our top styling tips for afternoon tea: 

  • Ensure you dress appropriately for the occasion - check the venue in advance!
  • Tea dresses are ideal, particularly during the spring and summer seasons. 
  • Don't hesitate to layer up to stay cosy. 
  • Inject your personal touch and flair to the ensemble. Whatever makes you feel fashionable, comfortable, and confident.
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