Read our potted history of the tea dress in July’s issue of The Simple Things? Have a little look at our top dress and shoe combos.
The tea dress is the dress of the summer - the British summer, not the continental one, that is. It's about egg sandwiches, vintage china, white gloves and rose gardens. A dress to be accessorised with a cardi when it gets chilly, or a pair of wellies when tramping through festival mud, not for posing on la Croisette or lounging beside an infinity pool.
In July's issue of The Simple Things, we pick our top three tea dresses, and here are some footwear ideas to go with them.
Tea dress style - three outfits, from left to right:
1. Peacock print tea dress, £74.99, Fever
Salt Water sandals, £49, Toast
2. Pansy print tea dress, £29, Topshop
Blue Posh Wellies, £49.95, Joules
3. Classic crepe 1940s dress, £95, 20th Century Foxy
Summer brogues, £65, Clarks