20 Best Tea-Length Wedding Dresses Of All Time

For the vintage bride.

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Wearing a tea length wedding dress is for those who love the vintage bridal look. What exactly is a tea length dress? It's a bit longer than the knees, and it should always be above the ankles. It looks retro fabulous and sexy without being too revealing, and there are plenty of fun and flirty ways to make this look stand out from the rest.

Whether you want to go classic and vintage with your wedding dress — because it's just your style, you have found that this length works best on your frame, or you just fall in lofe with a tea length style — these options are sure to switch up your look. Plus, they're at all different price points, perfect for the bride on a budget.


And even better? You can pretend you are in Mad Men. How cool is that?

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Under $1,000

1. Azazie Dolores BG

Dress Dolores BG by Azazie is a lux satin and tulle wedding dress featuring an illusion neckline on a tea-length A-line skirt. The back of the gown is finished with zipper up back style, and fine lace covers a fitted bodice above the skirt, with a belt too add a dash of charm and glamour.


(Azazie, $199)

2. Amsale Bow Back Midi Sheath Dress

Romantically rebel against tradition in this elegantly tailored midi dress fitted with a bustier-style bodice and a jaunty trio of bows at the back.

(Nordstrom, $385)

3. Oleg Cassini Tea Length Wedding Dress with Lace


This beautiful tea-length lace dress is strapless with a sweetheart neckline, giving a feminine elegance. The dropped waist and lace applique through-out lends to the romantic charm.

(David's Bridal, $199.99)

4. Azazie Peggy BG

In this lovely chiffon and lace gown, you will be the picture of bliss. Say "I do" in this flirty tea length gown with a full illusion lace back and impeccable hand beading. 


(Azazie, $249)

5. Azazie Claudette BG

Claudette's illusion neckline has lace appliques and hand beaded accents, complementing the gorgeous lace covered bodice perfectly. Its elegant button back closure is perfect for a lovely up-do, not to mention the lace embellished hemline.

(Azazie, $349)

6. Azazie Azul BG


Tiers of lace and ruffles are having us fall head over heels for Azul. This tea length gown is a modern take on a garden party look, complete with an illusion neckline and back keyhole detail.

(Azazie, $249)

7. Azazie Judy BG

This tea-length, A-line dress by Azazie is constructed in a simple satin and tulle. Judy BG features a zipper up back style and an illusion neckline. Dainty beadwork at the neckline gives this gown a gentle luster.


(Azazie, $299)

8. Mint Green Retro Lace Tea Length Wedding Dress

Featuring beautiful lace illusion neckline and back, this tea length wedding dress can be worn on your special day.

(Etsy, $299.95+)

9. 'Sandra' Beautiful Vintage Inspired Tea Length Wedding Dress


"Sandra" is an elegant retro-inspired tea length wedding dress that combines gorgeous Alencon lace with lightweight organza.

(Etsy, $395+)

10. Satin 50s Bridal Midi Gown

If you are planning your wedding in the retro style of the 50s, choose this dress! Smooth satin, open back and two pockets make this gown charming and graceful.


(Etsy, $440)

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11. Ice Blue Vintage Lace Tea Length Wedding Dress

This dress comes in a romantic ice blue color, accented with a thin champagne belt. It can also be made in another color, such as ivory, white, or the color of your choice.

(Etsy, $379.95+)


12. Riviera Ivory Lace & Tulle Wedding Dress

The Riviera Bridal Dress is an angelic vision of 1950s elegance with a graceful swing style of tulle and lace in a radiant ivory color. This mid-century wedding dress is the perfect outfit for any vintage-themed celebration.

(Unique Vintage, $228)

13. 1950s Champagne Tulle Lace Monte Carlo Wedding Dress


The Monte Carlo Dress is a marvelous tulle mesh 1950s silhouette in a creamy champagne for full vintage vibes. Sweet embodied appliqués lace flows throughout the flirtatious bodice and onto the swinging skirt, while a sweetheart bust features padding.

(Unique Vintage, $248)

14. Dennis Basso Tea Length Wedding Dress


This tea length gown features a strapless neckline with a dropped waist in tulle and lace. It has no train, but is classy nonetheless.

(Kleinfeld Bridal, $999)

Over $1,000

15. Pronovias Miami Lace & Mikado Tea Length Dress

A lacy bodice offers classic romance on this tea-length dress that's anything but ordinary. The full A-line skirt, complete with all-important pockets, is fashioned from lustrous mikado for a whimsical mixed-media look, while an arched cutout at the back offers a spine-tingling finish.


(Nordstrom, $1,400)

16. Roksanda Lavete Bow-Embellished Crepe Midi Dress

Made from slightly stretchy crepe and lined in silk, it has flattering darts at the waist and fluted sleeves topped with sculptural bows. The split at the back ensures you can work the room comfortably in heels.


(net-a-porter, $1,490)

17. Roland Mouret Aldrich Strapless Frayed Cloqué Midi Dress

This midi dress is made from white cloqué and has a supportive boned bodice to hold the notched neckline in place. It nips in flatteringly at the waist before falling to a full skirt.

(net-a-porter, $3,775)

18. Roksanda 'Keanu' Silk-Srepe and Faille Midi Dress


Perfect for the modern bride to wear on her special day, this "Keanu" dress is made from silk-crepe and has panels of lustrous faille. It's fully lined for coverage and nips in flatteringly at the waist to define your frame.

(net-a-porter, $2,105)

19. Galvan Pandora Silk-Satin Halterneck Midi Dress

This dress is made from silk-satin that drapes so elegantly over the body. Complement the halterneck with an updo or chignon.


(net-a-porter, $1,020)

20. Halfpenny London 'Kelly' Off-the-Shoulder Satin Midi Dress

This "Kelly" dress is beautifully cut from satin for a close fit and has an elegant off-the-shoulder neckline that's perfect for showcasing something borrowed, like a delicate pearl necklace.

(net-a-porter, $2,345)

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