Elegant and Stylish: A Guide to Tea Party Attire

Let me ask you a question—Do you want to stand out & get people talking about you at Tea parties?

For this to happen:

You have been looking for a scintillating Tea party attire, but you can't seem to find a perfect attire that has people mesmerized with your sense of style?

If the answer is 'yes' then read on!
as some amazing tips are coming your way…

Tea parties are elegant affairs that call for stylish attire exuding grace and charm. Whether it's a formal afternoon tea or an intimate gathering with friends, dressing up perfectly for the occasion is paramount for your experience to be pleasing.

TheRealB is an occasional wear premium brand that understands and emphasizes the importance of sophisticated sartorial sense while giving your style statement. We have put together a guide to help you choose the perfect tea party attire.

7 tips that will have you exude elegance & style with your Tea party attire:


Dresses have been a classic choice for tea parties offering a wide range of styles to choose from. Knee-length dresses, which fall just below the knee, are a popular option as they are both elegant and sophisticated. A-line dresses with a fitted bodice and a flared skirt are a timeless choice that flatters most body types. For a more contemporary look, you can opt for a sheath dress with a simple silhouette or a flowy maxi dress in a soft pastel shade.


If you don't opt for a dress, a skirt can be an equally elegant option for a tea party. A knee-length or midi-length skirt in a flowing fabric such as chiffon or silk can look feminine and sophisticated. You can pair your skirt with a tucked-in blouse or a fitted sweater for a chic look. If you're feeling daring, you can also try a skirt with a bold print or pattern.


Blouses are a versatile option for tea party attire. A lace or sheer blouse can add a touch of romance to your outfit, while a crisp cotton blouse in a pastel shade can create a classic and refined look. Moreover, you can pair your blouse with a skirt or pants and accessorize with a statement necklace or earrings to add a touch of glamour.


Pants can be a comfortable and stylish option for a tea party, especially if the event is held outdoors or in a more casual setting. Opt for a pair of slim-fit trousers or ankle-length pants in a light and breathable fabric such as linen or cotton. You can pair your pants with a flowy blouse or a fitted sweater and add a pair of elegant flats or heels to complete your look.


Accessories can elevate your tea party attire and add a touch of personality to your outfit. A wide-brimmed hat can look elegant and keep you shaded from the sun, while a clutch or a small cross-body bag can add a touch of sophistication to your ensemble. You can also accessorize with a pair of statement earrings or a delicate necklace to add some sparkle to your look.


Choosing the right shoes is essential for a tea party, as you'll be on your feet for an extended period. A pair of elegant flats or low-heeled pumps can provide comfort without sacrificing style. You can opt for a classic design such as a pointed-toe pump or a ballet flat, or choose a more contemporary style such as a loafer or a mule.

Makeup and Hair

When it comes to makeup and hair for a tea party, less is often more. Opt for a natural and fresh-faced look with a light foundation, a touch of blush, and a nude or pastel lip colour. For your hair, you can try a simple updo such as a low bun or a sleek ponytail, or leave it down with soft waves or curls.

Style guide for some of the most sought-after tea party occasional attires:

Modern tea party attire

Modern tea party attire should combine the classic elegance of traditional tea party attire with contemporary fashion trends. The focus should be on sleek, minimalist pieces with clean lines, bold colours, and unexpected details that maintain an air of sophistication. This includes tailored jumpsuits, sleek midi dresses, and modern separates in bold patterns or bright hues. Accessories play a key role, with statement jewellery and structured handbags adding a touch of glamour. Whether attending a casual garden tea party or a more formal afternoon tea, modern tea party attire provides a fresh take on a timeless tradition.

Summer tea party attire

Summer tea parties are all about bright colours, florals, and pastels. Light, flowy dresses or skirts are perfect for the warm weather. You can opt for a sleeveless, knee-length dress in a light-coloured fabric like cotton, linen, or silk. Pair it with delicate jewellery and a stylish hat to complete the look. You can also choose to wear a blouse with a skirt or palazzo pants, preferably in a floral or pastel shade.

Casual tea party attire

For casual tea parties, you can go for a more relaxed outfit. A maxi dress, jumpsuit, or a skirt with a blouse can be a great choice. Choose comfortable, breathable fabrics, and stay away from overly formal or stuffy attire. Accessorize with a simple necklace or earrings, and a stylish purse or tote bag.

Garden tea party attire

Garden tea parties are all about embracing the beauty of nature. Light, pastel colours and floral patterns are perfect for this occasion. You can opt for a dress in a light, breezy fabric with a floral pattern. You can also choose a skirt and blouse combination, pairing a simple blouse with a flowy skirt in a light pastel shade.

Victorian tea party attire

If you're attending a Victorian tea party, you should dress accordingly. The attire should be formal, modest, and elegant. A long, flowy gown with a corset or a high-neck blouse with a full skirt can be perfect for this occasion. The colour palette should be light and muted, with delicate details like lace and ruffles.

Tea party attire for women

For women, tea party attire should be classy, elegant, and feminine. A dress or a skirt with a blouse can be a great choice. The length of the dress or skirt should be modest, preferably knee-length or longer. Opt for light, breathable fabrics that are comfortable to wear, and accessorize with delicate jewellery, a hat, and a stylish purse or clutch.

Afternoon tea party dresses

Afternoon tea parties are more formal than casual tea parties but less formal than Victorian tea parties. You can opt for a dress in a light, flowy fabric like chiffon, silk, or satin. The dress should be knee-length or longer, with a modest neckline and sleeves. You can choose a simple pattern or solid colour, accessorizing with delicate jewellery and a stylish purse.

We suggest some must-have occasional wear to dazzle at your tea parties:


Get ready to turn heads at your next tea party with TheRealB's Heavenly Crop Top and Midi Skirt Co-ord. The delicate lace and floral print make for a dreamy and feminine look that will leave you feeling confident and empowered. So go ahead, and indulge in some tea and scones while looking and feeling like an absolute goddess!


Looking for a sweet and feminine tea party outfit? TheRealB's Delicate Heart Jacquard Co-ord Set is a perfect choice. The delicate heart pattern adds a charming and romantic touch, while the crop top and high-waisted skirt silhouette create a flattering and playful look. Pair it with dainty jewellery and strappy heels for a chic and polished ensemble. So go ahead and elevate your tea party style with the Delicate Heart Jacquard Co-ord Set that is sure to make you feel elegant and lovely!


Get ready to make a statement in TheRealB's Euphoria Midi Dress. This stunning dress is a showstopper, featuring a bold and vibrant print that is sure to turn heads. The midi length and figure-hugging silhouette create a flattering and sophisticated look that is perfect for any occasion, from weddings to cocktail parties. So go ahead and add some colour and excitement to your wardrobe with the Euphoria Midi Dress that is sure to make you feel confident and glamorous!


Looking for a chic and comfortable tea party outfit? Try pairing TheRealB's Flared Pants with a delicate lace blouse for a feminine and on-trend look that is both stylish and comfortable. The flared silhouette elongates the legs and creates a flowy and playful vibe that is perfect for sipping tea and indulging in treats. So go ahead and elevate your tea party style with the Flared Pants that are sure to make you feel fabulous and fashionable!


For a timeless and elegant tea party outfit, consider TheRealB's Pleated Satin Skirt. The luxurious satin fabric and intricate pleated detailing create a sophisticated and feminine look that is perfect for any tea party occasion. Pair it with a classic button-up blouse and statement jewellery for a polished and put-together ensemble. So go ahead and add some glamour to your tea party style with the Pleated Satin Skirt that is sure to make you feel like royalty!