February 25, 2012

Tea Length Gown

tea length gown |tē lenth goun|
noun dateda long, loose-fitting dress, typically made of fine fabric and lace-trimmed, worn at afternoon tea and popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
According to wikipedia, any flowing dress of sheer or translucent fabric, in pastel colors, mid-calf to ankle-length, may be called a tea gown (or tea length gown).
Elie Saab's tea length gowns:

Tea length gowns by Marchesa:

 Valentino and McQueen's tea gowns:

Courtesy of vogue.it