21 February 2018
“What are you wearing tomorrow because I have no idea?”, sounds like the conversation you had with your girlfriend last week right?
A high tea outfit demands a certain kind of attention, but it’s hard to know what that means when you’ve never been. When surrounded by your besties and possibly a grandmother or two in tow, as well as those dainty little cupcakes, you don’t want to throw-off the dynamic of the room by walking in looking like a you’re ready to go grind it up at the club. On the other hand, you don’t want to look like you’ve just walked out of your grandmother’s wardrobe either.
Yes, almost as important as the jam to cream ratio on your scones, your high tea ensemble is a foray into the more ladylike quarters of your wardrobe. Although the hotel setting might scream formality, that doesn’t mean you have to be boring or conservative…
So put down that vintage cardigan and big puffy skirt (seriously, right now!!) and listen up ladies! You gotta think chic darling; comfortable – yet fun. We’re channelling the long-reigning it-girl, Olivia Palermo and the ‘fash pack’ bloggers like Gary Pepper and Harper and Harley. Still panicking about to what to wear to your fancy AF high tea? Here’s a little help from us to you (dw you can thank us with those cute fluffy egg or cucumber sandwiches later).
Once reserved for just the noblest of society, high tea is just that – a fancy afternoon tea where you’re served tea (nah dahh), scones, pastries, cupcakes, etc. It’s set in a fancy AF room, sometimes with a view – and sometimes, if you’re lucky, there will be some champagne. Basically, it’s an excuse to dress up, gossip and scoff fancy food (yummm).
When attending a high tea, there are a few ‘dos’ that will ensure you have a great time, and look the part.
And there you have it, those are the dos and don’ts of high tea fashion. Now go forth and shop because after these tips we declare you ready to go out and find that perfect new dress (and of course, with the right heels, bag and accessories to match). Happy lunching ladies!
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