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24 Delightfully Sweet Dresses for a Tea Party or Garden Party

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Not only does spring bring a refreshing change of weather and the feeling of a fresh start, but it also brings the opportunity to gather with friends and family and celebrate a new season over hot tea, fresh flowers, and delicious pastries. If you’re attending (or throwing) a party this year, here are 20+ sweet and feminine dresses for a tea party that will also look beautiful for a garden party as well!

Tea Party Dress Code

Unless you’re throwing a super traditional tea party, I say anything pretty, feminine, and classy goes. But the traditional dress code for a tea party is smart casual or business casual.

This means dresses, skirts, dress pants, and even nice shorts could work. Just skip clothing items like denim cutoffs, sneakers, and sporty tank tops. When in doubt, you can never go wrong with a sweet dress!

Fruit & Floral Tea Party Dresses

Is it really spring if you aren’t donning an adorable floral dress? A tea party or garden party is made for such frocks as these.

Whether you choose subtle florals or cute lemons, you can never go wrong with a feminine dress in this style for an outdoor spring event!

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White Garden/Tea Party Dresses

Move over LBD, because it’s time for the LWD to shine. Maybe you can’t find a floral dress you like or maybe you’re just in doubt about what the event calls for.

A little white dress is there for such occasions as this. (Besides a wedding garden party, of course!)

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H&M Garden/Tea Party Dresses Under $50

If you’re on a budget or just don’t want to spend a lot on a spring dress, check out these pretty and feminine dress options that are under $50!

#7 is my favorite! What’s yours?

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Garden/Tea Party Accessories

Of course, no outfit is complete without some accessories. The best part about a themed tea or garden party is that you won’t look out of place if you “go all out”.

Though sheer gloves aren’t necessarily something you’d wear in your day-to-day life, a tea party is a perfect time to have fun with these accessories. With a “froofy” hat and an embellished clutch, your tea party dress will look extra sweet and complete!

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