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What to wear to High Tea

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What is a High Tea?

Traditional afternoon tea is served in three courses on a tiered stand along with a pot of tea. Tea sandwiches are eaten first, then scones with clotted cream and jam, and then finally, the sweets. Sandwiches are usually made crustless to make it easier to eat and to give it a more delicate look.  

A decidedly feminine tradition dating to 17th Century England, high tea today is cause for elegant celebration, popular with ladies of all ages honouring a special baby mama, bride to be, or birthday girl.

What to wear to a high Tea:

When deciding what to wear for High tea, have fun with your looks! Yes, they need to be appropriate for the occasion, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play with bright beautiful colours and fun prints to make your look unique to your personal taste. And at Gypsy and Wolf we hope that you are able to confidently style your looks with the help of our guide 'What to wear to a high tea in Australia'. 

So when you pick your outfit for taking tea, be sure to refer back to our afternoon tea guide with ever-changing outfit ideas for your teatime adventures! I’m sure you’re excited about it and even more excited about getting to put on a fancy boho dress and strut your way into the tea room.

Do we really need an excuse to get glammed up for a fun afternoon of drinking tea and eating scones? it’s time to get your girls together for High Tea—whether it’s at home, at a fancy winery or classy restaurant.

If you’re looking for all things glamorous and feminine, high tea afternoons are definitely for you! This is a time that calls for the prettiest High tea outfits and what is better than a boho dress! And of course stunning accessories too as we cannot forget them as they are the icing on the cake. 

When you’re looking for the perfect outfit, keep your colour palette light and look for styles with textured or printed fabrics. This will keep your look right for an afternoon event, rather than a night occasion.

When putting together your outfit for a high tea, it’s always a good idea to take an extra top layer with you in case the event is outside. Our Range of Boho Knitwear can be paired with a dress, skirt or pants while looking pretty and feminine. Even better, they will help to keep you warm if the event is being served in an air-conditioned room.

Once you’ve got your heart set on your outfit, it’s time to add some fun accessories; earrings or a necklace can really bring an outfit together. Don't forget your footwear; a pair of low to mid-height heels or a cute pair of ballet flats is a better choice than anything too high—you want to be able to walk around the room comfortably whilst eating your sweets. 

A wedge heel or strappy sandal is a great option with a high tea dress or pant suit, and will certainly be more flattering and comfortable as you are walking through the hotel or restaurant. Flower crowns crafted from fresh blooms are a stunning finishing touch to a daytime outfit that is perfect for high tea, and have become a very popular accessory for ladies celebrating bridal or baby showers.

What to wear to High Tea

At Gypsy and Wolf we recommend a boho dress or skirt as it is always a good choice for high tea. If you're wearing a dress or skirt, make sure it is at least knee-length. A blouse or lightweight sweater is an excellent choice to wear with a skirt. 

Pants or trousers can be worn to high tea, just avoid denim, leggings, and overly casual pant styles. A flowy dress in floral prints is the perfect option for a more casual afternoon tea outfit. It's comfortable and can be dressed up or down for a feminine look. Just make sure the dress isn't too short; after all, this is still a respectable affair.

Our range of High Tea outfits guarantee that you’ll stand out from the crowd! Show your unique style with our ultimate line of bohemian fashion, guaranteed to please.

Found something to love but don’t have the funds on hand? We’ve been there. Try our Wear Now, Pay Later options which makes it easy for you to buy your high tea outfit now and pay later! Our payment options include Afterpay, Zippay, Klarna, Laybuy, Humm & Sezzle.

Most of all we hope that you have a Happy High Tea Ladies and Enjoy! Xx


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