What is a tea dress? It's a feminine, girly, floaty dress that would look at home for a garden party or high tea at the Ritz Hotel. Often brightly colored and floral, the cute and feminine dress can be worn to picnic, brunch,summer fete or bridal shower. Its elegance lies in the vintage styling and delicate prints. The tea dress has evolved since its beginning and even made appearances on the runways. It has been redefined with different length variations and classic cuts.