Definition of tea-length in English:

tea-length

adjective

  • Denoting a dress or skirt of a length that falls above the ankle and below the knee.

    ‘a tea-length prom dress was out of the question’
    • ‘The dresses ran the gauntlet from the ensembles of society brides, all silk and french lace with hand embroidered undergarments, to simple cotton depression era frocks, parachute-silk war bride gown, and hand-made fashion-forward 50s tea length sweets.’
    • ‘Reem Acra showed a strapless tea length dress accented with garlands of flowers and Amsale is offering a platinum taffeta cocktail dress.’
    • ‘There's no single strong trend in hemlines; it's really a case of anything goes, be it a full floor-length skirt, tea length, short or daringly short.’
    • ‘She described the queen's hat, of course, and her tea-length mint green dress.’
    • ‘The skirt was almost tea-length, but the fit of it required a rather drastic slit in the back to make movement more comfortable.’
    • ‘The ivory silk material of her off the shoulder tea-length gown went beautifully with her auburn-red hair and fair skin.’
    • ‘Robin had on a cerulean blue dress that was tea length.’
    • ‘At 4:30, the sky was overcast and the breeze blustery, but we carried on, ten bridesmaids in strapless tea-length dresses.’
    • ‘The dress was actually a sleeveless tea length ivory silk, with a square neck, and a sleek bodice which Jane had insisted Elizabeth buy.’
    • ‘She wore a full, tea-length blue and white gingham skirt.’
    • ‘So now you can find all kinds of wedding dresses - short or tea-length dresses, colored wedding dresses and even white sarongs, for a Hawaiian wedding.’
    • ‘For an informal wedding the bride can wear a white or pastel-colored floor- or tea-length dress.’