One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘She wore a full, tea-length blue and white gingham skirt.’
- ‘At 4:30, the sky was overcast and the breeze blustery, but we carried on, ten bridesmaids in strapless tea-length dresses.’
- ‘For an informal wedding the bride can wear a white or pastel-colored floor- or tea-length dress.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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 described the queen's hat, of course, and her tea-length mint green dress.’
- ‘Reem Acra showed a strapless tea length dress accented with garlands of flowers and Amsale is offering a platinum taffeta cocktail 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.’
- ‘Robin had on a cerulean blue dress that was tea length.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The ivory silk material of her off the shoulder tea-length gown went beautifully with her auburn-red hair and fair skin.’
- ‘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.’
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