If you’re on the hunt for a dress that will transition you into the new season, a tea dress may be just what you need. With its airy feel and floaty sleeves, the tea dress is a wardrobe staple for creating an effortlessly chic look whatever the occasion - so it's no wonder the Duchess of Cambridge is often seen sporting the timeless style.
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Whether you're looking for a smart linen midi to wear to work or a cute floral frock for a girl's brunch, take a look at our edit of the best tea dresses to shop now.
Best tea dresses
Nobody's Child linen blend tea dress, £41, John Lewis
This linen blend Nobody's Child dress is the perfect transitional piece for the change of seasons. We recommend teaming it with a pair of white trainers and a denim jacket for a casual yet glam daywear look.
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Floral midi tea dress, £39.50, Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer is a fail-safe option when it comes to day dresses, but our favourite is this animal print midi with a super flattering sweetheart neckline.
Floral tea dress with frill hem, £24, Simply Be
For a shorter style, try this lovely floral mini with a frill hem.
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Polka dot maxi tea dress, £38, ASOS
This polka dot maxi dress is so versatile - wear it to work, with trainers during the day, or dress it up with a pair of heels for an elegant evening look.
Esme midi dress, was £55, now £28, Nobody's Child
We could definitely see Duchess Kate rocking this vintage-style midi!
Floral puff midi tea dress, £55.20, Oasis
Wow! The print on this floral dress is so gorgeous for autumn.
Keyhole midi tea dress, was £89, now £44, Coast
Orange dresses are trending right now - and wait until you see the back on this tea dress from Coast.
Sweetheart tea dress, £170, Boden
Boden has so much choice when it comes to tea dresses, but we particularly love the colours on this sweetheart frock.
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French Connection ditsy floral tea dress, £95, ASOS
Another stunning daywear piece that could easily be worn with heels - and it's the perfect girl's brunch dress!
Nobody's Child ditsy dress, £37, ASOS
This Nobody's Child long-sleeve midi is the ultimate daywear staple that can be worn for just about any occasion.
Panelled tea dress, was £225, now £149, Ted Baker
If you're on the hunt for a formal tea dress, this panelled Ted Baker midi is a great option - and look at the colour!
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Pippa tea dress, £49, Urban Outfitters
The shirt style of this tea dress is so versatile, so it will make a great option for throwing on all year round.
Monsoon button jersey midi dress, from £65, SimplyBe
The red shade of this jersey tea dress is so wearable for all year round - and it would look great teamed with a pair of chunky boots and a leather jacket for autumn.
Long sleeve tea dress, £299, L.K.Bennett
For an autumn staple piece worth the splurge, this collared midi with crystal buttons is perfect.
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