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14 best tea dresses for the brunch date in your diary

Tea dresses are a timeless staple for all year round...

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

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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 

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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

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For a shorter style, try this lovely floral mini with a frill hem. 

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Polka dot maxi tea dress, £38, ASOS

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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

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We could definitely see Duchess Kate rocking this vintage-style midi!

Floral puff midi tea dress, £55.20, Oasis

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Wow! The print on this floral dress is so gorgeous for autumn. 

Keyhole midi tea dress, was £89, now £44, Coast

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Orange dresses are trending right now - and wait until you see the back on this tea dress from Coast. 

Sweetheart tea dress, £170, Boden

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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

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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

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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

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For an autumn staple piece worth the splurge, this collared midi with crystal buttons is perfect.

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