Time For Tea ~ Tea Length Wedding Dresses by Independent Dress Designer, Joanne Fleming… was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 by Annabel

Morning all Time For Tea ~ Tea Length Wedding Dresses by Independent Dress Designer, Joanne Fleming... (Bridal Fashion ) This morning I want to share some images of the beautiful dresses that Brighton based dress designer  Joanne Fleming has been producing of late.  Anyone who knows me at all knows that I am a huge supporter of the independent dress designer, and Joanne Fleming has been a personal favourite of mine for the past two years, ever since I discovered her work through researching for Love My Dress one day.

These images show some of Joanne's tea length wedding dress designs.   Traditionally, the tea gown dates back to the late 18th/early 19th century, when women would only ever wear dresses and would change dresses several times daily for different functions or meals.  Afternoon tea was a popular gathering of women back then {tea and gossip!} and a formal, but less glamorous dress would be worn by the ladies…

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These days, the tea length dress is a popular style choice with the vintage loving Bride, especially those going for something of a 1950's look – when this particular length of dress was popular, as was the full-circle skirt dresse style, some of which you see below.  I LOVE a full-circle skirt dress – they give amazing twirl and are such fun on the dance floor at the end of the evening Time For Tea ~ Tea Length Wedding Dresses by Independent Dress Designer, Joanne Fleming... (Bridal Fashion )

I love how Joanne Fleming has adapted the concept of the tea length dress and produced several very different designs.  Isn't the design below just absolutely gorgeous?  Quite 1960's like in it's nature, love the bateau neck and the beautiful buttons the run down the centre of the back…

Time For Tea ~ Tea Length Wedding Dresses by Independent Dress Designer, Joanne Fleming... (Bridal Fashion )

Pretty pink and beautiful big bows anyone? Love love love….

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I just ADORE these ballerina style tea length dresses – all that tulle!!!

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Time For Tea ~ Tea Length Wedding Dresses by Independent Dress Designer, Joanne Fleming... (Bridal Fashion )

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Totally and utterly gorgeous.  For further information visit the Joanne Fleming website.  You can also see more from Joanne Fleming Design on Love My Dress here, and check out more from the tea length wedding dress, 1950's and 1960's categories.

Are any of my lovely readers opting for a tea-length wedding dress, and if so, please share details! I'd love to hear from you Time For Tea ~ Tea Length Wedding Dresses by Independent Dress Designer, Joanne Fleming... (Bridal Fashion )

Much love all,

Annabel

 

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20 thoughts on Time For Tea ~ Tea Length Wedding Dresses by Independent Dress Designer, Joanne Fleming…

  1. OMG, I LOVE these dresses. There is just something so timeless, classic and chic about this style.
    Throw in some tulle too, and I’m in heaven :)

  2. These dresses are absolutely stunning! I was lucky enough to find a real vintage dress that fits me perfectly but if I hadn’t then I would definitely be taking a closer look at these!

  3. I am absolutely in love with Joanne’s dresses – I have been looking around elsewhere but I’m going to Vintage Bride (a stockist of hers in Dublin – the only place in Ireland!) in two weeks and I seem to be deciding against all other dresses on the basis that they are not her BEAUTIFUL creations.
    I think I have my heart set, to be honest ;-)

  4. Ah, Jo’s dresses are so very beautiful. I went to see her while I was on my search for the perfect dress, and although I ended up using a different designer, I can’t tell you how difficult a decision it was. Her studio is a little oasis of calm and beauty and Jo herself is very very lovely.
    I had a tea length dress for my wedding in December – I love it so very much. It was emerald green with purple contrasts and a peacock multi-coloured underskirt. I was quite nervous of pulling off a proper tea length dress because I’m not all that tall, but it turned out that all I needed was a pair of sky-high heels! And best of all, it is still perfect after the wedding – no dragging across the floor!
    Sx

  5. Thanks for your lovely comments everyone – and Annabel – WOOHOOOOO!! I cannot WAIT for that one!!! Details my friend, email me now with all the details!!
    Will you be spinning the decks at your own wedding?? :)
    xXx

  6. Thank you so much for all the positive feedback ladies…..very much appreciated! And thank you Annabel for the beautiful feature……it was a lovely surprise to see it this morning, and looking back at the designs reminds me of what fun I had last year working with my fabulous clients to get their dresses just so :) xx

  7. When I first got engaged, I was really excited about looking for the perfect dress. It was fun to start with but after weeks of trawling the net the fun started to turn to frustration as I couldn’t find a single dress that I liked enough for my big day. Then I saw Jo’s name on a wedding blog and googled her. I can’t tell you how happy I was when I scrolled through her gallery. I loved all the dresses, each and every one is beautiful and classy and I could just see myself walking down the aisle wearing a Joanne Fleming design. From that moment on I knew I could stop looking. I immediately planned a trip to Brighton to visit Jo in her studio, which is no easy journey from South Devon, I can tell you! Jo suggested a dress for me to try and that was it. I was sold. It’s now just under two weeks until I get to walk down the aisle in the most beautiful dress I have ever seen. I’m so pleased I chose Jo, she has been so accommodating and helpful and her service was above and beyond! I wouldn’t have wanted any other wedding dress designer!

  8. I have a 50’s style tea length wedding dress with lots of tulle and beautiful lace detail. It was soo difficult to find the kind of dress I was after, I was beginning to despair, when I found it! It needed shortening, but now that’s done it’s perfect! I’m getting married a month today and I’m so excited! x

  9. oh my goodness! the dress 001 tea length dress with champagne ribbon and lace shoulder pieces is my DREAM dress! its stunningly gorgeously amazing! how much is it? xxx stephanie Wirral x

  10. Hello please could you tell me how I can buy 3 of the pink dress with cream lace top and now at back please thank you. X

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