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Fashion Editor’s Picks: The Best Vintage-Inspired Tea Dresses

The shape: Fit and flare, and always below the knee. The prints: From liberty style florals to bigger blooms. The girls who love them: Everyone from the Reese Witherspoon types to cool girls like Riri. The vintage-inspired tea dress gets a major reboot this Fall for its sheer feminity. Here, we showcase some of our favourites.

#1: Silk dress, price unavailable, Kate Spade New York
An elegant cocktail-worthy number that reminds us of the chic wardrobe of Claire Foy in Netflix’s The Crown. #2: Cotton and silk, £691.67 (S$1,240),
Created by former model-turned-Mrs Nick Cave-turned-fashion designer, Susie Cave, The Vampire’s Wife is fast becoming our favourite label for vintage-inspired frocks. #3: Crepe de chine midi dress, $5,350, Gucci
The granny wallpaper print of this dress is made for the eccentric dresser. #4: Giambattista Valli silk midi dress, US$2,65 (S$3,650),
Still loving fashion’s conservative trend? Then this prim number might do the trick. #5: Embroidered tulle midi dress, $3,190, Redvalentino
Ditch the fascinator and pearls with this look. Instead, keep it modern by pairing it with some slinky leather sandals. #6: Polyester midi dress, $539, Ted Baker
A hint of skin on the mid-riff gives this otherwise conservative number an interesting focal point. #7: Self Portrait lace off-shoulder dress, $530,
Bare shoulders are fashion’s new erogenous spot for Resort; so this piece is primed for that trend. #8: Erdem cotton-poplin shirt dress, $1,730,
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