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Sip Happens | The Hilarious Dos and Don'ts of Tea-rrific Tea Attire!"

There is a certain art to dressing properly for afternoon tea during the spring. It seems, however, that many people have missed the memo on this particular form of etiquette. As someone who takes their tea very seriously, I feel it is my duty to shed some light on the matter.


First and foremost, let's talk about the ladies. When attending afternoon tea, one must always dress in a way that is both elegant and appropriate for the occasion. This means no ripped jeans, no yoga pants, and definitely no sweatshirts. I can't tell you how many times I have walked into a tea room only to be greeted by a sea of poorly dressed women who look like they just rolled out of bed.


So, what should a lady wear to afternoon tea? Well, for starters, a nice dress or skirt and blouse combo is always a safe bet. Floral patterns and pastel colors are particularly popular during the spring months. Pair this with some delicate jewelry, such as a pearl necklace or a pair of dangly earrings, and you're good to go.


As for footwear, a pair of heels is always a classy choice. Flats are also acceptable, as long as they are in good condition and match the rest of your outfit. And please, for the love of all things proper, do not wear flip flops to afternoon tea. It's just not done.

Of course, no outfit is complete without the right accessories. A small clutch or handbag is essential for holding your essentials, such as lipstick and a compact mirror. A hat or fascinator can also add a touch of sophistication to your look, especially if you're attending a more formal tea event.


In conclusion, dressing properly for afternoon tea during the spring is not rocket science. It simply requires a bit of effort and attention to detail. So, the next time you find yourself sipping tea in a quaint tea room, remember to dress the part. After all, nothing ruins a lovely cup of Earl Grey quite like a pair of sweatpants.


For more tea etiquette tips and guidance, consider enrolling in a class with Peerless Etiquette. They will have you sipping tea with the utmost grace and sophistication in no time. Cheers to proper tea attire!

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