High tea is a British tradition that has been around for centuries. The concept of Afternoon Tea appeared during the mid-19th century. Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, introduced the concept of Afternoon Tea in 1840. Its elegant and sophisticated look is perfect for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, or birthdays. Attending a high tea can be an unforgettable experience, and dressing appropriately is essential for the occasion, as your look will be the finishing touch to your outfit. Let us help you with your style and look with Nimisski's comprehensive style guide for high tea. Read on and find out how to create the perfect high tea look.
The Tradition of High Tea and its Fashion Evolution
High tea is a beloved British tradition that has evolved to include more than just scones and finger sandwiches. The history of high tea dates back to the 1700s when it was initially intended as a sustenance meal for the working class. However, it quickly became associated with the upper classes as a luxurious social event.
Today, high tea is celebrated worldwide, and the fashion choices of attendees have evolved just as much as the food. While formal dress attire was once necessary, the high tea dress code has relaxed for more comfortable clothing.
The Key Elements of High Tea Fashion has been a formal affair since the beginning, and while you may not have to wear a ball gown these days, there are still some key elements of a high tea outfit that you should keep in mind.
The Primary Components of a traditional high tea look include:
A modest dress (preferably knee-length): Choose something feminine and fitted, with delicate lace or chiffon detailing.
- A pretty bonnet or hair accessory: Go for a decorative hat, headband, or bow to give your look an extra touch of style and sophistication.
- Gloves (optional): You don't have to wear gloves nowadays, but if you want to add more drama to your ensemble, a pair of pearl or lace gloves is the perfect finishing touch.
- The right shoes: High tea is an occasion to bring out your most elegant shoes – think strappy sandals or mid-heel pumps in neutral colors.
Nevertheless, attending a high tea is still regarded as a sophisticated affair. It is an opportunity to indulge in delicious treats, savor quality tea, and show off your wardrobe. Whether you prefer to dress up or keep it casual, attending high tea is an experience to remember.
The Importance of Dressing Right for High Tea
The high tea involved a strict dress code for many years, and while the rules have loosened recently, it's still important to adhere to traditional etiquette when attending this special event. Wearing the wrong clothes can be seen as disrespectful and make you stand out from the crowd negatively.
It is important to find the proper attire as it can:
- Show respect for the host and other guests.
- Give you an air of sophistication and class.
- Make you look beautiful and elegant, setting the mood for a delightful afternoon.
The Etiquette in High tea events you need to know include:
The Dress Code
Choosing the right attire for a high tea is essential. You should wear something modest and elegant, like a knee-length dress or skirt with a blouse. Avoid wearing overly casual clothes such as jeans and shorts as they are not considered appropriate. A smart casual look is also acceptable and one of the most versatile dress codes.
The Gloriana Pink Tiered Dress from Nimisski is a perfect example of a smart casual look that fits the dress code perfectly. The importance of choosing the right attire must never be overlooked.
It’s important to practice good manners when eating at a high tea event. You should always wait until all the guests have been served before you begin and use utensils correctly. Don't talk with your mouth full, and remember to dispose of food waste on your plate properly. Remember that finger sandwiches should be eaten with your hands, but delicate sweet morsels require a fork or dessert spoon.
The Way You Stir Your Tea
Stirring your tea is also an important part of high tea. You should always stir your tea in a 6 o’clock position and gently stir the tea towards 12 o’clock without touching the sides of the teacup. And the milk is to be added after the tea has been poured. After stirring, place your spoon on the saucer next to your cup.
Put your pinky down! The traditional gesture of raising your pinky finger while holding a cup of tea is rude and should not be done. The right way to hold your teacup is to put your index finger and thumb through the handle. The rest of the fingers must be tucked together beneath them.
Phones Off the Table
It's important to remember that you should refrain from using your phone at the table during high tea. Not only can it be disruptive in a quiet setting, but it is also considered rude and disrespectful. Use this opportunity to disconnect and reconnect with those around you instead.
High Tea is a special event that requires proper etiquette and an appropriate dress code. Respect the host, follow traditional manners, and enjoy your experience with the class.
Nimisski’s High Tea Fashion Collection
Step into the world of Nimisski's High Tea Fashion Collection and experience the epitome of elegance and sophistication. This collection will transport you back to the lavish and refined high tea time of the past, with its delicate lace details, luxurious fabrics, and intricate embroidery.
Each piece has been meticulously designed to exude a sense of femininity and grace, making it the perfect selection for any occasion where you want to look your absolute best.
The inspirations behind this collection range from vintage florals to graceful silhouettes and exquisite lace materials. Each piece is crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, so you can be sure your outfit will make a lasting impression on any high tea occasion. So go ahead and explore Nimisski’s High Tea Fashion Collection today and look stunning at your next high tea event!
Gretel Tulle Babydoll Dress is one of Nimisski's High Tea Fashion Collection pieces perfect for any special occasion. This dress has a romantic and feminine look with its delicate 3D butterfly embroidered tulle overlay and babydoll cut. Its cotton and chiffon lining with embroidered floral prints add an elegant touch.
The Gretel Tulle Babydoll Dress is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to look and feel like a princess at their next high tea event!
Finally, it is important to remember that a high tea event should be an enjoyable experience for all in attendance. Make sure you uphold the proper etiquette and dress code as outlined above so everyone can have a pleasant time. Have fun and enjoy the experience!
Dressing Tips for High Tea with Nimisski
The High Tea outfit from Nimisski's collection is the perfect way to look elegant and fashionable while attending a high tea event. To ensure that you look your best, here are some quick tips on how to dress for a high-tea occasion:
- Choose an appropriate color palette, pastels, or muted colors to create a soft and sophisticated look. The Gloriana Blue Flower Dress from Nimisski will give you an elegant and graceful appearance.
- Choose fabrics that are lightweight, breathable, and comfortable. Try the Emiliana Rose Dress from Nimisski for a beautiful look and comfort.
- Keep it modest with classic silhouettes and avoid anything too revealing.
- Wear comfortable shoes as you will be sitting for a long time in one spot.
- Wear light fabrics like chiffon or silk that flow gracefully instead of stiffer fabrics such as tweed or denim.
Add some sparkle with delicate jewelry pieces to complete your look. Here are some tips on how to accessorize Nimisski outfits for High Tea:
- Choose pieces that complement the outfit and don’t overpower it.
- Opt for light, delicate necklaces such as a pearl strand or a thin gold chain.
- Pick light-colored stones like diamonds, pearls, or sapphires to add some shine to your look.
- Avoid wearing large statement pieces and big hoop earrings.
Nimisski's Rose Gold Butterfly Earring is a perfect choice for high tea and will add a touch of sparkle to your look.
Nimisski's High Tea Fashion Collection will make you look your best for any special occasion. The key is to keep it simple and elegant. With Nimisski's High Tea Fashion Collection, you will surely be dressed in the most exquisite and refined pieces that will make you stand out!
Furthermore, maintain Nimisski clothing properly to preserve its beauty and longevity. Follow the care instructions on each garment, such as hand washing or machine washing at a lower temperature. This way, you can keep your clothing looking like new for many years to come!
Showcasing Nimisski Outfits for High Tea
With the Nimisski High Tea Fashion Collection, you can create a stunning look for any high tea event. Whether it’s a formal gathering or an intimate dinner, the following outfits will make you look your best:
Farren White Organza Dress
From its White Silk organza material and stretchable crepe lining, this sleeveless maxi-length dress is stylish and comfortable. Farren White Organza Dress has a unique Empire silhouette, Scoop neckline, and Side ruching add an alluring touch to the dress. The Farren White Organza Dress is perfect for any high tea event!
Gwenette Animal Print Denim Rose Dress
Unleash your wild and cute side with this stylish Animal Print Denim Rose Dress from Nimisski’s collection! Gwenette Animal Print Denim Rose Dress a casual high tea dress features an asymmetrical shoulder and invisible back zipper, a Detachable shoulder ribbon, and is made with high-quality cotton fabric. Wear this Gwenette Animal Print Denim Rose Dress to your next high tea event and show off your fun and trendy style!
Georgiana Floral Prints Chiffon Dress
Another great option from Nimisski’s collection is this Georgiana Floral Print Chiffon Dress. It features a beautiful Short sleeve Midi dress with pleats and a V neckline. Its puff sleeves and invisible back zip will make you look elegant and graceful. This Georgiana Floral Print Chiffon Dress for a High Tea event will make you look stunning!
With Nimisski’s High Tea Fashion Collection, you can now create a sophisticated and elegant look that will surely be remembered. The perfect combination of classic silhouettes with modern details and lightweight fabrics is sure to make your event an unforgettable one. So, start planning for your next high tea event and pick the perfect outfit from Nimisski’s High Tea Fashion Collection!
With so many creative options with Nimisski's style guide, creating an unforgettable high tea look for any occasion is easy and fun. Feel free to mix and match pieces that speak to you, and take the time to accessorize with lightweight jewelry pieces. Remember the etiquette and the importance of proper style and care, and you'll surely have a look that stands out from the crowd. With Nimisski's High Tea Fashion Collection, you can create a stunning look for any high tea event!
With the Nimisski High Tea collection, feel confident knowing you have the perfect eye-catching outfit for all occasions while solving fashion dilemmas in no time. So look no further than the treasures of Nimisski's style guide—it guarantees a unique ensemble perfect for finding that high tea look you’ve been dreaming of! Visit their website and shop the complete High Tea Fashion Collection today. With Nimisski, you'll be sure to turn heads!