Seriously, what does that mean? Recently a bridesmaid-to-be brought her dress over for me to see and told me that she was required to have it hemmed to “tea-length” but she wasn’t exactly sure what that meant. After some debating and interwebs searching we found that a tea-length hem can fall below the knee or 2 or 3 inches below the knee. According to bridesmaid dress websites, any dress from below the knee to above the ankle counts as tea-length. This is all kind of vague and if you have a picky bride this can be nerve-wracking too.
So, if you are asked to hem a dress to tea-length by a bride you should ask her exactly what she is looking for and hope that she lets you choose the best length for your legs. Caution: Tea-length can sometimes fall at a very unflattering part of your calf making your legs look stubby and chunky (believe me). I advised this bridesmaid to hint that she would prefer the 2 inch below the knee and hope that the bride would take the hint or believe it was what she intended the whole time.