Tea dresses in a classic forties and fifties style are becoming increasingly common on the high street at the moment, allowing designers to push the style further than block colours and understated prints. While that approach can be hit and miss for retro lovers, this Conversation Dress by Miss Selfridge gets it spot on.
The structure is chic and timeless, with a sailor-style collar adding some fifties appeal to a late-forties dress shape. With a delicate butterfly print throughout, monochrome colouring is softened and feminine thanks to the use of cream instead of bright white.
It's available now from Miss Selfridge for £39.