The vintage look of a tea-length wedding dress was given a modern makeover this season in a variety of fall 2016 designs previewed at bridal fashion week. The hemline, which was named for the length of a dress worn by a woman to the tea table in the 1920s, reaches three to four inches below the knee and adds a classic style to wedding attire. This season, tea-length hemlines were paired with plunging v-neck bodices, cutout lace details, and trending illusion necklines to receive a modern-day reboot.
A strapless design with a beaded bodice by Oleg Cassini offers a traditional option, as does another tea-length style by Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld, while "Wisteria" by Matthew Christopher is reminscent of 1950s dresses and features a unique lavender shade. Liancarlo's "Petal" tea-length wedding dress highlighting romantic embroidery is ideal for brides who don't want to expose too much skin, since the design showcases a beautiful illusion neckline. Other gowns, like two Jenny Yoo separate styles and a plunging v-neck dress by Inbal Dror, don't quite reach the tea-length hemline; however, below-the-knee skirts still offer a similarly classic design.
Browse more fall 2016 tea-length bridal gowns in the slideshow above! For more wedding dress inspiration, visit our fashion pages or preview the wedding gowns worn by real brides in our photo galleries.