by Chloe Wilshere, Content Creator
Afternoon tea… once an event enjoyed by just one person, Anna Marie Russell, the Duchess of Bedford, who is credited with making ‘Afternoon Tea’ into a ’thing'. It is now a phenomenon that’s taken us by storm. In the 1830s, dinnertime was made fashionably later as households adapted to becoming more cost-effectively lit. And with the change, the Duchess of Bedford would find herself getting peckish at around 4pm (don’t we all?), so as a girl after our own hearts, the Duchess would enjoy snacking on afternoon tea.
Nowadays, afternoon tea is a much more social affair, is a great excuse to get dressed up and where bubbles are more often drank than tea.
But what do you wear to afternoon tea? From afternoon tea at The Ritz and indulging on cakes at Claridges to taking on the new craze of afternoon tea on a bus, knowing what to wear can be a tricky feat. You’ll need to be dressed elegantly and feel as though you fit into your surroundings, but still feel comfortable and like yourself.
We’ve rounded up 6 new season items that will have you fit for indulging on afternoon tea like a queen.