High Tea Party How-To March 21 2015, 0 Comments


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With everyone living a busy life, afternoon tea allows us to take a well-deserved, luxurious break from the rush of modern life.  Keeping in mind that most venues have a smart casual dress code, a high-tea is the perfect event to get beautifully dressed up and look gorgeous.

A cute dress paired with a jacket or cardigan is a wonderful choice. The colour and pattern of the dress will be the key, look for colours or patterns that are flattering to you and make sure the neckline is high enough to be appropriate for such an event.

Outfits from the Natalie Chan dress-wear collection

A top and a skirt combination can look extremely elegant and stylish for almost any smart casual event. Once again try to look for patterns or colours that accentuate your tone and exude a feminine elegance. Pair an embellished top or a summer blouse with a beautiful skirt that isn’t too form-fitting or one which has a split for ease.

Natalie Chan bespoke top paired with the 'Briar' skirt

Make sure you top up your outfit with a beautiful millinery piece that accentuates your look. As high-tea is an indoor event keep the millinery to a smaller scale. Pillboxes, headbands, button hats and smaller headpieces on a comb foundation are perfect and often add elegance and femininity to your outfit. 

Pieces from the Natalie Chan millinery collection

For shoes try opting for classic ballet flats, pretty smart sandals or classic stacked heels rather then sky high stilettos.

Recently the Langham hotel has partnered with the prestigious Wedgewood makers of fine china to serve their renowned Afternoon Tea upon. Until the end of March 2015, the Langham in Auckland are running a wonderful competition where all high tea attendees are entered into a draw to win a luxurious one night's accommodation as well as another Afternoon Tea experience. 

You can read more about it here.

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Until next time!
The Natalie Chan girls