Buttoned up and anything but basic, ASOS Insider Lotte has got her hands on one of the best of 'em. Lotte makes the retro fit feel totally SS18 by layering a thin turtleneck underneath (a particularly great styling trick if dressing modestly is a priority for you). She then adds her trusty Dr. Martens ankle boots for a splash of '90s nostalgia.
If we could draw an exact example of what we mean by the perfect tea dress, it would look exactly like this. It’s got that high collar, volume-aplenty, plus the '30s sleeves that are tucked at the wrist but loose up top.