Try a 40s tea dress (instead of a 50s one)
Who says a tea dress has to be 50s inspired?
I love this little 40s style number by 20th Century Foxy. It definitely ticks the “demure” box, with a side helping of wartime chic, and would really rock with some full-on vintage hair styling.
I’d wear it with my red Mary Janes and – if I was feeling daring enough – a cheeky red fascinator.