Responsible Dresses for Fall
With the changing season, comes a time to switch out our warmer wardrobes for a cooler, sweater filled season. But if you're like me, you like variety in your wardrobe. I've had a few questions about where to find responsibly made dresses as they can be a bit harder to find at an affordable price. I've combined a list of brands below that sell a variety of dress styles while paying attention to transparency, high quality fabric and eco friendly practices. Many of these dresses will be able to add variety to your closet by getting to wear them to work, out to dinner, or even to a wedding! Remember - almost any dress can be layered with a sweater for a daytime look! *I'll be doing this will all of my turtle necks*
Check out the list below and if you need some extra tips on shopping ethical fashion, check those out here!
Amour Vert - This popular socially conscious brand is focused primarily on sustainable fabrics and habits. Amour Vert uses low-impact dyes and adopts a zero-waste philosophy. This fall season, they've released some great limited edition dresses that are chic and timeless!
You might like : The Wren ($$) ; Trista V-Back Dress ($$)
Betina Lou - This company is perfect for a layer-able day to night dress that can be worn in a lot of fun ways (see their site pictures for inspiration). Canada based, Betina Lou is attentive to ethical practices, handmade (and loved) items and sustainable fabrics.
You might like : the Henrietta Black ($$) ; the Lawrence Grey ($$$)
IMBY - If you're looking for some simple and affordable every-day styles, IMBY is your brand. They continue to release new products throughout the season with their unique and personal production scale. Right now, there are several options available, but more will be released throughout the season!
You might like : the Simply Sophisticated Pocket Dress ($$) ; the Bridget Dress ($)
VETTA Capsule - I love this company for the unique ways that one item of clothing can be worn three or more ways. VETTA does a great job creating staples as well as showing off how to style them in creative ways!
You might like : The Convertible Shirt Dress ($$) ; The Long Cardigan ($$)
Reformation - This sustainably focused brand has caught everyone's attention with their cute prints, sexy silhouettes, and overall versatility of their garments. Their dresses are amazing, high quality and fun addition to your wardrobe! There are many choices for day, evening, or an event and I highly recommend picking one of these out. *sizing runs small
You might like : the Anise Dress ($$) ; the Carina Dress ($$$)
Doen - You can't resist loving these silhouettes from Doen. Casual, yet flirty, they can be worn for so many different occasions! Another investment item, but worth it for the high quality and timelessness of each piece. (They also sell beautiful blouses, sweaters, and matching kids clothes.)
You might like : the Buttercup Dress ($$) ; the Dandelion Dress ($$)
Christy Dawn - This brand is great to check out when looking for a feminine dress for an event or wedding. And although they are primarily a warm, California brand, I believe their items can be worn year round in any location - just may have to wear tights!
You might like : The Lennon Dress ($$) ; The River Dress ($$$)
Everlane - A big fan for Everlane always. Their affordable, high quality fabrics and versatile dresses for the season are a perfect basic! If you're on a budget, this brand is who you should check out for ethical pieces.
You might like : The Cotton French Terry Crew Neck Dress ($) ; The Cotton Box-Cut Tee Dress ($)
When in doubt, if you're not looking to invest in a pricier dress this season, check out your local consignment, vintage and boutique stores in your area! You'll find lots of great options at a more affordable price without having to buy new!