9 Sustainable and Ethical Dresses for Spring

By Jess
14 Apr 2022

Spring is slowly creeping along here in Vermont. Going back to RI for the weekend reminded me that it is in fact coming soon. Trees and flowers will be blooming before we know it and I am SO ready for dress weather. Right now, I’m finding lots of style inspiration from years past. Today I’m rounding up some really pretty sustainable dresses for spring from floral maxis to comfy organic cotton midi dresses. Side note: I always get lots of questions about this dress (pictured above). It’s several years old but if you’re trying to find it second-hand try searching “Bailey 44 Kultaranta Botanical Dress.”

9 Sustainable and Ethical Dresses for Spring

One. Reformation Carolena Dress

In my search for dresses similar to the one pictured above I came across the Reformation Carolena Dress. This print is just stunning. The fitted bodice and puff sleeves lend a romantic feel to this midi style with a slit for added movement. This would be a gorgeous dress for a spring or summer wedding, shower, or engagement party. This print also comes in a flutter sleeve and spaghetti strap style.

Two. Sezane Millie Dress

This beautiful maxi dress from Sezane is made from OEKO-TEX certified viscose and has spring wedding written all over it. A chic floral print with fitted, ruched bodice and empire waist make it comfortable and flowy for a daytime or evening affair.

Three. Amour Vert Shailene Ecovero Dress

This fun sunflower print babydoll dress is such a fun style for spring. I like that it has sleeves and a slip lining. A great style for any expecting moms, the empire waist can grow with your bump.

Four. Christy Dawn Carolina Dress

I have a weakness for flowy white midi dresses. The beautiful Caroline Dress is made with upcycled fabric and features gorgeous lace inset details. This dress reminds me of my French Connection midi dress I got years ago, in a more relaxed silhouette that would be stunning for a shower, graduation or date night. Christy Dawn also makes dresses in 100% organic cotton.

Five. Doen Eclipse Organic Cotton Dress

I’m a huge fan of Doen dresses and this embroidered organic cotton-voile dress is romantic and feminine with puff sleeves and a ruched bodice detail.

Six. Madewell Linen-Cotton Button Front Midi Dress

The front tortoise button detail on this Madewell midi dress is the perfect touch for a spring/summer style. I love the sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice. Wear it with sneakers or dress it up with heels. You can’t go wrong with white linen for spring and summer.

Seven. Faherty Dream Cotton Gauze Costa Dress

Made in a super soft organic cotton this midi dress from Faherty is breezy and light. It comes with an optional tie belt that looks great tied in front or back. Wear this with sneakers for a casual look or dress it up with a heeled sandal for a date night look that’s comfortable and chic. For the next 72 hours use my code JESSK20 for 20% off your purchase!

Eight. ABLE Simone Tie Sleeve Midi Dress

As you probably know ABLE is one of my favorite ethical fashion brands and they’re working hard to becoming one of the top sustainable brands too. I have this dress in a different print that sold out pretty quickly and I can see why. It’s a really soft and flowy fabric in a comfortable silhouette that’s easy to throw on and looks so chic. This dress runs big so I recommend sizing down. Use my code JAK15 for 15% off.

Nine. Pact Fit & Flare Midi Dress

I love Pact for certified organic cotton clothes that are also made in a Fair Trade certified factory, which means a sustainable and ethical supply chain. This midi dress has a built-in bra and pockets making it super practical and comfortable. I can see myself wearing this one for spring and summer. It’s currently on sale too!

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5 Comments

  1. Rach wrote:

    You always find the BEST sustainable pieces! Sezane is my favorite out of all of them but after you mentioned the Loretta Dress, I think I need to get that!

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    3.11.21 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Thanks Rach! It’s so pretty. I love the sleeves on the Loretta dress.

      3.11.21 | Reply
  2. Great compilation! I absolutely love that polka dot midi dress; can be paired with black boots or just flip flops to get that casual summer look. This season, dots in brighter colors, vintage-inspired silhouettes, and more graphic prints are in vogue.

    3.17.21 | Reply
  3. Marsetti wrote:

    Bonjour,
    Comment acheter cette robe ?
    Merci de me renseigner.

    faithfull the brand polka dot midi dress

    5.2.21 | Reply
  4. To tell the truth, I am so glad that I came across your article because I am searching for such tender spring dresses which stand out with their sustainable and ethical concept, but it’s harder than it looks. I fell in love with your selection because each of these dresses stands out with its unique distinctive features and each of them has a special highlight. I think that any woman can select something for her preferences, meeting her needs. It is so cool that the Pact Fit & Flare Midi Dress has a built-in bra and pockets. It is such a modern design and creative solution because you can feel maximally comfortable, looking very elegant at the same time. Also, I really like the Sezane Millie Dress because it is so universal and it can dilute humdrum grey days with its bright floral print.

    4.27.22 | Reply