Sustainability is just about to become more interesting. So this summer, get ready to pop with these dreamy, and flowy sustainable floral dresses that will turn heads and raise sunglasses. But, before diving into the goodness of the lovely floral maxis and dresses, let’s look at why sustainable fashion is the new must-have for your closet and the planet?
What Does Sustainable Fashion Mean?
‘Sustainable’ fashion refers to garments made with consideration for the many environmental issues that the fashion industry touches on. It includes water consumption and contamination, energy emissions, chemical usage, and waste creation. However, to be considered ‘sustainable,’ a dress should be eco-friendly, ethically made, long-lasting, and flowy. Wink, wink, wink!
The Best Sustainable Sundresses For Every Aesthetic
We’ve rounded up the best sustainable floral dresses for you if you’re looking for eco-friendly, ethically made sundresses to wear to the beach, date, or just on your patio.
1. The Dawn Dress Petites
Christy Dawn started out by utilizing upcycled headstock. This ethical clothing brand’s namesake dress was the first piece Christy ever designed and made from fabrics that would otherwise end up in a landfill. And, we won’t lie, we tried it, and she literally goes with everything. Sustainable floral dresses are what most live for, and this is about to be a first-thing-you-reach-for-in-your-closet! It is one of the most beautiful colored sustainable dresses with a V-neck that you can wear with shoes, boots, or anything!
2. Marguerite Silk Dress
Dress to impress yourself in this floral number from Reformation. Perfectly fitted up top with adjustable straps, lined bodice, strapless bra-friendly, the one-of-a-kind prettiest floral dress flows into a sweet trumpet skirt at the bottom. Plus, we at GoodGuilt love sustainable dresses and this one checks the box by saving 7 lbs. of CO2 and 16 gallons of water. So get ready to show some leg with this relaxed, faux wrap skirt that adds to this, one of the prettiest sustainable floral dresses ever!
3. Leighton Dress
Sustainable dresses that also make for the best floral dresses are what you and GoodGuilt live for, and this ultra-flattering and easy-breezy dress is just that. It is a light and feminine design suited for everyday wear, special occasions, and everything in between. This Outerknown’s ethical dress is made of the softest silk and the most durable hemp for long-lasting, luxurious comfort with the most covetable drape. So put on this divine, ethically made clothing and turn up the heat this summer!
4. Las Alturas Mini Dress
This made-in-India beauty is one of the best sustainable floral dresses we could have found for you. It’s a dress made of 100 % organic cotton by Apiece Apart, a brand founded by a stylist and a graphic designer to create versatile block pieces. Apart from the fact that this gathered ruffles at the neck, a single-tiered skirt dress is one of the cutest ethical dresses; we also love how the brand’s collection is cut-to-order, with little to no excess inventory at the end of each season.
5. Isla Midi Dress
If you’re looking for floral dresses, Tamga is the place to be. Get ready to have all eyes on you when you walk into a room in this effortless bohemian-chic style dress. The Isla midi is love at first sight, with so many effortless spectacular details like a stunning high-low hem and a thick ruffle, and some billowy sleeves for added drama! Feel like an absolute goddess in this easy-to-slip carbon-neutral ‘any occasion’ dress.
6. Daria Midi Dress
We couldn’t help but include two of Tamga’s most stunning floral dresses. In our opinion, this timeless and figure-flattering TAMGA style is one of the best sustainable floral dresses we’ve ever seen. The Daria is elevated with thin shoulder straps, a bold hand-drawn print, adjustable waist straps, and a side zipper, making it easy to slip on! Also, this loveliness is crafted from 100% LENZING™ ECOVERO™, making it as beautiful as it is gentle on the planet.
7. The Esther Dress
Introducing the Esther Dress. One of the most beautiful and flowy sustainable floral dresses. The Grace Made beauty has a fitted bodice with a flattering square neckline, an elastic smocked back, and subtly puffed sleeves. Since it is made in limited quantities, make sure you aren’t too late to flaunt a dress as pretty this summer. Designed in LA, we’re totally in for ethical dresses, and this one is no different as it is made of deadstock rayon and natural materials.
8. Tessa Maxi Dress
If you’re a fan of pretty and sustainable floral dresses, this one will quickly become a go-to. Boden USA has given this ethically made clothing a flattering wrap-style front and a fixed waistline that nips you in at the waist. Thanks to its full hem, the skirt has plenty of volume, making it a breezy choice this summer! So add this maxi dress with stretchy cuffs to the short sleeves this season to stand out.
9. Adeline Washable-Silk Dress
This floral dress from Amour Vert, sourced from a fully traceable and eco-friendly organic farm, is gonna feel buttery on your skin. This sustainable silk reimagined stunner is a slim fit, above the knees dress with puff sleeves, ruffle details, and an invisible zipper. Pair this made plant-seed fiber dress with your favorite knee-high boots or tights to stand out this summer!
10. Leane Sunflowers Dress
Sézane’s little sustainable floral dresses are difficult to go wrong with! This stunning, born-to-stand-out summery dress has a flowing shape, shirt collar, and a buttoned front for a minimalist look. We also like that it is both FSC-certified and OEKO-TEX® certified. We have to say that the brand has done a great job with its ethical dresses, and Leana is no exception.
We hope this list of sustainable floral dresses was one of many reasons to feel good about the summers. However, if you’re looking for a pair of ethical heels or vegan sneakers to go with your dresses this season, look at these.