The Perfect Sustainable Sundresses for Every Occasion

I think we can all agree that, apart from the ample dose of sunshine, the best thing about summer is the fashion. No longer are we constricted by the thick layers of winter. Instead, every piece seems geared toward expressing the open, airy vibe and go-with-the-flow energy of the season…

Which is why nothing quite captures the spirit of summer like the sundress. Designed to take you from morning farmer’s market exploration to afternoon beach excursion to evening barbecue with friends, the sundress is the ultimate mix of purposeful multi-functionality with just the right touch of delicate charm.

Here, we share our favorite sustainably-crafted sundresses of the 2019 season (and if you’re wondering why sustainability is so important in fashion, click here to check out our post on the subject):

For daytime sight-seeing… The Luna Wrap Dress by Sotela ($249) charmed us with its sunny hue and 1950’s-inspired silhouette. Available in a variety of colors, this dress features a feminine empire waist and full linen skirt with side seam pockets for a laid-back vibe.

For the farmer’s market… Part of their “capsule wardrobe essentials” collection, The Aurora Everyday Slip Dress by All the Wild Roses ($120) is an ankle-length dress crafted from biodegradable, eco-friendly fabric and made to go anywhere the day takes you.

For evening cocktails… The Dalie Dress by Reformation ($248) features a plunging v-neckline and delicate strap ties in a lightweight, wood pulp-based fabric – the perfect complement to a warm night under the stars.

For a garden party… The Juliette Dress by Reformation ($218) is our top pick, with a dainty sweetheart neckline and sleek fitted bodice in a lightweight, wood pulp-based fabric.

For an upscale wedding… The Blooming Floral One-Shoulder Dress by Symbology ($140) is made for movement, with a dreamy, flowing A-line silhouette. Like the rest of Symbology’s collection, this piece was handmade by women artisans using traditional art techniques.

For weekend brunch… Made of smooth, non-stretch Tencel, the maxi-length Vases Print Tencel Maxi Dress by Thought ($110) features subtle pleated detailing and cascading fluted sleeves.

Got a favorite go-to sundress or eco-conscious fashion line? Share it below!

For other notable brands we love, check out this post by Ecocult

To see our top choices for ethically-crafted swimwear, check out the hottest summer styles from Sage Larock and Amanda Louise Swimwear.