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One of the most asked questions I get regarding ethical fashion is if I have any tips for ethical dresses for wedding guests, or prom dresses. When I think of wedding guest dresses, I think of fine, delicate fabrics and prints, flattering cuts for different body types, as well as designs that do not require any additional accessories. But I have to say, quite honestly, that the selection in this niche is not that great.
But here are some of my tips: first of all, if possible, think twice about whether or not you already have something suitable hanging in your closet. With some new accessories or shoes, the outfit may look quite different than how you styled it before. Or ask a friend if you can borrow a dress. Also you could try borrowing a designer dress via a service such as Tradesy, for example. As a next step, I would consider buying some second hand. If at that point you still didn’t find anything suitable, then I recommend buying something new. As you know, my motto is “Shop Less”.
Disclaimer: I also wanted to say that I included some very expensive options. Chic dresses with lots of details (if they were made ethically and sustainably) are simply more elaborate in their production. I still tried to inlcude a variety of price categories. In addition, I also used some shops from the UK and a shop from the United States, but since I have already ordered there, I did not want to omit this completely. I hope there is something for everyone: (more…)