Whether you’re trying to make your wedding totally eco-friendly, or you just want to dress your bridesmaids sustainably, there are now more green options when it comes to bridesmaid dresses.
The best thing you can do when buying bridesmaid dresses is choose something your bridal party will actually want to wear again. Part of the reason these dresses are not planet-friendly is that they’re worn once and never again. This might mean choosing different styles for each bridesmaid – all in the same colour palette obviously – to ensure that they don’t damage the planet.
With that in mind, here’s a pick of some of our favourite sustainable bridesmaid dresses out there.
Best overall sustainable bridesmaid collection
Not only do We Are Rewritten make a fabulous sustainable collection for bridesmaids, but they also champion all sizes and shapes, producing their best-selling styles in UK sizes 8-26. They also have over 15 colours and 10 styles to choose from, which means there should be something for every bridesmaid out there.
Best bright sustainable bridesmaid dress
Not every bride wants muted or pastel shades for their bridesmaid. This Omnes sustainable bridesmaid dress is just the perfect shade of pink for a bright wedding. The simple style will be super flattering for most body types and it’s definitely the kind of dress your bridesmaid will be able to wear again – and again – after the big day.
Best budget sustainable bridesmaid dress
Unfortunately, many sustainable brands are more expensive, however, you don’t necessarily have to blow the budget to find stylish eco-friendly dresses. Nobody’s Child has a huge selection of gorgeous floral frocks for wedding guests, but they also produce stunning sustainable dresses that will work perfectly for your bridesmaids, like this pink maxi dress, which is just £35.
Best floral sustainable bridesmaid dress
If you’re having a country wedding or you just love florals, this Reformation dress is a great choice. Sustainably made in China and available in sizes 4-14, it’s muted colours will suit many a wedding and also make it immensely wearable for your bridesmaid once she’s walked you down the aisle.
Best sustainable bridesmaid dress with sleeves
Not everyone wants to show their arms off, and while bridesmaid dresses with sleeves can be difficult to find, sustainable label Armour Vert is a good place to start. While not strictly a bridesmaid dress, this Culpro wrap dress is definitely pretty enough and, with the long sleeves, makes it perfect for a more laidback winter wedding.
Best embellished sustainable bridesmaid dress
While sequins are pretty, they're pretty awful for the environment, and while this Monsoon dress isn’t fully sustainable it is made from recycled polyester. Most of the embellishment comes in the form of embroidery, with just a few sequins to add glitter, so it's not over the top and still pretty enough to make an impact.
Best minimal sustainable bridesmaid dress
Whimsy & Row have been handcrafting limited run batches of sustainable dress in Los Angeles since 2014. As well as making wearable, everyday clothes, they have their own bridal boutique, which includes a range of minimal bridesmaid dresses. Available in muted shades, their simple slip dresses are the perfect accompaniment to one of our sustainable wedding dresses!
Best sustainable bridesmaid jumpsuit
For brides looking to find a more modern look for their bridesmaids, this sustainable wedding jumpsuit is the perfect choice. Chic, laidback and sexy, it comes in three different colours and is definitely more wearable for your bridesmaids after the big day than any puffy-sleeved ruffled dress will ever be! Made to order by female single parents and female micro entrepreneur seamstresses, all fabric used is sustainable.
Best sustainable plus size bridesmaid dress
Plus size needn’t be dull as Loud Bodies shows. Their dresses come with full on ruffles, bows and in a range of gorgeous fabrics. Rather brilliantly, they’re all produced in a huge range of sizes from XXS to 10XL so your bridesmaids can all match, regardless of their size. Our favourite is this short bridesmaid dress in a beautiful periwinkle blue, which can be made with our without pockets – that’s our kind of dress!
Most versatile sustainable bridesmaid dress
Most bridesmaid dresses are consigned to the back of the wardrobe because they’re not the style that the wearer would normally choose, or they come in a weird shade that you’d only wear at a wedding. This is where this reversible sustainable dress is pure genius. It means they can wear the appropriate colour on your big day and then change it into a LBD come evening - and for many more evenings to come. You can also buy a matching headband for a truly co-ordinated look.
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