I don’t know about you, but when I get dressed up in the summer heat, comfort is my top priority. Whether I’m running around with Bear, going out for a meal, or doing press interviews, is it so much for a Mama to want to look fabulous and feel comfy at the same time?
I’ve found a bunch of amazing eco brands that I wanted to share with you from slow fashion labels that are sustainable, affordable, and kind.
The slow fashion movement is about better quality pieces that will last longer, and help you move away from fast fashion — which is polluting the earth. Microfiber pollution is a huge issue for our water systems, as well as our bodies — and it comes from cheap, fast fashion made from cheap, synthetic materials that often involve unethical child labor, poor working conditions, and non-organic materials.
Personally, it feels good to invest in fewer things I’ll wear over and over again that are thoughtfully made with organic materials. Your skin absorbs everything you put on it — including the chemicals in your clothing. Wearing organic materials is also better for the soil, water, and air, which means fewer chemicals overall being released into the environment.
If I’m not purchasing from eco companies, I’m buying secondhand from places like The RealReal, and other consignment retailers or any used clothing store. This is not only eliminating clothing waste, but it is also a fun and creative way to find unique treasures.
Eco summer dresses
All of these dresses are perfect for summer and you can wear many of them into September and October with a long sweater and boots.
The Florentine, Christy Dawn
Put a little romance into your summer with this stunning Christy Dawn Florentine Dress. I love the Edwardian-inspired silhouette, the flattering V-neck, and empire waistline. The certified organic cotton makes it a super stunner for the planet, too. Wear this one everywhere!
The Brynne, Christy Dawn
Whether wearing it to the farmers market, a garden picnic, or for a stroll on the beach, Christy Dawn’s Brynne Dress ticks all the boxes. It’s made from 100% regenerative cotton, easy on the body, and with all the feminine details, it makes you feel every bit the goddess that you are.
The Roma, Doen
This organic cotton voile with an allover floral eyelet design is super flattering and oh-so-elegant. I love the petite ruffles and fitted bodice. You will get so many compliments when you’re wearing this dress!
The Ischia, Doen
This soft, lightweight blend of organic cotton and viscose, makes it hard to resist — and so do all the gorgeous details like double-puffed elbow-length sleeves, scoop neckline, petit ruffles, and waist tie.
The Ramona, Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman does not disappoint in this summer night must, the Ramona. The sleeveless color-blocked column dress is so fun to wear with heels for cocktails or late-night dinner. I love the popcorn texture the Tencel material makes and the fit is to die for.
The Paula, Mara Hoffman
Hoffman does it again with this gorgeous Paula mid-length dress with a front center cutout and full wrap skirt. The Cosetta print is so perfect for your warm-weather getaway. There’s a removable self-tie you can wear as a halter neck, or without to make it strapless. And the blend of Tencel and linen makes it so soft on the skin, you’ll want to wear it everywhere.
The Joey, Lezat
I love the Lezat Joey Dress. It is an easy, ready-to-wear dress for warm days. I love the beautifully made tie-dyed print and the maxi wrap dress drapes perfectly. Dress it up or down: you can’t go wrong!
The Krista Twist, Lezat
Another flattering Lezat dress, this fit-ribbed midi features an adorable twist front knot detail with a v-neckline and waist cut out. It’s perfect for pool or beach days and makes a brunch outing or farmers market run feel elegant.
The Ashley, Marcella NYC (in white and black)
This lovely Ashley Dress comes in black or white and is a dress lover’s dream! I love the wide, rounded neckline and the pencil cut that falls below the knees. There’s also an added slit in the back for easy movement. It’s a breathable, flexible fit perfect for any activity. Traveling? This dress is a must. And for The Kind Life followers, use code ALICIA10 at checkout to save 10 percent on your purchase!