Turn Heads with These 18 Bold, Eco-Friendly Special Occasion Dresses, Jumpsuits, and Statement Pieces
At social gatherings, it's natural to want to dress to impress. Perhaps it's because you'll be seeing friends you haven't seen in forever; friends of friends you may get introduced to; friends of relatives you may get introduced to; and friends of friends of friends you may get introduced to. Honestly, who knows.
What we do know is that you may have multiple celebratory events to attend this season, and wearing special occasion attire in line with your style can help you to look amazing and feel confident - now that's attractive.
Before you go on to buy anything new, though, remember to always first have a dig through your closet and see what you already have that you can re-wear. Then, check out this list of 18 bold party dresses and jumpsuits - all made by eco-conscious brands that dared to be different with their progressive, unconventional practices.
Dare you make a meaningful statement with them?
Note: Remember to make the most of everything you already own first, swap or borrow clothes from friends, browse through some of our favorite secondhand or consignment shops or thrift stores near you, then prioritize quality and durability over quantity with everything new you purchase!
Eliza Dress $1995
Tip: Wear with rose-tinted makeup; gold stud earrings; minimalist heels or booties.
At a glance: 100% silk; from sustainable fashion pioneer Stella McCartney
Winslow Dress $278
Tip: Elongate your legs with heels that match your skin tone; accessorize lightly with gold-toned jewelry.
At a glance: Silk; carbon-offset U.S. shipping
The Mabel Dress $278
Tip: Let the beautiful vintage details stand out; toss on some similar toned or black vintage sandals and bold gold earrings.
At a glance: Deadstock fabric.
Gilda Jumpsuit $218
Tip: Wear with nude sandals; toss on some conscious diamonds or crystals
At a glance: Carbon-offset shipping; made by Reformation
Velvet Bias Skirt $278
Tip: Tuck in a plain black or white top; toss on simple black or nude flats; add some bold red lipstick and statement jewelry.
At a glance: Bluesign-certified velvet
Vi Gown $598
Tip: Wear with strappy black or gold heels; incorporate some gold-toned jewelry
At a glance: Recycled polyester; Cupro
Left Edit's Vera dress
Tip: Dress up with gold-toned earrings, dainty bracelets and rings, complete with heels; or dress down with everyday accessories and booties or sandals.
At a glance: 100% Cupro; made in LA
Lauren Dress $148
Tip: Wear with black high-waisted, straight legged pants or flowy skirt; add rosy cheeks
At a glance: Made and designed in California; vegetable-dyed
Cold Shoulder Dress $395
Tip: Add some gold-toned simple studs, simple sandals, and let the elegant details on the dress speak for itself.
At a glance: 100% Lyocell; made-to-order
Tip: Add statement gold earrings and a purse with gold metalware details; choose your favorite lipstick color; slip on simple sandals
At a glance: Organic cotton; U.K. based
Cala Ruby Slip dress $188
Tip: Wear a matching lipstick; accessorize with gold jewelry; toss on some black strappy sandals or heels.
At a glance: Handwoven organic cotton
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