10 Stylish, Sustainable Dresses for Spring and Summer

A women in a red dress with a small cactus print holds a leather clutch in her right hand
Cayley Pater

With no shortage of graduations, weddings, reunions, and other special occasions, spring and summer are our favorite seasons to rock some ethical fashion. Especially when each piece has a beautiful story you can share.

We’ve curated a collection of 10 stunning, sustainably and consciously made dresses available for all your spring and summer soirées.

1. Symbology Hibiscus Flower Wrap Dress in Black + Gold

This dreamy wrap dress from Symbology has just the right amount of movement to be both comfortable and flattering. The exquisite print on this flowy piece was block printed by hand by women artisans in India, who earn fair wages for their traditional crafts. 

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Vegan

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2. Tonlé T-Shirt Dress — Mauve with Fern

An elevated take on a t-shirt dress, this tonlé piece is as versatile as it is stylish. The length makes it an ideal dress to wear during the day, but the detailing makes it a beautiful dress to wear for a night out as well. This subtly printed t-shirt dress was made using recycled jersey fabric from Cambodian garment factories by artisans earning fair wages.

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable, Vegan

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3. Grammar NYC The Noun Dress

This lightweight tank dress is the perfect year-round piece — You can wear the dress alone on a hot summer day or layer it up with a cozy cardigan. This versatile basic was handmade from 100% GOTS–certified organic cotton in NYC.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan 

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Organic cotton dress from Grammar NYC

4. Symbology Baby Cacti Midi Dress in Navy + Gold

This beautiful tiered dress from Symbology makes for an elegant, easy-to-wear piece for weddings, Easter brunch, or any other warm-weather engagement you’ve got on your calendar. The midi length, looser fit, and attached lining also make the dress a refreshingly comfortable piece to wear all day long.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Vegan

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5. Milo + Nicki Siesta Dress

This bohemian style, tunic-inspired dress is crafted from handwoven banana fabric and dyed by hand using plant-based dyes. This fun frock — along with the rest of Milo + Nicki’s capsule collection — is cruelty-free, vegan, and biodegradable. The fabric for each piece is made consciously in India and is cut, sewn, and finished in New York City.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

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6. Symbology Baby Cacti Trapeze Dress

With a high-low hemline, generous fit, and bell sleeves, this coral dress is guaranteed to be your next go-to spring and summer dress. The trapeze dress pairs well with slides or sandals for summer and can be worn through the seasons when paired with booties. This beautiful Symbology piece was made with traditional block printing techniques in India by women artisans earning living wages for their heritage crafts.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Vegan

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7. Tonlé Lilian Dress — Grey Natural Dye

With a flattering v-neck and waistband yoke, this maxi dress from tonlé is a gorgeous piece to wear with heels to dinner, with sandals to your next weekend outing, or barefoot on the beach. The tonlé piece is handcrafted using upcycled cotton jersey fabric scraps and naturally dyed with plant- and mineral-based dyes.

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable, Vegan

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8. Symbology Geometric Star Shirtdress

Symbology’s ethically made, easy-fitting shirtdress comes with a fabric belt and side slits, which makes it a comfy, yet figure-flattering, piece you’ll love wearing through the warm-weather months. The midi length and pockets also make it a functional dress for wearing to brunch with friends or a quick trip to the farmer’s market!

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Vegan

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9. Altar Blue Cupro Shift Dress

This soft, silky shift dress from Altar is an effortlessly minimal piece worn alone, and can be easily transformed for a fancy occasion with a statement necklace and bold heels or sandals. The stunning piece is crafted in Altar’s studio in Portland from Cupro, a sustainable fabric made from regenerated cellulose fiber derived from cotton. 

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan

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10 Symbology Baby Cacti Shift Dress in Black and Cream

This simple-yet-unique piece from Symbology has a subtle baby cacti print that we adore. The shift dress can be worn with strappy sandals through summer and pairs well with booties for chillier days. Symbology’s garments are made consciously and sustainably — each piece handcrafted by women artisans using natural fabrics and AZO–free dyes.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Vegan

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