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

Florals, bright colors, and flowy skirts — spring and summer are our favorite seasons to rock 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 warm-weather activities (or just for hanging out around the house) this year and far beyond.

1. Symbology Gingko Leaf Midi Wrap Dress in Emerald + Gold — $180

This elegant 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, Women-Owned

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Symbology fair trade midi wrap dress in emerald and gold

2. No Nasties Organic Drop Armhole Midi Dress — $89

This beautiful organic midi dress from No Nasties makes for a bold yet easy-to-wear piece for enjoying brunch outside or walking along the beach. The below-the-knee length, looser fit, and natural fabric make the dress a refreshingly comfortable piece to wear all day long.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

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No Nasties organic cotton

3. Grammar NYC The Similie Dress — $365

This lightweight 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 asymmetrical white dress was handmade from 100% GOTS–certified organic cotton in NYC.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan, Women-Owned

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Grammar NYC The Similar Dress - white organic cotton midi dress

4. Milo + Nicki Siesta Dress — $189

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, Women-Owned, POC-Owned

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Milo And Nicki Siesta Dress

5. Symbology Baby Cacti Trapeze Dress — $104

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, Women-Owned

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Eco-friendly coral trapeze dress

6. Left Edit The Wren Tencel Dress — $190

Left Edit creates beautifully bold pieces for the colorful capsule wardrobe — all ethically cut and sewn in LA. This bright orange dress is made from 56% Tencel lyocell / 44% Linen.

Using materials like Tencel, cupro, and linen for their fabrics and materials like Corozo nut and recycled polyester for buttons and zippers, Left Edit keeps sustainability at their core. Each piece from the brand is digitally printed locally in LA using GOTS-certified dyes.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan, Women-Owned

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7. Symbology Peacock Feather Modal Wrap Dress Lipstick Red + Gold — $150

Symbology’s ethically made, easy-fitting wrap dress, is a comfy — yet figure-flattering — piece you’ll love wearing through the warm-weather months.

Each piece from Symbology is made in fair trade conditions by artisans in India using eco-friendly dyes.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Vegan, Women-Owned

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8. No Nasties Organic Tunic Dress — $76

This soft, relaxed organic dress is an effortless piece perfect for outdoor activities and hanging out at the beach. The tunic dress can be easily transformed for a fancy occasion with a statement necklace and bold heels or sandals.

No Nasties produces all of their pieces from 100% organic cotton ethically in India, paying all of their makers fair wages.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan

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9. Symbology Baby Cacti Shift Dress in Black and Cream — $165

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, Women-Owned

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Symbology Baby Cacti Shift Dress In Black Cream Dresses Symbology 549614 1500x

10. 337 Brand Miki T-Shirt Dress

A t-shirt dress that’s as comfy as it is flattering. This heathered t-shirt dress is the ideal cut and length for running errands or meeting with friends outside in style. This timeless essential is made from organic cotton and mechanically processed bamboo. 337 Brand also plants one tree per order!

Values: Sustainable, Vegan, Made in USA, Women-Owned

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