White Sustainable Dresses

White, Off the Shoulder Dress with Floppy Hat

In high school and college, I really liked wearing bold, vibrant colors. It wasn’t outlandish, but I was drawn to color. Obviously something at some point began to change. I think I can safely blame white tank tops. Every summer I’d find a cute white, sleeveless top. Then I’d wear it so much, I had to donate or recycle at the end of each summer. Somewhere in there, that love transferred to (now sustainable) white summer dresses. . .

White, Off the Shoulder Dress with Floppy Hat

Sustainable White Summer Dresses

As we talk about living sustainably and stylishly, I’m all about encouraging you to find basics.

While basics are usually black and white in my wardrobe, you have to find your own basics. I have certain friends that can make a neon, peach something or other feel very everyday and wear it again and again!

Besides anything along the lines of these sustainable black dresses for summer, this collection of white summer dresses is another component to my warm weather wardrobe.

Sustainable clothes

I try to keep things fairly simple around here. So what makes clothes sustainable or not?

Any one or more of the following: organic cotton, fair trade factories, recycled and/or renewable materials, second-hand, and well a lot more, but those are big ones for me.

Since I don’t like to do months of research for every item in my closet, I usually like to take the easy route by opting for B Corp brands, sticking with the sustainable brands I know and love at Nordstrom, and returning to sites and stores I know take the guesswork out of it (see my go tos for sustainable shopping).

If you look through enough of my sustainable fashion posts, you’ll start to see names and sites reappearing as those are my go-tos (though I’m always ecstatic to learn about others to add to my mix)!

Check out this list of sustainable tank tops and sustainable shorts for other summer sartorial needs!

So without further ado, here are a slew of sustainable white summer dresses (as well as notes about a sustainable feature or two of each) – a little something for everyone’s style!

Marley Tiered Sleeveless Dress

TENCEL™ Lyocell, Organic Cotton, Shipped in a recyclable, FSC-certified paper sleeve.

Midi White Summer Dress

Midi, Tiered Sleeveless Dress

100% Linen, Climate Neutral Certified

I’m hoping to be in this off the shoulder dress this summer (likely with the straps up to handle a wiggly C)!

Pact The Portside Button-Front Dress

The Portside Button-Front Dress

Fair Trade Certified, Organic, Carbon Neutral

Wearwell Aditi Wrap Dress

Aditi Wrap Dress

Fair Trade Certified, 1% for the Planet

Since white clothing is often relegated to summer, it seems only fitting to wear the living daylights out of those pieces, right?

And if you have or opt for a white shirt dress, try making it more versatile by wearing your shirt dress as a jacket!


The Scarlet Dress

Eco-friendly material

Frank and Eileen Popover Henley Dress

Popover Henley Dress

B Corp Certified

I’m a sucker for A-line cuts and don’t tempt me with eyelet. Half of these dresses have some to a lot of eyelet detail. I seriously can’t resist.

Thread4Thought Gina Ruffle Tiered Dress

Gina Ruffle Tiered Dress

100% Organic Cotton, Carbon Neutral Product

Boden Pintuck Detail Mini Dress

Pintuck Detail Mini Dress

100% recycled linen, HERProject Partnership


Nico Dress 2.0 Crinkle Cotton Birch

Small Batch Production, 100% Compostable Polybag, B Corp Certified

Faithfull the Brand Emory Midi Dress White - Final Sale

Emory Midi Dress White


Get lots of dress style inspiration in this review of the best smocked dresses!

Reformation Casette Linen Dress

Casette Linen Dress

Climate Neutral Certified

ABLE Lizzie Tiered Midi Dress

Lizzie Tiered Midi Dress

100% recyclable packaging and GOTS certified

Shop These Sustainable White Summer Dresses

If you love a good printed dress, see my favorite summer look this year in my what to wear in hot weather!

And for cooler weather check out these sustainable fall dresses, including tips for layering it from early fall to early winter!

List of Brands:

  • ABLE Clothing
  • Reformation
  • Faithfull the Brand
  • Tradlands
  • Boden
  • Threads4 Thoughts
  • Frank & Eileen
  • Wearwell
  • Pact
  • Toad & Co

Sustainable Fashion

Want more sustainable fashion? One of the best ways to live sustainably is to rewear pieces again and again!

Check out these black leather jacket outfits, poncho outfits, what to wear with linen pants for day to night, and 4 ways to wear a black button down!

You’ll also want to check out this list of second hand clothing from brands you love, my tips for creating (and maintaining) a minimalist wardrobe, why you should always buy quality clothes (because then you’ll always have something to wear), and these stylish and sustainable shoe companies!

And for those warmer months, swoon over these sustainable swimsuits, these sustainable black dresses, and all of these gorgeous sustainable tank tops!

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