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. . .
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.
I try to keep things fairly simple around here. So what makes clothes sustainable or not?
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)!
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!
TENCEL™ Lyocell, Organic Cotton, Shipped in a recyclable, FSC-certified paper sleeve.
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)!
Fair Trade Certified, Organic, Carbon Neutral
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!
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.
100% Organic Cotton, Carbon Neutral Product
100% recycled linen, HERProject Partnership
Small Batch Production, 100% Compostable Polybag, B Corp Certified
EUROPEAN FLAX® & OEKO-TEX100® Certified
Climate Neutral Certified
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
- Faithfull the Brand
- Threads4 Thoughts
- Frank & Eileen
- Toad & Co
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!