5 Sustainable Maxi Dresses to Add to Your Closet

The older sister of the mini dress or the younger sister of the gown? Maxi dresses are the middle ground of dress world. I actually looked up the history of the term “maxi dress” because I’m nerdy like that. I was also kind of confused because women have historically always worn long dresses, so why are they randomly called maxi’s now. Well, It all started with skirts. Maxi skirts were seen in Oscar de la Renta’s 1970’s collections as an alternative to the mini skirt. From there dresses that were featured in Doctor Zhivago were called “maxi dresses” and became really popular. These five looks are different styles of maxis.
This maxi dress is styled for someone full of casual coolness. The styling is practical and the color palette has lots of blacks. But!!! The patterns are interesting because I can’t resist a cool pattern.

With a focus on products, this is made with vegan PU.

People Tree Dress
Made with fair trade practices and ethically sourced organic cotton.

Cuyana bag
Made by Italian artisans with Italian leather.

Artisans and Adventurers Earrings
Made by craftsmen in Kenya with locally sourced by-product materials like horn.

Carla Colour sunglasses
Made with sustainable acetate from wood pulp.
 This look is feminine in style. Finding your inner girl. The form is fitting, the style is a sweetheart and all around lovely.

Reformation dress
Made with viscose and a sustainable production process that saves on water use, waste creation, and carbon dioxide production.

Nisolo boots
Made in partnership with an ethical factory in Leon, Mexico.

Cuyana Saddle bag
Same brand of bag as above, different maxi.

Neola earrings
Made with strict fair trade standards.

Proof Eyewear Sunglasses
Made with sustainably sourced wood.

100 Percent Pure mascara
Made with completely natural ingredients like black tea, berries, and cocoa powder.

100 Percent Pure Lipstick
Made with a vegan formula that includes cocoa butter and cherries.
This is an artsy styled maxi floral dress is for all creative types. Grab your paint kit or your journal and hit the park. (Is that too obvious?)

Ash & Rose dress
Handmade in Boston from reclaimed remnant lace.

Kayu clutch
Made ethically in Bali with locally sourced shells and straw.

Neola earrings
Handmade by skilled craftsmen.

Proof Eyewear Sunglasses
Made with recycled aluminum.

Laiik Sandals
Made in a family owned factory outside of Athens.
This style is a little bohemian. To add to the bohemian vibe I added a pair of flats and 1970’s influenced cat- eye glasses. Style your hair with a loose braid to enhance that feel.

Reformation dress
Different dress, same amazing sustainable production practices.

Soko Earrings
Handmade with fair trade practices.

Proof Eyewear Sunglasses
Made with that sustainably sourced wood you might’ve heard about.

Fortress of Inca- CARMEN
Handmade by artisans in an ethical Peruvian facility with locally sourced vegetable tanned leather.

N’Damus London bag
The bag is made ethically in London using vegetable-tanned leather.

Maison Michel Hat
Made in Paris using traditional manufacturing techniques and straw.
This look is sophisticated with color. Obviously, everything I post is a quality material that will last. This style is made to last and makes a polished statement.

Johanna Ortiz Dress
Made by indigenous artisans in Colombia.

Edge Only earrings
Handmade by artisans in Dublin.

Veja shoes
Made in an ethical Brazilian factory with Brazilian wild rubber.

Nine to Five – Tablet Bag
Made with E.U. sourced vegetable tanned leather in Portugal,

Nick Fouquet hat
Made with sustainably and ethically sourced combed beaver fur.