7 Ethical and Sustainable Outfits for a Night Out - Good On You
20 May

7 Ethical and Sustainable Outfits for a Night Out

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.

Rebecca Black

It’s Friday, you’re getting ready to go out with your boys and gals. But when transitioning to a more ethical and sustainable wardrobe, there’s always one category of clothing that’s a bit harder to find: night out outfits.

Many of you have asked for recommendations for ethical party outfits inspiration, and we delivered: here are 7 ethical and sustainable outfit ideas for a night out (+ a cheeky party playlist to get your groove on whilst getting ready)!

Have we just quoted Rebecca Black’s Friday? You bet we did!


Rated: Good

Sweeney Skirt – Ships internationally

Tonight’s the night we’re gonna make it happen, with this gorgeous golden sequin skirt made from deadstock fabric , featuring a sexy side split, made by Reformation. Reformation makes killer clothes that don’t kill the environment. This skirt is perfect for a dinner with your crew before going out. I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it! (I’m so excited – The Pointer Sisters)

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Rated: Good

The Blazer Dress – Ships internationally

VETTA’s capsule wardrobe essentials are made in the USA from eco-friendly fabrics. Slip this sleek and versatile Blazer/Dress/Vest on over your party dress, or simply rock it on its own! I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night! (I gotta feeling – Black Eyed Peas)

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Whimsy + Row

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Poppy Dress in White Floral – Ships internationally


Whimsy + Row – Bottoms

Made out of the best eco-friendly fabrics, these pants and skirts will last you for years to come! 20% off bottoms with code TOGETHERAPART: 5% of sales go to Feeding America. (Ends: 1 JUL)

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Whimsy + Row – Dresses

Like finding a vintage gem, Whimsy + Row dresses use deadstock fabric to create unique looks you will treasure. 20% off dresses with code TOGETHERAPART: 5% of sales go to Feeding America. (Ends: 1 JUL)

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Whimsy + Row – Tops

Easy, flirty and elegant tops ethically made for every modern and creative woman. 20% off tops with code TOGETHERAPART: 5% of sales go to Feeding America. (Ends: 1 JUL)

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This boho-chic dress is perfect for a summer party on a rooftop. It’s made from 100% recycled rayon, by Whimsy + Row, whose mission is to provide ease and elegance for the modern, creative woman. Blame it on the boogie! (Blame it on the boogie – Jackson 5)

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TAMGA Designs

Rated: Great

Ember Dress – Ships internationally

The only thing we want to say to this dress is “I’m in love with the shape of you”! (Ed Sheeran, Shape Of You). TAMGA Designs is out to prove how colourful and exciting sustainable fashion can be, serving up gorgeous, flowy designs that will glide you into warmer weather with poise and grace. TAMGA offers a range of tops, skirts, dresses and accessories made from 100% Micro TENCEL®.

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The Go-Long Wide Leg Pant – Ships internationally

Friday night and the lights are low, looking out for the place to go … and looking for a unique piece to wear? These flowy wide leg pants are your guy! milo+nicki makes cruelty-free, ethically-designed, eco-conscious womenswear with Indian & Zambian roots. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials like GOTS certified cotton, and is a leading advocate for better labour rights! See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen! (Dancing Queen – ABBA)

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Rated: Good

The Saturday Bodysuit – Ships internationally

If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends, make it last forever, friendship never eeeeends (we can hear you singing, we’re not judging)!

I mean, these lyrics can apply both to your SO or to clothes: if you want to make it in my wardrobe, you better go with everything! And we think this bodysuit wants to be in your wardrobe. It can be a sexy statement piece on its own, or can be layered under a flowy top or our a blazer. It’s made by OhSevenDays, which offers charismatic yet understated weekday staples made from reclaimed materials! (Wannabe – Spice Girls)

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Mara Hoffman

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Who run the world? Girls! And especially Mara Hoffman, who founded her eponymous brand in 2000. Her lifestyle women’s brand offers designer clothing, swimwear, bridal, activewear & childrenswear with a focus on mindful and conscious practices. With this 100% organic cotton top you’ll turn heads wherever you go! And if you haven’t seen Queen B’s Homecoming on Netflix, go watch it, now! (Run the World – Beyonce)

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When in doubt, rent it out

At Good On You we also recommend not buying new pieces so you don’t create waste. The great news is the rise of rental sites, like Rent the Runway in the US or Glamcorner in Australia, allowing you to rent original party outfits!

Do you believe in life after love?

We sure do, at least when it comes to fashion. One of the ways you can have a more ethical and sustainable wardrobe is to make clothes last longer. So have a look at your thrift shop, swap items with your besties, ask friends and family if they have pieces they want to donate and go give these items some life after love! (Believe – Cher)

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