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

Samson Two Piece – Ships internationally

Tonight’s the night we’re gonna make it happen, with this gorgeous two piece, featuring a cropped tank top and a relaxed fitting cropped pant, made by Reformation. Reformation makes killer clothes that don’t kill the environment. This outfit 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

Chloe Wrap Dress – Ships internationally

The ethical version of the little black dress, perfect for any occasion. This black mini wrap dress is fitted in the bodice with a A-line skirt. Mickey and Jenny create limited run one-of-a-kind pieces, made eco-consciously in America. 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

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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Rated: Great

Reclaimed Jersey Bodycon Dress – Ships internationally

The only thing we want to say to this dress is “I’m in love with the shape of you”! This bodycon dress sure catches the eye. Made in reclaimed double jersey, figure-hugging, featuring a square neckline, this dress is perfect alone or layered with your favourite top. You can wear it with sneakers for a casual look, or dress it up with heels! Mayamiko designs contemporary womenswear, accessories and homeware, fusing modern and traditional textiles from Africa, Asia and Italy. (Ed Sheeran – Shape of You)

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Lino Wrap Top – Ships internationally

Friday night and the lights are low, looking out for the place to go … and looking for a unique piece to wear? The Lino Wrap Top is your guy! This fun wrap top is made with traditional West African 100% cotton wax print fabric, sourced from female wholesale vendors at Makola Market in Central Accra. Yevu make shirts and jumpsuits for men and women with fun West African prints, while supporting workers and businesses in Ghana. See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Dancing Queen! (Dancing Queen – ABBA)

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Oh Seven Days

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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Noemi Wrap Top – Ships internationally

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% TENCEL Lyocell top you’ll be shining 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)

Editor's note: Feature image via Unsplash, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You has big plans for ethical fashion! To support our work, we may earn a commission on sales made using our offers code or affiliate links.

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