20 May

6 Ethical and Sustainable Outfits for a Night Out

It’s Friday, you’re getting ready to go out with your boys and gals. You’re standing in front of your wardrobe and you might wonder “what am I going to wear?”. This question can be hard enough to answer on its own, and it gets even trickier if, like us, you’re transitioning to a more ethical wardrobe. For some reason, finding cute sustainable and ethical pieces for going out is not that easy and many of you have asked us for recommendations for sustainable night out outfits.

So we delivered: from party tops to dresses and pants, here are seven ethical and sustainable night out outfits from our favourite ‘Good’ and ‘Great’ brands, that are perfect for your next event or party. Then, complete your outfit with one of our favourite ethical heels of the moment and some sustainable jewellery pieces. And you’re good to go!

Whether it’s a night out in a club, a bar party, a cocktail, a summer rooftop, you name it, these seven sustainable party outfits will help you look good, feel good and do good for the people, planet and animals. AND, we’ve also included a cheeky party playlist to get your groove on whilst getting ready!

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

Rebecca Black

Also, have we just quoted Rebecca Black’s Friday? You bet we did!


Rated: Good
gold sequin reformation skirt

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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Shop Reformation Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Reformation @ Farfetch.

Shop Reformation.


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woman wearing VETTA black blazer dress

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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woman wearing white whimsy + row sustainable night out dress

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) Find most products in XS-XL.

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Shop Whimsy + Row @ Earthkind.

TAMGA Designs

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woman wearing sustainable tamga kimono

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®. You can find the full range in sizes XS-2XL.

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woman wearing black part bodysuit by oh seven days

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) OhSevenDays’ garments are available in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop OhSevenDays @ SlowCo.

Mara Hoffman

Rated: Good

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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Shop Mara Hoffman @ Reve en Vert.

Shop Mara Hoffman @ Farfetch.

Shop Mara Hoffman Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Mara Hoffman.

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 and sustainable night out 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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