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A colourful cinched waist luxurious midi dress by Mara Hoffman.
04 Apr
A colourful cinched waist luxurious midi dress by Mara Hoffman.

Our 19 Favourite More Sustainable Midi Dresses for Any Wardrobe

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Midi dresses are one of those classic wardrobe essentials that can take you from a picnic to a party in the warmer months. Here are our favourite more sustainable midi dresses from 19 brands doing their part for people, the planet, and animals.

More sustainable midi dresses you’ll love

Forget those poorly-made polyester styles lining the shelves of the main street that will fall apart after a few wears—these are the gold standard of more ethical and sustainable midi dresses to meet your needs. Perfectly paired with a sleek sandal, a chunky heel, or a Chelsea boot, midis are versatile and flattering and can be easily dressed up or down for any occasion.

They typically fall between just below the knee to just above the ankles, great for highlighting longer legs. If you want to create the illusion of length, a maxi dress may be more your style. And if the “modesty” element doesn’t matter (like in the office or a place of worship), mini dresses are said to be flattering on all body types. But of course, wearing what makes you happy is the most important thing.

There’s something for every taste here, from the effortlessly femme A-line dresses to vintage-inspired numbers from to denim middies. Let’s explore.

Christy Dawn

Rated: Great
An extended sizing midi dress by Christy Dawn in a red and white daisy pattern.

The Dawn Dress Extended – Ships internationally from the US

Gorg pattern? Check. Responsibly-made? Check. Pockets? Check check check. Christy Dawn is our go-to for gorgeous dresses, and the classic Dawn Dress Extended is no exception, coming in a range of colours and patterns to suit your taste.

Christy Dawn is a minimalist showroom for vintage-inspired women’s clothing and footwear, locally made with surplus fabric. The US brand rates “Great”, making it a fabulous free spirited option for your wardrobe.

Find the clothes in standard sizes XS-XL, or shop the Extended and Petite collections.

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TAMGA Designs

Rated: Good
A flowy brown and white floral pattern midi dress by TAMGA Designs.

Daisy Midi Dress – Ships internationally from Canada

Feminine meets effortless style in this modern take on a vintage-inspired classic. The Daisy Midi has short fluttery sleeves, pockets, and an adjustable waist drawstring for styling.

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 and ECOVERO.

You can find the full range of this Canadian brand in sizes XS-2XL.

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Nina Rein

Rated: Good

Desert Midi Dress – Ships internationally from Germany

The perfect companion for summer, the Desert Midi made of soft Lyocell fabric gives you flowing A shape with a slit in the skirt. Combining an airiness with comfort, it keeps you covered for those warm and cooler days.

Nina Rein is a German brand that creates more sustainable business clothing in Europe under fair conditions. The brand’s aesthetic is clean, femme, and colourful, and each piece includes little details everyone loves.

Find most items in sizes 34-44.

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Rated: Great
A cream TENCEL buttoned midi dress with a hummingbird pattern made responsibly by Dedicated.

Dress Bornholm Floral Hummingbirds – Ships internationally from Sweden

For a flattering kimono-cut, Dedicated’s TENCEL midi hits the spot. Made from 100% TENCEL Lyocell with a cute slit on each side.

Dedicated is a responsible streetwear brand selling menswear, womenswear, and kidwear. All cotton used in its pieces are 100% organic and most are Fairtrade-certified, which means that you don’t have to sacrifice your ethics to dress in style.

Find the clothes in XS-XL.

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Rated: Great
A beige fitted, ribbed, midi dress by Mila Vert.

Knitted Scoop Neck Dress – Ships internationally from Slovenia

Mila.Vert’s knitted dresses are some of our favourites, and this scoop neck number is no exception. It’s made from organic cotton and thanks to the custom fit order option, can be made to fit you perfectly.

Mila.Vert offers timeless, minimal, and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details that give the garments a modern feel. The Slovenia-based brand wants to make desirable clothing, avoiding the ethical and environmental issues that the fashion industry represents.

Find the garments in sizes XS-XL, or make a custom fit order free of charge.

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Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
A black ribbed midi dress made by Whimsy + Row.

Frankie Dress in Black Rib Extended – Ships internationally from the US

Ever wanted an incredibly soft piece to dress up or down? Us too. The Frankie Square Neck Rib Dress features an empire waist to keep things fitted up top and flared at the bottom, with a side slit for extra fun.

Whimsy + Row is a responsible lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and more sustainable practices. Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern woman. Whimsy + Row utilises deadstock fabric, and by limiting each garment to short runs, the brand also reduces packaging waste and takes care of precious water resources.

Find most products in XS-XL or up to 3XL in the extended range.

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Shop Whimsy + Row @ Earthkind.


Rated: Good
A beige midi length robe-style dress with an easy fit and self-belt detail by Boyish.

The Ezra – Ships internationally from the US

Your go-to elevated piece for transitioning from spring to summer. The Ezra is a responsibly-made midi length robe-style dress with an easy fit and self-belt detail.

Love the & Other Stories vibe, but hate their fast fashion business model? Boyish has all the quality, fit, and authentic washes that you could want without the harmful practices.

Find sizes 2XS-XL.

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Rated: Good
A tiered organic cotton denim midi dress by Baukjen.

Mel Organic Dress – Ships internationally from the UK

For a fun denim twist on a tiered midi, the organic Mel dress is the way to go.

Baukjen is a London-based womenswear brand, with a focus on responsible style. Its clothes are designed for you, designed for good. The brand uses some lower-impact materials, which helps limit the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production.

Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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People Tree

Rated: Great
An organic cotton checked black and white midi dress by People Tree.

Malin Checked Dress – Ships internationally from the UK

Remember how we said midis were perfect for picnics? With this chequered number, you can become the picnic.

Sustainable fashion pioneer and leader People Tree is a seriously responsibly brand and one of our favourites. The brand uses lower-impact materials and addresses labour risks by adopting the Fairtrade International – Small Producers Organisations Code of Conduct.

Find most products in UK sizes 6-18.

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Shop People Tree EU.


Rated: Good
A green and white patterned TENCEL Lyocell midi dress by LANIUS.

Midi Dress Print Irregular – Ships within Europe from Germany

We love this green and black patterned TENCEL Lyocell more sustainable midi dress by LANIUS for all occasions.

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses lower-impact materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation.

LANIUS’ clothes are available in EU sizes 34-44.

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Shop LANIUS @ Curate.

No Nasties

Rated: Great
A beige monstera print organic cotton poplin more sustainable midi dress by No Nasties.

Monstera Weekend Midi – Ships internationally from India

Made with 100% organic cotton grown by small-scale farmers in India, this more sustainable midi dress will take you anywhere you need to go in urban jungle style.

Another leader when it comes to ethical fashion, No Nasties makes simple and stylish clothing from Fairtrade organic cotton in India where it is actively working to grow the ethical consumer market.

Find styles in sizes 2XS-3XL.

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Shop No Nasties @ Made Trade.

Mara Hoffman

Rated: Good
A colourful cinched waist luxurious midi dress by Mara Hoffman.

Alora Graphic Print Midi Dress – Ships internationally from the US

This stunning colourful midi dress features a graphic print on cotton fabric and a flattering cut, perfect for formal summer events.

With a focus on mindful and conscious practices, Mara Hoffman uses lower-impact materials including GOTS certified cotton, recycled nylon, and recycled polyester, and even has a range of Oeko-Tex STeP certified products.

Items come in sizes XS-3XL, and the brand also has a gorgeous extended sizes collection, so you can be sure to find a new wardrobe addition no matter the bod you rock.

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Rated: Good
A patterned sleeveless midi dress by Bastet Noir.

The Odette Dress – Ships internationally from Macedonia


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The Odette more sustainable midi dress has got us feeling like the main character of a movie. Made from a comfy cotton and viscose blend.

BASTET NOIR offers custom-made clothing manufactured by women in Macedonia, ensuring that every purchase contributes to the welfare and education of these women and their children.

Find most items in sizes 36-42, or in custom sizing.

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All The Wild Roses

Rated: Good
A red dress with short-sleeves, elastic and ruffles by All the Wild Roses.

Christy Red Vintage-Inspired Midi Dress – Ships internationally from Australia

This effortless red dress features a shirred bodice, delicate poet short-sleeves with elastic and ruffles, aaaand has pockets. Swoon.

All the Wild Roses offers free spirited fashion for the dreamers and change-makers. This Australian brand uses up to 50% deadstock fabric to create high quality and long-lasting products.

Find most items in sizes XS-2XL.

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Rated: Good
two images of midi-tiered babydoll dress in natural from Kotn

Midi Babydoll Dress – Ships internationally from Canada

Crafted from plush Egyptian cotton jersey, this midi-length tiered babydoll dress is made for effortless dressing for any season.

Kotn is based in Canada and works with local NGOs on the ground at the Nile Delta to provide communities with quality education, and to help close the gap of low literacy rates amongst communities.

Find most items in sizes XS-2XL.

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Beaumont Organic

Rated: Good
A navy blue organic cotton high neck tiered midi dress made by Beaumont Organic.

Bramble Organic Cotton Dress – Ships internationally from the UK

Made from 100% organic cotton in Portugal, the Bramble is a high neck oversized midi dress for all your mid-season needs.

Beaumont Organic is a UK-based slow fashion brand that blends simple style with responsible production practices. Founded by Hannah Beaumont-Laurencia, the brand also has its own charitable foundation which supports people in Fiji.

Find the range in sizes XS-L.

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Jyoti – Fair Works

Rated: Good
A black midi-length slip dress by Jyoti.

Dress RENU Drops – Ships within Europe from Germany

Style this cute midi-length slip dress with or without the included belt to switch up the silhouette. Handwoven and Peta approved vegan.

For those living in Europe, you’re lucky enough to be able to get your hands on the beautiful 100% GOTS cotton products created by Jyoti. Truly embodying responsible fashion practices, this German company provides employment for people from marginalised or disadvantaged groups in India.

Sizes available are S-XL.

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Vitamin A

Rated: Good
A green TENCEL and organic cotton blend ribbed midi dress by Vitamin A.

West Organic Rib Tank Dress – Ships internationally from the US

Super soft, super responsibly-made. This is a midi dress you’ll want to live and lounge in, available in nine colourways to suit your preference.

Made locally in California, Vitamin A’s collections of swimwear and loungewear use a high proportion of lower-impact materials, including recycled nylon, organic cotton, and TENCEL. The brand also uses a waterless process to print its designs with, reducing its chemical and water usage.

Find the pieces in sizes XS-XL.

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Rated: Good
A mid length dark green heavy weight midi dress by Elk.

Glittra Metallic Dress – Ships within Australia

The Glittra Metallic Dress is a heavy weight, midi length knit dress with a set-in long sleeve and a boat neckline. Perfect for colder weather especially when layered with tights and a jacket.

A pioneer of independent Australian design, Elk was founded in Melbourne in 2004. Elk creates bi-annual collections that are informed by a design ethos where simplicity and sustainability meet innovation.

Find most items in AU sizes 6-18.

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Prefer a different length for your dresses? Check out our favourite maxi dresses and mini dresses too

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