Someone posing their arms with a serene expression wearing a bright orange midi dress by Birdsong.
04 Apr
Someone posing their arms with a serene expression wearing a bright orange midi dress by Birdsong.

Our 22 Favourite Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Midi Dresses

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 sustainable midi dresses from 22 brands doing their part for people, the planet, and animals.

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 feminine green A-line dress by TAMGA Designs (US) to the vintage-inspired red number from All the Wild Roses (Australia) to the romantic midi from BASTET NOIR (Macedonia). Let’s explore.

Christy Dawn

Rated: Great
A pink and orange floral midi dress by Christy Dawn.

The Dawn Dress Extended – Ships internationally from the US

Gorg pattern? Check. Ethically made? Check. Pockets? Check check check. Christy Dawn is our go-to for gorgeous dresses, and the classic Dawn Dress Extended is no exception.

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 boho 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: Great
A khaki flowy dress by TAMGA Designs.

Mireya Midi Dress – Ships internationally from Canada

Feminine meets effortless style in this modern take on a vintage-inspired classic. The Miraya Midi has short fluttery sleeves, shell buttons, and a flattering A-line cut.

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

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Dedicated

Rated: Great
A black t-shirt midi dress by Dedicated.

Long T-Shirt Dress Ronneby Black – Ships internationally from Sweden

For a more relaxed cut, Dedicated’s t-shirt dress hits the spot. Made from 100% TENCEL™ Lyocell with a cute slit on one side.

Dedicated is an ethical streetwear brand for men, women, and children. 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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Mila.Vert

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

Knitted Scoop Neck Dress – Ships internationally from Slovenia

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A cream knitted snug fit dress sustainably made by Mila.Vert.

Mila.Vert – Dresses

Mila.Vert’s beautiful dresses are easy to wear, versatile, and always make you look and feel your best. Exclusive 10% off dresses with code GOODONYOU. (Ends: 17 APR)

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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 pink, sleeveless, midi dress by Whimsy + Row.

Frankie Dress in Blush Rib – 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 an eco-conscious lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and sustainable practices. Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern, sustainable 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.

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Boyish

Rated: Great
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 sustainably 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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Baukjen

Rated: Good
A vegan, green, floral midi dress by Baukjen.

Harriet Organic Dress – Ships internationally from the UK

Another day, another adorable floral midi. The Harriet is fully vegan, ethically made, and it has pockets. Oh, happy day.

Baukjen is a London-based womenswear brand, with a focus on environmental, ethical, and sustainable style. Its clothes are designed for you, designed for good. The brand uses some eco-friendly 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
A sleeveless, chequered sunshine yellow midi dress by People Tree.

Annabel Checked Dress in Yellow – Ships internationally from the UK

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

Sustainable fashion pioneer and leader People Tree is a seriously ethical brand and one of our favourites. The brand uses eco-friendly 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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Altar

Rated: Good
A yellow, deadstock sustainable midi rib knit dress by Altar.

Presale Clara Midi Dress In Turmeric Rib – Ships internationally from the US

This deadstock sustainable midi rib knit dress has a soft, sweater weight. Designed to flatter everyone with a swingy and loose drape in the gorgeous turmeric shade.

Altar is a US-based boutique that specialises in alternative and custom fashion, apothecary, and gifts. The brand celebrates independent manufacturers and artists from across North America, with a focus on the stories that are woven into their work. Its clothing brand, Altar Houseline, is proudly made in America using deadstock materials and serves size gradations from size S to 6XL.

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LANIUS

Rated: Good
A blossom pink organic cotton sustainable midi dress by LANIUS.

Midi Dress With Structure – Ships within Europe from Germany

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A beige cropped knit sustainably made sweater by LANIUS.

LANIUS – Knits

Wrap yourself in the softest knitwear, perfect for relaxing at home or staying snug outside. Exclusive 15% off knits with code GOODONYOUxLANIUS15. (Available in Europe and the UK only) (Ends: 31 MAY)

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An orange athleisure set ethically made by LANIUS.

LANIUS – Athleisure

LANIUS' new athleisure capsule: made from recycled nylon yarn that adapts to the body and gives free rein to your movements. Exclusive 15% off athleisure with code GOODONYOUxLANIUS15. (Available in Europe and the UK only) (Ends: 31 MAY)

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A loose fit pair of light green shorts made responsibly by LANIUS.

LANIUS – Trousers

From classy to flirty, but always responsible: LANIUS pants, jeans, and shorts fit for every occasion. Exclusive 15% off pants with code GOODONYOUxLANIUS15. (Available in Europe and the UK only) (Ends: 31 MAY)

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A white and blue striped t-shirt sustainably made by LANIUS.

LANIUS – Tops

Delicate, minimalist, ethical tops and t-shirts that can be combined in many ways. Exclusive 15% off tops with code GOODONYOUxLANIUS15. (Available in Europe and the UK only) (Ends: 31 MAY)

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A hot pink ethically made puff sleeve mid length dress by LANIUS.

LANIUS – Dresses

Fair and organic fashion with a feminine touch. Noble looks that radiate liveliness. Exclusive 15% off dresses with code GOODONYOUxLANIUS15. (Available in Europe and the UK only) (Ends: 31 MAY)

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We love this blossom pink organic cotton sustainable midi dress by LANIUS. How sweet are the balloon sleeves and structured fabric look?

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses eco-friendly 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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No Nasties

Rated: Great
A white and orange organic cotton , tiered sustainable midi dress by No Nasties.

Garden Tiered Dress – Ships internationally from India

Made with 100% organic cotton grown by small-scale farmers in India, this tiered sustainable midi dress is a bold and breezy pick for warm-weather days.

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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Mara Hoffman

Rated: Good
A black turtleneck midi dress by Mara Hoffman.

Elle Dress In Black – Ships internationally from the US

This artisanal turtle neck midi dress is responsibly made in Peru in an ethical cooperative from 100% organic cotton. It features side patch pockets, a thigh high front slit, and a removable belt.

With a focus on mindful and conscious practices, Mara Hoffman uses eco-friendly 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 to 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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Underprotection

Rated: Good
A silky zebra print midi dress by Underprotection.

Rania Slip Dress Creme – Ships internationally from Denmark

The silky Rania slip dress is cut from a soft and shiny lyocell satin in a flirtatious zebra print. It has thin adjustable straps with golden trimmings and a midi-length loose fit, perfect from the lounge to a festival.

Underprotection is a Danish brand combining ethics and aesthetics, creating underwear, loungewear, and swimwear from sustainable materials like recycled polyester and organic cotton. All of its packaging, paper, and polybags are either recycled or biodegradable, and it only works with certified factories as it believes “fair working conditions and fair wages are human rights”. Underprotection exists to celebrate women of all kinds, and its goal is to make them feel as beautiful and comfortable as possible. You can find the full range in XS-XL.

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BASTET NOIR

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

The Odette Dress – Ships internationally from Macedonia

The Odette 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 to 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 bohemian 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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Kotn

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

Midi-Tiered Babydoll Dress in Natural – Ships internationally

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 brown, linen midi dress by Beaumont Organic.

Marissa-May Linen Dress in Olive – Ships internationally from the UK

Made from 100% European flax linen, the Marissa-May is a mature take on a relaxed midi dress for all your warm-weather needs.

Beaumont Organic is a UK-based slow fashion brand that blends simple style with ethical 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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Birdsong

Rated: Good
An A-line, orange midi dress by Birdsong.

Orange Button Down Midi Dress Sample – Ships internationally from the UK

There’s only one of these stunning orange midi dresses left in stock, but we couldn’t resist including it. Crafted in drapey and lightweight Tencel, a flattering A-line cut, in a mid-calf length with pockets. You’re welcome.

Birdsong is a boutique label producing gorgeous womenswear. Its clothes are handmade in London by knitters and seamstresses earning above the London living wage. The business is built on a philosophy of fairness and authenticity, promising customers “no sweatshop, no photoshop”. Birdsong’s products are inclusively sized from 2XS-3XL.

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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 ethical 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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Luna + Sun

Rated: Good
A khaki, wrap midi dress by Luna + Sun.

New Mya Dress – Ships internationally from Australia

The new and improved Mya dress has more room in the bust, perfect for larger cup sizes or breastfeeding, and a longer sleeve length. Available in a range of gorgeous colours and fabrics, this one in olive is made from Tencel.

Luna + Sun is an Australian, cruelty-free fashion line creating gorgeous feminine designs. Its factory is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia, and its products are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. Find the clothes in AU sizes 6-18.

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Vitamin A

Rated: Good
A turquoise rib tank midi dress by Vitamin A.

West Organic Rib Tank Dress – Ships internationally from the US

Super soft, super sustainable. This is a midi dress you’ll want to live and lounge in, available in 9 colourways to suit your preference.

Made locally in California, Vitamin A’s collections of swimwear and loungewear use a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, including recycled nylon. 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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Elk

Rated: Good
A relaxed, shirt-style dress in a distinctive, monochromatic print design by Elk.

Rava Shirt Dress – Ships within Australia

The Rava Shirt Dress is a relaxed, shirt-style dress in a distinctive, monochromatic print design. Able to be worn as a dress or open as a shirt 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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Editor's note

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