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A colourful cinched waist luxurious midi dress by Mara Hoffman.
19 Feb
A colourful cinched waist luxurious midi dress by Mara Hoffman.

Our 18 Favourite More Sustainable Midi Dresses for Any Wardrobe

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Midi dresses are a classic wardrobe essential that can take you from a picnic to a party in the warmer months. Here are our favourite more sustainable midi dresses from 18 brands doing their part for people, the planet, and animals.

More sustainable midi dresses you’ll love

Forget those poorly made polyester styles 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.

Midi dresses typically fall just below the knee or just above the ankles, depending on your height. If you want to create the illusion of length then 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 also a great option. But of course, wearing what makes you happy is the most important thing.

There’s something for every taste here, from effortless A-line dresses to vintage-inspired numbers and denim styles. 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 – Ships internationally from the US

Pretty pattern? Check. Responsibly made? Check. Pockets? Check check check. Christy Dawn is our go-to for gorgeous dresses, and the classic Dawn Dress is no exception, coming in a range of colours and patterns to suit your taste. Happily, it also comes in all of the brand’s sizing ranges, from “Standard” to “Extended” and “Petite”.

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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Rated: Good
Woman wearing sustainable midi dress from SukkhaCitta

ANGKASA midi dress ships internationally from Indonesia

SukkhaCitta’s ANGKASA midi dress is a stunning example of the Indonesian brand’s commitment to craftsmanship and a more sustainable approach to fashion. It is naturally dyed and features a hand-painted batik pattern throughout.

Find its clothes in sizes S-L.

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Nina Rein

Rated: Good

Desert Midi Dress – Ships internationally from Germany

The perfect companion for summer, the Desert midi is made from soft Lyocell fabric that combines airiness and comfort. It’s designed with a flattering cinched waist, a slit through the skirt, and it’s reversible, so you’ve double the styling options.

Nina Rein is a German brand that creates more sustainable clothing in Europe under fair conditions. The brand makes every item to order.

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-inspired cut, Dedicated’s TENCEL midi hits the mark. It’s made from 100% TENCEL Lyocell and has a cute slit on each side.

Dedicated is a responsible streetwear brand creating menswear, womenswear, and kidswear. All cotton used in its pieces is 100% organic and most is 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


Someone wearing a cream midi dress, and coats, by Mila.Vert.

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Mila.Vert’s knitted dresses are some of our favourites—you’ll see why from this scoop neck number. It’s simple and timeless, and is made from soft organic cotton. Thanks to the custom-fit order option, it can be made to suit you perfectly.

Mila.Vert creates minimal and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details to give garments a modern feel. The Slovenia-based brand wants to avoid 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

You can wear Whimsy + Row’s Frankie Square Neck Rib Dress for WFH meetings, dinner events or summertime walks, thanks to its versatile design that can be dressed up or down, flattering empire waist, and soft and stretchy material.

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 uses deadstock fabric, and by limiting garment production 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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Rated: Good
A tiered organic cotton denim midi dress by Baukjen.

Mel Organic Dress – Ships internationally from the UK

Baukjen’s denim Mel dress is comfortable, stylish, and made from 100% organic cotton. Wear yours in autumn with tights and boots, or in summer with sandals.

Baukjen is a London-based womenswear brand with a focus on responsible style. It 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? This chequered number from People Tree is a case in point. It’s made from hand-woven organic cotton and has pockets that are perfect for carrying your reusable cutlery or bottle opener to the alfresco occasion.

Sustainable fashion pioneer People Tree is one of our favourite responsible brands. It 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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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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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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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.

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Rated: Good
red silk draped midi dress from sustainable brand Bastet Noir

Turtleneck draped midi dress – Ships internationally from Macedonia

BASTET NOIR’s draped midi dress is serving main character energy. It’s made from striking red sustainable silk and has a flattering draped front that is elegant enough for weddings and dinner events.

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
polka dot midi dress from all the wild roses

Alexa navy polka dot midi dress – Ships internationally from Australia

This polka dot midi dress features a shirred bodice, and adjustable tie shoulder straps so you can make it the perfect length for your height.

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 the key to effortless dressing in any season.

Kotn is based in Canada and works with 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
woman wearing black puff sleeve organic cotton midi dress

Marella organic cotton dress – Ships internationally from the UK

Made from 100% organic cotton in Portugal, the Marella is an A-line midi dress with stylish puff sleeves, made from organic cotton.

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 belt to switch up the silhouette. It’s hand-woven and Peta approved as vegan.

Those living in Europe are lucky enough get their hands on the beautiful 100% GOTS-certified cotton clothes 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, 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 swim 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, reducing its chemical and water usage.

Find the pieces in sizes XS-XL.

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Rated: Good
striped midi shirt dress from elk

Ligne shirt dress – Ships within Australia

Elk’s Ligne shirt dress is ideal for the office, or any occasion when you want to look smart and stay cool. It’s made from cotton-poplin grown in the brand’s native Australia, and has a bias-cut skirt for a flattering drape.

A pioneer of independent Australian design, Elk was founded in Melbourne in 2004. It 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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