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Minis are flirty, flattering, and fun—the perfect dress for warmer days. Here’s our guide to brands making sustainable mini dresses doing better for people, the planet, and animals.
Sustainable mini dresses for warmer weather
Said to be universally flattering, the mini dress is flirty, fun, and perfect for those hot summer days when you just want to chuck something on and go. The most modern cut of the trifecta (maxi, midi, mini), despite their provocative history, minis have stayed the course pretty steadily since the ‘60s and are seeing a massive comeback as we speak in a precariously post-pandemic world.
While those endless listings of mini skirts and dresses made from plastic-based poly fabrics on ultra fast fashion websites like SHEIN and Boohoo may be cute and tempting, their damage to people, the planet, and animals is undeniable. Why not hit your local second hand store to get your mini fix? And if they don’t stock the size or style you’re after, consider tapping into one of the “Good” or “Great” brands below doing more sustainable mini dresses if you’ll get good wear and care out of them.
Whether it’s Whimsy + Row’s (US) pretty in pink cotton dress, the palm-print hemp mini from Afends (AU), or Birdsong’s (UK) unique patchwork wrap mini, there’s bound to be a sustainable mini dress in the list that hits juuust right.