16 Dec

The Ultimate Guide to More Sustainable New Year’s Eve Outfits

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If you’re seeking a fresh ‘fit to ring in 2023, check out these cool styles from small and independent brands—all highly rated by Good On You. 

Making the switch to responsible fashion in 2023

Whether you’re looking into slow fashion for the first time or need some new pieces to rock your New Year’s Eve festivities, supporting better fashion brands can be a great option. As ever, we also recommend looking in your closet or your local charity shop for pieces you’ll love for many festive events to come.

Truthfully, New Year’s Eve can be tricky—balancing weather and something to make you feel confident, comfortable, and of course, conscious. At Good On You, our mission is to help you understand how brands impact the issues you care about. In line with this ethos, our editors have curated a list of fresh favourite NYE picks organised by category—dresses and jumpsuits, tops and knitwear, bottoms, shoes, and accessories.

Scroll on to find your NYE match from sparkly boots to gorgeous skirts and more.

Dresses + jumpsuits

BASTET NOIR

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a silky cut-out dress by BASTET NOIR.

The May Dress – Ships internationally from Macedonia

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It’s giving—The May Dress is inspired by the equally tantalising Martha May Whovier from the classic adaptation of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The body-hugging fit of the dress is enhanced by strong padded shoulders, a cutout neckline detail, and a dramatic thigh-high slit for an instant confidence boost.

BASTET NOIR offers custom-made clothing manufactured by women in Macedonia paid living wages.

At the time of writing, you can find the dress in EU sizes 36-40, as well as in custom sizing.

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Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a white jumpsuit by Whimsy + Row.

Logan Jumpsuit in Natural – Ships internationally from the US

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When you want to look good with minimal effort—the Logan Jumpsuit has short sleeves and a button closure with the perfect wide leg fit. Find this perfect NYE option in an array of colours.

Whimsy + Row is an eco-conscious lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and sustainable practices. Since 2014, Whimsy + Row’s mission has been to dress its loyal fans with ease and elegance. Sustainable practices drive the brand’s approach to design—they feature a limited stock business model to lower their carbon footprint by producing locally.

This jumpsuit is offered in US XS-XL at the time of writing.

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Noumenon

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a whimsical dress by NOUMENON.

Camari Dress in Swirl – Ships internationally from the Netherlands

Groovy baby—if you’re looking for a vintage-style NYE outfit, look no further. The Camari dress is a dream with a flattering fit, comfortable style, and overall cute vibe.

This 100% vegan, PETA-approved fashion brand from Amsterdam started three years ago with the idea to combine “ethics with aesthetics”, and they have certainly succeeded. Noumenon’s pieces are sophisticated and timeless, with elegant cuts, and all made from lower-impact materials like TENCEL™ (recycled wood pulp fabric).

Find the dress in sizes S-L at the time of writing.

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ABLE

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a luxurious jumpsuit by ABLE.

Marion Smocked Jumpsuit – Ships internationally from the US

If you’re looking for a jumpsuit, this is a great option for New Year’s Eve and many events going forward. Modern and romantic, the Marion is designed with a square neckline and bracelet-length puff sleeves, complete with a smocked bodice in a black diamond dot pattern.

ABLE is a US-based clothing and accessories brand producing slow fashion and paying living wages to women who’ve faced extraordinary circumstances. It uses lower-impact materials, and reuses water and materials to minimise waste.

Find the jumpsuit in sizes 2XS-3XL at the time of writing.

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Tops + knitwear

HERTH

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a silk top by HERTH.

Andie Black Top – Ships internationally from Italy

Silky smooth and snap—HERTH’s Andie Black Top is the perfect match for any full-piece NYE outfit. Made from 100% GOTS-certified organic silk sourced from Como, this top is cut with a relaxed fit and shaped in a sleek silhouette with a round neck and long sleeves.

HERTH is an Italian brand whose design philosophy combines sustainability and ethics with timeless aesthetics. It promotes slow fashion, creating contemporary pieces characterised by clean silhouettes with meticulous attention to detail. Crafted by artisans with only the finest materials, it embodies effortless luxury.

Find the top in XS-2XL at the time of writing.

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Elk

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a cozy sweater by ELK.

Kadri Sweater – Ships internationally from Australia

If you’re looking for a cosy alternative this NYE, ELK’s Kadri Sweater is a perfect choice for a knit option. The dropped shoulder, relaxed fit, and wide banding on the neck, sleeve, and hem ensures the sweater looks great worn loose on its own as well as layered over shirts and tees.

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.

At the time of writing, the sweater is offered in AU sizes XS-2XL.

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Colorful Standard

Rated: Good
A classic knit top by Colourful Standard.

Women’s Classic Organic Crew – Ships internationally from Denmark

If you’re going for a more classic, wintery look, Colourful Standard’s knitwear has great options. The organic cotton crew is perfect to throw on with just about anything.

Colourful Standard is a Danish clothing brand that makes quality essentials. The brand doesn’t care much for seasons or trends, opting instead for timeless styles and long-lasting materials.

At the time of writing, the knit can be found in sizes XS-XL.

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Kowtow

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a ruffled top by kowtow.

Flower Polo – Ships internationally from New Zealand

The Flower Polo features frills with contrast black edging around the collar, the shoulder, and on either side of the button placket, and is finished with a ruffle hem. Soft and with a relaxed fit, it’s a highly desirable essential that will go beyond NYE, as all these pieces should.

Kowtow uses organic, fair trade cotton and non-toxic dyes to produce its clothes. It designs elegant, timeless womenswear, and also has a range of ceramics.

At the time of writing, the top can be found in sizes 2XS-2XL.

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CARPASUS

Rated: Good
A dress shirt in sky by CARPASUS.

Dress Shirt in Sky – Ships internationally from Switzerland

Made from organic cotton, the Sky Dress Shirt is an elegant wardrobe classic that’s sure to make your masc NYE outfit an understated hit.

CARPASUS is a Swiss menswear brand that makes fine shirts, ties, socks, and pocket squares. CARPASUS uses GOTS certified cotton and manufactures locally to reduce its carbon footprint. It also traces its supply chain and ensures workers are paid a living wage.

Find this dress shirt in EU sizes 36-46 at the time of writing.

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Bottoms

ISTO.

Rated: Good
A man wearing chinos by ISTO.

Chinos – Ships internationally from Portugal

Not too rigid, not too loose, these classic chinos are tapered to perfection. Made to last longer than your average khakis, these bottoms are the perfect pair for any NYE outfit.

Portuguese brand ISTO.’s mandate is simple: create clothes to transcend the seasons and work as staple items in your wardrobe all year round. It only has one collection and pursues quality over quantity to try and make its items permanently available. It uses organic and natural materials, and is incredibly transparent in showing you the true cost of your clothes when you go to purchase a piece for your wardrobe.

The pants are available in sizes 28-38 at the time of writing.

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Reformation

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a silky skirt by Reformation.

Benson Silk Skirt – Ships internationally from the US

Just wow—Reformation has done it again with the Benson Silk Skirt. The Benson is a mini length skirt with a fitted waist and luxurious silky feel.

Los Angeles-based Reformation creates killer clothes that don’t kill the environment. The brand also ensures that a large proportion of its suppliers pay a living wage.

The skirt is available in UK sizes 4-16 at the time of writing.

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Shop Reformation Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

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Altar

Rated: Good
A woman wearing a midi-skirt by Altar.

Bae Skirt in Black Challis – Ships internationally from the US

The Bae Skirt by Altar is a great mid-length NYE option. It features a bell shape as well as the brand’s signature brass buttons in a front closure.

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 made in America using deadstock materials.

Find the skirt in XS-3XL at the time of writing.

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Maggie Marilyn

Rated: Good
A woman wearing chic magenta pants by Maggie Marilyn.

Power To You Pant – Ships internationally from the US

For those who need a pop of colour. These stretch-fit magenta trousers have a mid-rise, tapered leg, and invisible zips at the ankle. For the ultimate power suit, pair with the matching Power to You Blazer.

Need-to-know designer Maggie Marilyn’s clothes are defined by her strong sense of luxury and fresh point of view. The New Zealand-based label utilises organic cottons and responsibly-produced silks to craft effortlessly glamorous designs.

Find the pants in sizes 6-16 at the time of writing.

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Shop Maggie Marilyn @ Farfetch.

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Shoes

VEERAH

Rated: Good
A pair of sparkly boots by VEERAH.

Hedy Boots – Ships internationally from the US

Sparkly and ready for any party, VEERAH’S Hedy Boots are a great addition to any NYE outfit.

VEERAH is a New York City-based designer vegan shoe company founded and led by women to “do good and look incredible”. Its innovative apple peel leather shoe collection is crafted with cushioned insoles made from algae blooms. Each pair is transformative with interchangeable shoe accessories to create more looks with less.

Find the boots in US sizes 5-11 at the time of writing.

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Good Guys

Rated: Good
A pair of western-style boots by French Good Guys.

Dakota Western Boots – Ships internationally from France

They’ll keep you warm and looking good—the Dakota Western Boots are made of a gold microfibre upper with an elastomer sole and wooden heels. The toe shape is elegant and the fitting is ultra-comfortable.

Good Guys creates cruelty-free shoes for women and men, founded and designed by Marion Hanania in Paris. Through Good Guys, Hanania aims to create the perfect cruelty-free, made in Europe closet, where no animal product is involved and the production guarantees fair trade working conditions.

Find the boots in EU sizes 36-42 at the time of writing.

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NAE

Rated: Good
A gorgeous vegan loafer by NAE.

Elena Black Vegan Loafer – Ships internationally from the US

Classy and comfortable, NAE’s Vegan Loafer is a great flat shoe option. With exposed sewn edges that bring a lasting and defined style, plus a traditional moccasin shape and a modern chunky sole, these smart, stylish shoes will show off the perfect balance between a statement and a sophisticated look.

NAE is a Portuguese footwear, bags, and accessories brand using innovative materials to create goods that don’t exploit animals in the process. Its lower-impact materials include recycled PET from bottles, OEKO-TEX® certified microfibres, recycled car tyres, natural cork, recycled thermoplastic, and even pineapple leaf fibre.

Find the loafers in US sizes 5-10 at the time of writing.

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Nisolo

Rated: Good
A chic chelsea boot by NISOLO.

All-Weather Chelsea Boot – Ships internationally from the US

Meet the classic Chelsea Boot, upgraded and modernised with all-day, cloud-like comfort features, all-weather function, and all-occasion, versatile style. These are perfect for dressing up or down.

Nisolo is an American brand that prioritises living wages throughout its supply chains while also working on its carbon footprint.

Find the shoes in EU sizes 8-13 at the time of writing.

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Accessories

Raven + Lily

Rated: Good
A pair of round earrings by Raven + Lily.

Anya Open Hoop Earrings – Ships internationally from the US

Brilliant and bold, the Anya Open Hoops exude confidence. A statement silhouette and eye-catching knife edge make these hoops stand out—perfect for your holiday plans.

Raven + Lily supports local female artisans to create handmade jewellery, bags, and homewares. This US brand’s products are more eco-friendly and empower communities through fair wages, healthcare, and education.

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Mashu

Rated: Good
A merlot coloured bag with a braid handle by Mashu.

Sophia 2 Merlot Bag – Ships internationally from the UK

Unsure about what kind of purse to bring? Handcrafted in Athens, Greece, Sophia 2 is quite the beauty. An update on the brand’s best-selling Sophia mini bag, Sophia 2 features braided cord handles made from Greek cotton that has been handcrafted by the brand’s incredible female artisans.

Mashu is a UK-based responsible and vegan accessories label specialising in handbags. Mashu’s environmental rating is “Good”, crafting its exterior with vegan leather alternatives while its interiors feature vegan suede made from recycled polyester, ensuring you never have to sacrifice your morals for style again.

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Laura Lombardi

Rated: Good
A pair of mini gold earrings by Laura Lombardi.

Greca Earrings – Ships internationally from the UK

We love a statement piece. Laura Lombardi’s petite, rectangular-shaped drop earrings with defined edges are lightweight and function as a great show-stopper.

Laura Lombardi is an eponymous jewellery line made and designed in New York that features the latest trends and ethics.

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HYER GOODS

Rated: Good
A neutral beanie by HYER GOODS.

A Better Beanie – Ships internationally from the US

Of course, we had to include something to keep you nice and warm. This limited edition beanie is sourced, knit, and finished in New York City using leftover Italian merino yarns abandoned by the fashion industry.

HYER GOODS is a New York City-based, leather goods label that curates hand-made products including handbags, wallets, and accessories. By upcycling “trash”, it eliminates the massive energy footprint needed to cultivate land, livestock, crops, and fertilisers, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill. Less energy and less pollution mean fewer greenhouse gases.

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Editor's note

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