26 Sustainable Slip Dresses For Every Occasion - Good On You
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31 Jul
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26 Sustainable Slip Dresses For Every Occasion

The slip dress doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Simple and chic, it’s the most versatile of wardrobe staples: tweak a few accessories, adjust some layers, and a faithful slip dress can see you through from morning meeting to evening drinks. It can even accompany you from season to season, bare-shouldered through summer or paired with t-shirts and jumpers for chillier days. But what about sustainable slip dresses for those of us who want to be more mindful with our purchases?

However you wear yours, it’s safe to say slip dresses are back to stay, returning to reign in our wardrobes once again after a heyday in the nineties. And lucky for those of us who want to shop responsibly, there are sustainable slip dresses galore to choose from, made by brands with ‘Good’ and ‘Great’ ratings to shout about. While the dresses featured in our round-up range from traditional undergarment-style designs to those with unconventional twists, they all have one thing in common: they are beautiful and ethically made!

LANIUS

Rated: Good
woman wearing black organic cotton lace slip dress from LANIUS

DRESS with lace made of organic cotton – Ships to Europe from Germany

LANIUS is known for sleek and feminine silhouettes in its designs, so it’s no surprise you can find elegant and sustainable slip dresses among its range. This lingerie style dress has that traditional chemise look, with the lace detailing to match. With a mission to create “fair and organic fashion”, the brand only uses natural raw materials like the organic cotton this dress is made from. LANIUS’ clothes are available in EU sizes 34-44.

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Seek Collective

Rated: Good
woman wearing black seek collective slip dress

Kothi Slip Dress – Ships internationally from the US

Seek Collective’s Kothi sustainable slip dress is so simple yet so versatile. Ties at each side and adjustable straps give you the choice to change up your look with every wear. In keeping with the brand’s commitment to using eco-friendly materials, the soft coal black shade is created using non-toxic, natural dyes. The dress is made of silk crepe jacquard, which is woven at a family-run mill in South India—one of Seek Collective’s like-minded partners.

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Shop Seek Collective.

Afends

Rated: Good

Madda Slip Dress – Ships internationally from Australia

Afends is a Byron Bay based fashion brand leading the way in organic hemp fashion. Consciously crafted from an eco-friendly blend of hemp and tencel, the Madda dress has a lightweight silky soft feel without compromising the earth. You can find the full range in sizes XS-XL.

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Neu Nomads

Rated: Good

Easy Slip TENCEL™ Modal Dress – Ships internationally from the US and Germany

Neu Nomads is a Brooklyn-based sustainable women’s fashion brand, offering loungewear and travel essentials. It is female owned and operated, and works every day to create beautiful, wearable clothing without leaving a negative footprint on our environment. Find the clothes in sizes XS-L.

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Shop Neu Nomads @ Immaculate Vegan.

Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good
woman wearing orange ethical slip dress by whimsy + row

Jade Dress in Shiny Rust – Ships internationally from the US

LA brand Whimsy + Row is every bit as conscious as it is cool, using top-quality eco-friendly fabrics for its clothes and accessories, which are manufactured locally to keep that carbon footprint even smaller. 100% recycled rayon is the material used to fashion this ‘pair-with-anything’ dress in a gorgeous rust colour. The flowy silhouette looks equally lovely left loose or cinched in with a belt. Find most products in XS-XL.

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nu-in

Rated: Good

100% Organic Cotton Slip Dress – Ships internationally from Sweden

nu-in is a European brand that features activewear, loungewear, and underwear collections, as well as trend-led men's and women's ranges. It prioritises the planet by using a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, and reuses offcuts to minimise textile waste. The brand is inclusively sized, and features an extended sizing range up to 6XL!

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Maggie Marilyn

Rated: Good
woman wearing dusty pink slip dress by maggie marilyn

Pining For You Dress – Ships internationally from New Zealand

Our need for a nineties’ fashion fix is well and truly met in this halter neck ethical slip dress by Maggie Marilyn. A contender for your next fancy evening do, it’s simple, chic, and responsibly made, with the brand’s purpose being to make a better world through its clothing.

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Shop Maggie Marilyn @ Farfetch.

Shop Maggie Marilyn Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

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Dorsu

Rated: Great

Scoop Neck Tank Dress – Ships internationally from Cambodia

Based in Cambodia, Dorsu creates everyday basics and key signature favourites that form the core of any conscious wardrobe. You can find the full range in XS to XL.

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GRAMMAR

Rated: Great
woman wearing white slip dress by GRAMMAR

The Noun Slip Dress – Ships within the US

Rated ‘Great’ in our directory, GRAMMAR has high standards when it comes to both sustainability and design. Its collections are all about modern minimalism, and that’s exactly what you find in the Noun slip dress. If mini length and chic vibes are what you’re after, look no further than this all-white number made from 100% organic cotton.

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Shop GRAMMAR NYC @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop GRAMMAR NYC @ Made Trade.

Shop GRAMMAR.

Kowtow

Rated: Great
woman wearing dark green kowtow slip dress

Ada Long Slip Dress – Ships internationally from New Zealand

Kowtow is a New Zealand brand that takes ethical manufacturing seriously, from paying a living wage across its supply chain right down to completely recyclable packaging. If that wasn’t enough to get your attention, the beautiful timeless clothes will be. Take the Ada long slip dress for example: it’s maxi-length sustainable slip dress perfection.

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SKFK

Rated: Great
woman wearing white sustainable slip dress by SKFK

Koro Dress – Ships internationally from Spain

SKFK offers women’s clothing collections with a timeless, comfortable, and functional style. This soft and lovely slip dress made from 100% Ecovero, a sustainable viscose alternative, can be worn alone as a light beach dress or layered under other dresses. You know, like an actual slip.

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Left Edit

Rated: Great
woman wearing navy slip dress by left edit

The Vera – Ships internationally from the US

“Responsibly bold” is the tagline for LA-based Left Edit, whose mission is to bring stylish and sustainable together. The statement clothes in rich colours are a testament to that ethos. Made of sophisticated and silky navy cupro fabric, we love the reversible Vera slip dress.

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Shop Left Edit @ Made Trade.

Mayamiko

Rated: Great
woman wearing short mayamiko sustainable slip dress

Anna Slip Dress – Ships internationally from the US

Premium Italian silk has been reclaimed and upcycled into this geometric and sustainable slip dress, created at an ethical workshop that provides stable employment for disadvantaged women, refugees, and asylum seekers. This is typical of how Mayamiko produces all of its garments—partnering with artisans across the globe and using fabrics which have the lowest environmental impact possible.

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Christy Dawn

Rated: Great
woman wearing pink christy dawn slip dress

The Flora Slip – Ships internationally from the US

Pledging to go further than being sustainable by becoming regenerative, Christy Dawn crafts poetic pieces from upcycled fabrics. Everything is sewn by talented dressmakers with serious skills. The Flora slip in this delicate blush colour is designed to go under the brand’s sheer dresses but is gorgeous in its own right. Find the clothes in standard sizes XS-XL, or shop the Extended and Petite collections.

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Nightswim

Rated: Good
woman wearing light rose long slip dress sustainably made by Nightswim via Curate

Encinitas Dress – Ships internationally from the US

Nightswim is an emerging leisurewear brand made with care for the Earth and for her people. Find the collection in sizes S-L.

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Shop Nightswim @ Curate.

Shop Nightswim.

Studio 189

Rated: Good
woman wearing blue dotted slip dress by studio 189

Sing Dress – Ships internationally from the US

Studio 189 is a social enterprise that provides jobs for artisans in Ghana. Traditional craftsmanship techniques meet contemporary design, which is how pieces like the beautiful hand-batiked Sing dress come to life. With its flowing fit, this is perfect for summer, whether on the beach or out on the town.

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Bower

Rated: Good
black woman wearing hot pink slip dress ethically made by Bower

Kate Dress in Neon – Ships internationally from the UK

Launched in early 2015, Bower is a sustainable swimwear and resort wear brand. Bower aims to create design-led swimwear with a focus on the now with a nod to the past. The designs utilise luxury Italian fabrics, partnered with complex construction and considered details. With components sourced from Italy and France, the final product is constructed at a small, specialised factory in Italy. Along with the brand’s commitment to the Earth, Bower has dedicated 1% of all orders to be donated to the Healthy Seas initiative. If neon colours are your thing, this hot pink single strap number should tick the box! Find sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Bower @ Curate.

Shop Bower.

VOZ

Rated: Good
woman wearing navy slip dress by voz

Midi Slip Dress – Ships internationally from the US

Buying from VOZ means supporting politically and economically marginalised women, as the artisans behind the brand’s elegant and luxurious designs are Mapuche people—the largest indigenous group in South America. The midi slip dress is a classic silk charmeuse slip, available in six colours. One look gets you imagining a hundred different ways to style it!

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Lois Hazel

Rated: Good
woman wearing grey sustainable slip dress by lois hazel

Plaid Slip – Ships internationally from Australia

If plaid in all its glorious checked forms is one of your fashion loves, then check out Australian brand Lois Hazel’s winter-ready plaid slip. It’s made from deadstock fabric, which the brand often makes the most of as part of its mission to minimise waste. Good On You ambassador Emma Watson is a fan of Lois Hazel and we’re sure you will be too.

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Mara Hoffman

Rated: Good
woman wearing black linen knotted slip dress from Mara Hoffman

Knot Detail Maxi Dress – Ships internationally from the US

Driven by a desire to help consumers be more mindful, Mara Hoffman’s garments are made to last—which is great news when the clothes are as stunning as this 100% flax linen dress. While it’s got that slip dress shape, the knot detailing makes it feel like a fresh take on the style.

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Shop Mara Hoffman @ Reve en Vert.

Shop Mara Hoffman @ Farfetch.

Shop Mara Hoffman Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Mara Hoffman.

The R Collective

Rated: Great
woman wearing rusty sustainable slip dress by r collective

Islington Dress – Ships internationally from Hong Kong

The R Collective’s use of recycled materials is one of the reasons they score ‘Great’ in our directory, including this excess redwood silk that’s been transformed into the dreamy Islington dress. A limited edition thanks to the availability of the fabric, snap one up quick if you love this asymmetric design.

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Natalija @ Rêve En Vert

Rated: Good
Woman in black sustainable slip dress by Natalija

Black Short Silk Slip – Ships internationally from Australia

Sydney-based brand Natalija makes clothes that foster female empowerment. It works exclusively with low-impact natural fibres, such as the silk in this knee-grazing LBD. Simple and elegant, it’s one of those never-out-of-fashion pieces.

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Shop Natalija @ Rêve En Vert. 

Dominique Healy @ Well Made Clothes

Rated: Good
Woman in plaid ethical slip dress by Dominique Healy

Tara Bias Slip Dress – Ships internationally from Australia

Everything made by Dominique Healy is done so locally, either at her Melbourne studio or at an ethically approved factory in the city. Earth-friendly materials, mostly deadstock that would otherwise go to landfill, are the basis of her collections. The Tara Bias Slip Dress is a real showstopper, which you can have fun dressing up or down.

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Shop Dominique Healy @ Well Made Clothes.

Mother of Pearl

Rated: Good
sustainable white slip dress by brand mother of pearl

Auraura White Dress – Ships internationally from the UK

Mother of Pearl is a sustainable and ethical luxury womenswear and accessories designer brand that celebrates individuality and authenticity. The brand uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including the forest friendly lyocell in this gorgeous white number.

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Shop Mother of Pearl @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop Mother of Pearl Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Reformation

Rated: Good

Pre-Owned Slip Dresses – Ships internationally

LA-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. Go Reformation!

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Shop Reformation Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Reformation @ Farfetch.

Shop Reformation.

Faithfull the Brand (Pre-Owned)

Rated: It's A Start

Pre-Owned Faithfull Slip Dresses – Ships internationally

Faithfull the Brand is an Indonesia-based collection of effortless pieces designed to be versatile and easy, made with the modern traveller in mind. The brand rates 'Good' on the labour and animal welfare fronts, but still needs to use eco-friendly materials and reduce textile waste. By buying Faithfull the Brand second hand you're helping keep clothes out of landfills.

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Shop Faithfull the Brand Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Editor's note

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