20 Ethical and Sustainable Fall Dresses

Danielle Alvarado

October 22, 2020

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20 Ethical and Sustainable Fall Dresses
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You don’t have to stop wearing dresses in fall – in fact, there is plenty of fall-appropriate dresses from sustainable and ethical fashion brands to choose from. No matter your style, we took a deep dive into what’s out there for both the minimalist sustainable dress lovers and those who crave colourful patterns.

White or Black long-sleeve midi dress by Kotn

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This dress is minimalist, slim-fitting and a perfect adaptation of a little black dress for those who live in colder climates. It’s made from micro-rib Egyptian cotton fabric – and also a great affordable ethical fashion gem. 

V&A jardin long dress by People Tree

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If you’re looking to add some more patter to your fall dresses, check out People Tree. This beautiful midi dress is made from Tencel and you’ll also find a shorter version of this piece on their website if you like showing a little more leg.

Elisabeth velvet dress by People Tree

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If you’re a fan of a classic silhouette in black, People Tree has got you covered too. Their velvet dress is a perfect warm dress option for fall! It’s made from 100% organic cotton and has the feel of soft, brushed velvet with zero animal cruelty and a much lower environmental impact! 

Madison column dress in black by Kindom

Maybe a maxi dress is more your aesthetic? This dress is a stable of a maxi dress loving minimalist. It’s easy to put on and will instantly make you look put together. Also, it has pockets!

Maybe a maxi dress is more your aesthetic? This dress is a stable of a maxi dress loving minimalist. It’s easy to put on and will instantly make you look put together. Also, it has pockets!

Rupi Square Neck Dress by Mata Traders

This piece by Mata Traders is perfect for any and all occasions. Made at a fair trade women’s cooperative in Nepal. This would like gorgeous with some Bhava heels!

Khaki shirt dress by Kotn

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The certified B-corp ethical fashion brand Kotn makes the list a second time, this time with their khaki shirt dress. It can be worn with a belt or without, for a more relaxed look. Add a chunky cardigan and some boots and you’ve got a perfect fall look.

Jules Dress by Synergy Clothing

Yet another completely different design can be found amongst the many fall dresses People Tree offers. This one is perfect for layering and will take you from the beginning of fall to winter – start by wearing it with a t-shirt and layer a chunky knit under once it gets chilly!

Dajana Pinafore by Arielle

This dress has fairy tale written all over it. The Botton details on the back make this dress by Arielle one of the top on my list.

Jorani sweatshirt dress by Tonlé

If you’re in the mood for more unconventional fall dresses, look no further than Tonlé. This sweatshirt dress comes in black or white, includes pockets and is made from reclaimed sweater fleece which will keep you warm through the fall.

Perla dress by Baukjen

Wear sustainability into the office or any other formal setting. This turtleneck dress is perfect for the occasion and pairs wonderfully with a black trench coat.

Candice-M Tunic Shirt Dress w/ Handwoven by Kindom

Shorter fall dresses might be in the minority in contrast to the many midi dresses on offer – but this tunic dress by Kindom is one you shouldn’t miss. The majority of the dress is made from reclaimed polyester, but it also features handwoven cotton shoulder yokes.

Anja dress hand-painted with dash and whimsey print by Tonlé

This sustainable dress made by Tonlé from reclaimed jersey fabric can be worn both to the office or on a night out. Its simple cut makes it easy to pair with other pieces while the print adds its own character. Pair with boots, tights and a cardigan or trench coat.

Midtown Tie Front Dress by Ash & Rose

Ash & Rose knows a thing or two about the feminine body and I love the waist accent here in this gorgeous tie front dress.

Dalitso maxi wrap dress with sleeves in yellow and red spades by Mayamiko

Worn by Meghan Merkle, this ethical locally-sourced cotton dress is a wonderful piece which can take you from summer to fall. Pair it with boots and a jacket or a chunky cardigan. The one of a kind pattern is sure to make you stand out!

Aubrey dress by Baukjen

Soft beige in a long-sleeved midi dress? This is the perfect dress for fall if you live somewhere a little warmer or want to transition your dress from late summer into the first half of fall. And doesn’t the soft pattern just make you want to go to a pumpkin patch and watch leaves fall?

Liza polka dot swing dress by Bibico

This dress has got a feminine silhouette but a looser, comfortable fit. Made from a blend of hemp and cotton, it can be layered with a cardigan or a trench coat for chillier days.

The Jorani Sweatshirt Dress by Tonle

Made from cozy sweatshirt fabric, this sweatshirt dress works as a stand alone out-and-about look and may also become your favorite piece of at-home loungewear. With two side pockets, a wide neckline and super generous sleeves, this dress is easy to move in. 

The Otres Dress by Tonlé

Sustainably made from reclaimed textiles as part of Tonlé’s unique zero waste process, this dress is a versatile capsule wardrobe staple. 

Srishti knot front dress by Able

There is something about knot dresses that makes them look beautiful on so many different body types and sizes. This one comes in black or teal and pairs great with cardigans or perhaps a statement trench coat.

Denim Snap-Front Midi Shirt Dress by MadeWell

This is the perfect fall dress to pair with a hat, faux leather jacket and boots. Made of denim with an authentic retro look and a touch of stretch, this midi shirtdress has patch pockets, belt loops and buttons all down the front. 

Twenty dresses fly by, don’t they? Which one will you be wearing this fall? Let us know in the comments if you have a favourite!

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