Bridesmaids’ Dresses

May 23, 2008

Oh man, I just couldn’t resist putting this up now.  I’d been thinking I’d just do a post with lots of info about places to look for green/eco-conscious bridesmaids’ dresses, but I just found this one place that seems perfect and so I’m just going to go with it.  I’ll stick a couple more dresses I found at the end, just to give some alternatives.  🙂

So, if you don’t know about Etsy, you NEED to check it out.  I have a feeling I’m going to be using it for a lot of things for this wedding; you can find everything from invitations to potential wedding party gifts to things I’d love to add to our registery, whenever we get on that.  It’s basically a community of artists and collectors selling their wares.  You can shop locally, search tags, browse categories, all the good things that librarians love.  Except that there is no advanced search, so I can’t search for organic clothing in Seattle.  Sigh.  Oh well, for the moment there aren’t that many sellers in any give location anyway, so that’s not a huge deal.

Back to the dresses.  I searched the tags for “organic dress” and browsed through a lot of results that were fun and unique but not quite what I wanted.  Then I stumbled upon gaiaconception‘s V-Neck Hemp Tank Dress.

Tank Dress from Gaia Conceptions

Tank Dress from Gaia Conceptions

Isn’t it pretty?  And not only is it organic cotton, but it can be dyed in any of a number of beautiful colors.  And there are a whole lot more lovely dresses by gaiaconception, as well.  My goal is to find one place with several different dresses available in the same set of colors so that my bridesmaids can pick the style they want in the hopes that they’ll be able to wear them for many future occasions.  All that, and organic cotten?  I think I’m set.  🙂

Another great thing?  They’re all under $200.  And most are around $125-150.  This. Is. Awesome.

But now, for another couple of eco-friendly, potential bridesmaid dresses, just in case you’re interested:

  • ecoKashmere Assymetrical Hem Bandeau Dress from jonano (simple, and only in one color, although there is a similar style in black)
  • wrap dress from twobirds (this is eco-chic more because it’s another one that can be used for many different occasions; i.e. reusable.  it’s not made of organic materials, but it is handmade in the US.  There are also matching men’s accessories.)
  • A pattern for an infinity dress similar to the one from twobirds.  I’m not coordinated enough to do it myself, but maybe others are.  You can wear it in innumerable ways, and the color/fabric is really limited only by your imagination.

As always, if you’ve found your own solution, let me know!