POV: You're Looking For The Perfect Summer Dress, But You Want It To Be Sustainable

Vic Binns

The ever elusive ‘perfect’ summer dress. With a flattering silhouette that also embodies everything you love about the summer season – does it even exist? We might question further: does a conscious version exist? We firmly believe it does, and we’ve collated our favourite considered summer dress brands to save you less time searching and more time wearing. With a mix of small independent and high street brands, here are the summer dresses that are worth investing in.


Here is our conscious summer dress round-up:


For an affordable and conscious summer dress, an absolute fail-safe for us at SI is OMNES. They have a beautiful selection of dresses, all designed with versatility in mind, meaning they’re easily worn for a multitude of occasions – whether you’re heading to a summer BBQ or you’re out for evening drinks, there is something for everyone.


Blossom Geo Print Strappy Dress, OMNES, £55.00

Winslow Midi Dress Orange, OMNES, £49.00


For unique and easy-to-style dresses, the independent brand Oli is top of our list. Olivia from Oli creates made-to-order dresses in a classic wrap style shape, a style that will flatter every body shape. Each dress is carefully crafted in East London, Olivia lovingly sources the fabric herself creating gorgeous dresses that are timeless and to be treasured year after year. 


FLEUR Embroiderie Anglaise Wrap Dress, Oli The Label, £250.00

FLEUR Silk Pink Wrap Dress, Oli The Label, £360.00

Freya Simonne

We absolutely cannot talk about the perfect summer dress without introducing you to one of our absolute favourites, Freya Simmone. Freya upcycles vintage fabrics (often curtains, quilts you name it!) to create stunning keepsake pieces. Here are some of our favourites from her collection:


Azelia Lilac Taffeta Midi Dress, Freya Simmone, £295.00

Etta Midi Dress With Embroidery Cross Stitch, Freya Simmone, £395.00


Sancho’s is one of our go-to ethical places to shop, with carefully selected sustainable and ethical brands on their site, we know we can shop safe in the knowledge that we are supporting worthy brands. Their summer dress collection also doesn’t disappoint, with this easy breezy dress from Komodo fashion.

HOYA – Organic Cotton Summer Check Dress, Komodo via Sancho’s, £95.00

Linen Wrap Dress – Beige, Tiija via Sancho’s £103.00

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