Trend Spotting: Ethical Shirt Dresses

Bibico Shirt Dress |

Shirt dresses are going to be big for Spring and I for one am very excited about this! No matter what your shape you can find an ethical shirt dress to flatter your figure and they can be dressed up with accessories and heels or worn casually with tights or trainers.

Tallia Denim Shirt Dress by Bibico

Tallia Denim Shirt Dress by Bibico

£59 – worldwide delivery

100% cotton, fair trade and made in India – this dress ticks so many boxes. It looks like a pretty loose fit so is a great candidate to pair with sandals for a casual look. 

Available in XS – XL (UK 8-16) 

WANDI Tencel Dress by Komodo

WANDI Tencel Denim Shirt Dress by Komodo

£75 – worldwide delivery

Rock a retro feel with this stone-wash look dress made from Tencel, an award winning Eco fibre. This dress would look fantastic with a colourful belt and could easily go from day to night with clever accessorising. 

Available in EUR 34-40 (UK 8-14) 

Navy Cross Stitch Batwing Shirt Dress by Lowie

Navy Cross Stitch Batwing Shirt Dress by Lowie

£168 – worldwide delivery

While this is at the expensive end of the options, I absolutely love this 1940s-style dress. It is 100% cotton with ribbon detailing on the collar and waist.  This would look amazing with either flats or a colour popping heel. 

94cm long. Available in M & L (UK 10-12 & 12-14) 

Joanie Shirt Dress by People Tree

Joanie Shirt Dress by People Tree

£85 – delivery to EU, USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand

I challenge any fashionista to tell me that ethical fashion is all about tie dye and “hippy trousers” after spying this fantastic unique piece. I found it hard to select a single shirt dress from People Tree as they also have a beautiful Orla Kiely range…but this dress captured me immediately. 

100% cotton & made by a fair trade group working with women in rural Bangladesh

91cm long. Available in UK 8-16

Products & prices correct as of March 30.

About the Trend Spotting series

A lot of people think that “ethical fashion” means tie-dye and floaty tunics. Maybe in the 90s that was true, but these days even the most fanatic fashion followers can choose ethical without compromising on style. This series is about highlighting ethical alternatives to current trends.

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