Wedding season is upon us, and with it comes a whole new set of wardrobe dilemmas: is it acceptable to wear black? Are heels the best option, or will your feet be begging for mercy after a night on the dance floor? Will a clutch really fit your lipstick, phone and a couple of cookies stolen from the dessert buffet? We've taken at least some of the pain out of the planning by selecting our ethical fashion favourites that will make you the best-dressed wedding guest.
By Sascha Camilli: writer, speaker, activist, and vegan fashion expert.
This silky, slinky number strikes the perfect balance of chic and demure. Tencel, made from wood-pulp cellulose, is a lightweight and breathable material that will ensure comfort from welcome drinks to last song on the dance floor.
These strappy beauties will lend a subtle hint of sparkle, without tiring out your feet. Minuit Sur Terre's party-perfect design will match your bridesmaid attire effortlessly, and who knew these sandals are partly made from recycled cereals?
Add a hint of romance to your jewellery ensemble with these elegant earrings from Julia Thompson Jewellery. Recycled silver and Fairtrade gold detailing will allow your look to sparkle ethically.
Bring some colour to the party with this Baukjen dress made with LENZING's sustainable ECOVERO material. This material, obtained using renewable wood sources, is kinder to the planet than both silk and its synthetic counterparts.
For a fresh summer look, add this slim belt to a loose-fitting dress and some breezy sandals. The subdued sage hue lends a hint of pastel, and the braided texture will add interest to a more plain dress.
No need to stick with demure hues - add a pop of vibrant red to your wedding-guest ensemble with these comfortable yet party-perfect heels from NAE Vegan. Match with red lips for a look that stands out for all the right reasons.
The perfect size for fitting all essentials without becoming too bulky, LaBante's dreamy Aurora bag is the perfect party companion. Pair with a pastel dress or use it to subtly tone down a more colourful design.
By Sascha Camilli
Sascha Camilli is a vegan fashion writer, speaker and activist. Her book Vegan Style is out now on Murdoch Books. For more about Sascha, you can read our interview with her or listen to her podcast Catwalk Rebel. You can also follow her on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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