The Ethical Wedding-Guest Wardrobe

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. 

Tencel Sateen Long Slip Dress Mila.Vert

Tencel Sateen Long Slip Dress in Bronze, Mila.Vert

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.

Topaz Vegan Heeled Sandals Rose Gold, Minuit Sur Terre

Topaz Vegan Heeled Sandals in Rose Gold, Minuit Sur Terre

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?

Recycled 925 Sterling Silver Magpie Studs, Julia Thompson Jewellery

Recycled 925 Sterling Silver Magpie Studs in Silver, Julia Thompson Jewellery

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.

Landry Dress Baukjen

Landry Dress with LENZING ECOVERO in Bright Emerald, Baukjen

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.

Braided Recycled Vegan Belt, Minuit Sur Terre

Braided Recycled Vegan Belt in Sage, Minuit Sur Terre

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.

Jasmin Vegan Suede Heeled Buckle Sandals, NAE Vegan

Jasmin Vegan Suede Heeled Buckle Sandals in Red, NAE Vegan

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.

Aurora Vegan Leather Crossbody,  LaBante London

Aurora Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag in Pink, LaBante London

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

About Sascha

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.

Cover image by Katelyn MacMillan via Unsplash. All other photos via respective brands.

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