For the eco-conscious bride, wedding dress decisions go beyond figuring out train lengths and deciding between a clear-cut or V-neck, veil or no veil. From Keira Knightley’s up-cycled Chanel wedding dress to Meghan Markle’s Stella McCartney reception dress, the modern bride is increasingly interested in saying “I do” in a more eco-friendly way.
Long gone are the days when sustainable clothing was synonymous with uncomfortable and itchy textiles. The rise of green consumers has prompted the sourcing of quality ecological fabrics and more sustainable practices within the fashion industry. Now, brides no longer need to sacrifice quality for the sake of sustainability - they can have both!
When it comes to sustainable wedding gowns, there’s many options you can go for, from the traditional wedding gown all the way to the more unconventional blazers and bridal jumpsuits. For us at TDT, sustainability means ethically sourced textiles and rewearable pieces. With that in mind, we have selected our top 4 sustainable ethical bridal collections that prioritise individual style and sustainability, so you can walk down the aisle with an even bigger sense of purpose.
With designs made out of recycled materials and featuring detachable pieces, Theia’s Sustainable Capsule Collection is ideal for the minimalist and eco-conscious bride. As its namesake - the Greek Goddess of Light - suggests, Theia is all about making brides shine with unique pieces that bring out their inner light, and what better way to do that than with a fully sustainable collection?
This strapless neckline lace dress is not only classy and unique - it is also made out of recycled materials.
We’re obsessed with this flowy ruffled satin gown with recycled georgette godets and shoulder ties - which is ideal for an outdoor wedding.
Lace blazers are uniquely modern and classy! The Charlotte Blazer features a crepe lapel and waist tile, and looks stunning combined with the recycled lace mini cocktail dress.
Not only do these taffeta crop top and taffeta skirt look gorgeous, but you are also able to recycle these pieces into different outfits - pairing the Amelia Top with high-waisted trousers for a dinner party, for example.
The spaghetti strap adds a delicate quality to this stretch crepe jumpsuit. Our favourite part of this outfit though has to be the detachable organza bow in the back, which allows you to dress this look up or down.
Embracing simplicity and sophistication, Maria Fekih’s New Mind 2021 Collection revisits wedding dress tradition by creating looks that are meant to outlast the wedding day.
Ideal for a civil ceremony, this short bridal jumpsuit comprises a classic bridal look that suits the aisle and the dance floor alike.
The perfect companion to the Flyd Jumpsuit, this bridal gown makes for the perfect bridal look.
Ideal for the more adventurous bride, this wedding dress is a signature look of the New Mind 2021 Collection and a personal favourite of designer Maria Fekih.
This short wedding dress with a plunging neckline is the definition of sophistication and simplicity.
LEIN’s ready-to-wear collections are all about catering to a bride’s individuality and creating a look that will outlast their wedding day. That’s why LEIN has created the bespoke process, which provides brides with the opportunity to collaborate closely with Meredith Stoecklein, the brand’s designer, to create a look that is distinctively their own.
From the incredible new collections Spring/Summer 20 and Fall/Winter 20, here are some of TDT’s favourite LEIN designs that will make you look ecologically gorgeous on your wedding day!
This combination will make you look fabulous and modern as you walk down the aisle.
An ideal dress for a breezy summer weather, the Flocked Laced Gown is dainty and romantic - a perfect wear for the classy and fashion-forward bride.
Both comfortable and stylish, we can see this jumpsuit being re-worn over and over, and way past the wedding day.
For the bride bent on skipping tradition, this coloured design is both parts modern and authentic.
We can’t get enough of these 1920s-reminiscent fringes. What better way to celebrate the new 20s than with an homage to our glamorous successors?
This 100% silk strapless gown is elegant and simple.
Perfect for the stylish and ethical-minded bride, Bon Bridé puts sustainability front and centre of their designs. In the words of founder Pippa Cooke - herself a former fashion buyer and product developer: "I want to create sustainable dresses that can even be worn again." Bon Bridé even offers the option for brides to have their dress amended so that the piece can outlive their wedding day.
This backless dress with volume sleeves and buttons on the front is the ideal choice for a civil ceremony.
Stylish full skirt with sheer sleeves and waist detail.
This dress is the perfect definition of spontaneous and elegant.
Available in Champagne and off white, this wedding dress is minimal and classy.
We're obsessed with this fashionable loose fit dress - ideal for a fancy beach wedding!