22 Sustainable Wedding Dresses for the Eco-Conscious Bride

You'll have even more reason to love these timeless looks.
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Sofia Deeb
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Sofia Deeb
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Sofia writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide with a specialty in fashion and e-commerce.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Sofia was a writer for Santa Barbara Life and Style Magazine.
  • Sofia studied cultural anthropology and journalism at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Updated Mar 28, 2023
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If you're in the process of planning an eco-friendly wedding, you might be beginning to explore your options in regards to sustainable wedding dresses. Wedding dresses, and the fashion industry in general, is known to be a major contributor to our current environmental crisis, due to the fact that an abundance of waste is created while making the one-time wear items. The good news, however, is that an increase in public awareness has led to a greater demand for ethically-made and eco-friendly wedding dresses, and slowly but surely more and more new brands are arising in an effort to satisfy this demand. Today, there are more ethical wedding dress brands than ever before, making it easy to find a dress that doesn't sacrifice on style or sustainability. Keep reading to discover 23 of our favorite sustainable wedding dresses that are available to shop now. Then, learn how you can top off your wedding day look with some of our favorite eco-friendly makeup products.

Our Favorite Sustainable Wedding Dresses for 2023-2024

Grace Loves Lace Olive Gown

It's no mystery why Grace Loves Lace's gowns have become an archetype of boho bridal wear. Their iconic looks, like the Olive gown for instance, are sustainably made using recycled materials, with comfort and support in mind. This long sleeve pick features all-over lace, a plunging neckline and a dramatic flowing train for a look that's simply gorgeous.

Size Range: XS - 3XL | Made From: Ivory stretch lace

Bastet Noir The Michelle Dress

Inspired by the satin slip dress famously worn by Michelle Pfieffer in Scarface, the Michelle dress offers a timeless look that you're sure to love for your big day. Made from 100% silk satin, this comfortable pick has a classic cowl neckline and an open back for added wow-factor. Plus, it's available in ten different color options.

Size Range: Custom | Made From: 100% silk satin

Loulette Jordan Gown

With a sharp square neckline and soft flowing ruffles, the Jordan gown juxtaposes modern and traditional in the most lovely way. Its layers of silk organza cascade into a long flowing train, which makes it perfect for making a grand entrance in. Oh, and did we mention it has pockets?

Size Range: 0 - 40 | Made From: Silk organza and recycled poly stretch charmeuse

Scout Bridal Mystic Gown

If you want your wedding day to feel like a Bridgerton ball, the first thing you'll need is a Regency-inspired outfit. The Mystic gown, which features a flattering bustier-style top, sweetheart neckline and full tulle skirt, was practically made for the occasion. Complete the ensemble with a crystal-embellished belt and evening gloves and you'll have yourself a look fit for royalty.

Size Range: 0 - 20 | Made From: Satin and tulle

Cortana Arianne Top, Skirt and Jacket

Make a statement on your big day with this unique three-piece set. On their own, the strapless bustier top and textured maxi skirt offer an elegantly understated look. However, when paired with the wrap around boa-style jacket, you're left with a look that's distinct and fashion-forward. Because the pieces are separate, the Arianne set offers countless ways to switch up your look throughout the night.

Size Range: Custom | Made From: Cotton viscose blend

Reformation Ronda Silk Dress

You can never go wrong with a silk slip dress, especially when it looks this good. We can't get enough of the asymmetrical neckline on this harmonious look. Because it can easily be dressed up or down, you can wear it for years to come (which really is the most sustainable way).

Size Range: 0 - 12 | Made From: 100% silk

Indiebride London Cyrene Dress

Here's a charming look that any boho bride is sure to love. Made from luxuriously soft Egyptian cotton, and featuring elbow-length flutter sleeves and a flowy bell-shaped skirt, the Cyrene dress will keep you cool and comfortable as you go from day to night.

Size Range: Custom | Made From: Egyptian cotton

Grace Loves Lace Mila Gown

Simple meets sexy—what's not to love about the Mila gown? Sustainibly made from Ivory stretch crepe material, the off-shoulder fit and flare dress offers the perfect blank canvas for you to accessorize and add your own personal touch to. Pair it with an eye-catching embroidered veil for a look your guests are sure to remember.

Size Range: XS - 3XL | Made From: Ivory stretch crepe

Mara Hoffman Leonara Dress

Planning an impromptu wedding? Here's a ready-to-wear option we love for an elopement ceremony. The puff-sleeved midi dress is totally on-trend for 2023. And, it's made from a unique fabric that was crafted from wood pulp harvested in sustainably managed forests.

Size Range: 00 - 20 | Made From: Linen and cellulose fibers from wood pulp

Pure Magnolia Liane Gown

If you thought choosing a sustainable wedding dress meant having to sacrifice on bridal glam, think again. With a fitted lace bodice, full tulle skirt, and charming pearl embellishments down the back, this long sleeve gown certainly brings all the drama. Non-traditional brides rejoice: the Liane gown is also available in black.

Size Range: Custom | Made From: Lace, Italian mesh and silk

Wear Your Love Mailyn Dress

Get ready to bloom in this flirty floral pick. We love everything about this long-sleeved A-line dress—and because it's a bestseller from Wear Your Love, it's clear that brides all over the world do too. Ethically made in the Golden State, we can guarantee you too will be looking golden when you step into the Mailyn dress.

Size Range: Custom | Made From: Organic cotton

Cortana Helene Silk Dress

For a minimalist design created with minimal waste, we love the Helene silk dress. The understated slip dress style is ideal for any modern bride looking to stand out in a subtle way. Its open back and cascading sash that wraps around the neck make it a look you certainly don't see everyday.

Size Range: Custom | Made From: Silk

Indiebride London Selma Dress

This all-over lace gown proves that modesty never goes out of style. The high front neckline and classic A-frame silhouette make it an ideal option for a religious ceremony. We love the low V-back that's trimmed in delicate cotton lace embroidery.

Size Range: Custom | Made From: Egyptian cotton

Loulette Dolly Gown

Inspired by the icon herself, the Dolly gown captures the over-the-top glam that Dolly Parton is known for in a sustainable bridal look. Its sparkling embellished bodice and full tulle skirt are just a few of the features that make this a standout pick. Plus, its comfortable poly charmeuse lining was made from recycled plastic bottles—talk about a conversation starter!

Size Range: 0 - 40 | Made From: Cotton, tulle and poly charmeuse made from recycled plastic

Reformation Lecce Dress

On the search for a simple and sustainable wedding dress? This sheath silhouette speaks for itself. Made from natural viscose fabric, the Lecce dress offers a lightweight and breathable feel, with a sweetheart neckline, low scoop back and sweep train.

Size Range: 0 - 12 | Made From: Viscose

Cortana Giselle Dress

Texture is a guaranteed way to take a simple look to the next level, and the Giselle dress is the prime example of that. Its classic A-line silhouette and off-shoulder neckline are brought to life by the exaggerated ruching on the bodice and pleats on the skirt. Because it can easily be dressed up or down, the options for styling this look are virtually limitless.

Size Range: Custom | Made From: Pleated silk

Lost in Paris Dreamweaver Dress

Who can say no to boho with a bit of old Hollywood glam? With an eye-catcing floral pattern and festive fringe trimming, this unique look is guaranteed to make a statement as you walk down the aisle. Because the Dreamweaver dress was upcycled from a 100 year-old silk piano shawl, it can be your something old and something new.

Size Range: XS - XXL | Made From: Reworked vintage silk

Bastet Noir The Maiara Dress

Calling all vintage obsessed brides: here's a pick that's guaranteed to take you way back. The sophisticated silk gown features a turtleneck, bishop sleeves and an A-line silhouette with a side slit for a look that offers a modern take on a timeless bridal style.

Size Range: Custom | Made From: 100% silk satin

Grace Loves Lace Orla Gown

At first glance, it's hard to believe that this all-over lace long-sleeved gown can get any cuter, that is, until you see the back. Its elegant high neckline opens into a dramatic open back with scalloped lace trimming. Paired with the long flowing train, the Orla gown is a classic bridal look that has it all.

Size Range: XS - 3XL | Made From: Ivory stretch lace

Mara Hoffman Perdita Dress

Planning a courthouse wedding or elopement? This charming tea-length dress with a sweetheart neckline is perfect for the occasion. Made from 100% lightweight breathable hemp, you'll feel good about wearing this dress for your nuptials (and for special occasions for years to come).

Size Range: 00 - 20| Made From: 100% hemp

Lost in Paris Stardust Gown

Here's a look we absolutely adore for a beach wedding. Because it was handcrafted from vintage cotton Quaker lace sourced all over the United States, it's safe to say this dress is truly one-of-a-kind. The cap-sleeved dress, featuring a plunging neckline and center leg slit, is an ideal option for going barefoot in the sand.

Size Range: XS - 4XL | Made From: Reworked vintage cotton lace

Made Trade Floral Ombre Maxi Gown Champagne and Cream

Looking for a less traditional bridal look? You're in luck—there are plenty of sustainable wedding dress options that aren't white. This pick in particular was handcrafted in India using eco-friendly materials and dyes. The beige wrap dress features cascading floral appliques throughout the bodice for a beautiful botanical look.

Size Range: XS - 2XL | Made From: Viscose tulle with cotton lining

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