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From elegant slip dresses to contemporary two-pieces, these sustainable wedding dresses promise to make you – and the planet – feel good…

When it comes to choosing the dress for your big day, there is plenty to think about. Will you opt for something more eccentric or low-key? Will you stick with traditional whites or walk the aisle in something colourful? And will you be opting for something eco-friendly, or perhaps an ensemble that you can wear time and time again?

According to What About Weddings, a campaign set up to aid the wedding industry during the pandemic, the UK’s wedding sector is worth a whopping £14.7bn. That’s a lot of money – and a lot of weddings, inevitably resulting in an unsustainable cycle of plastic confetti, food waste, and single-use dresses.

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On the brighter side, back in 2018, Bridebook.co.uk’s National Wedding Survey reported that ’39 per cent of couples considered sustainability when planning their wedding’. In addition, ’16 per cent of brides chose a wedding dress they hope to wear again, in-keeping with the millennial backlash against ‘wear-once’ fashion.’

Would you consider rewearing your wedding dress? And would you contemplate dressing in something more sustainable? From Reformation’s planet-friendly bridal collection to Valle&Vik’s champagne wedding pieces that beg to be reworn, see our pick of the best sustainable wedding dresses below.

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sustainable wedding dresses

Simple yet sophisticated, you can do no wrong with a slip dress. This one from slow-fashion brand Silked London – featuring side slits and a tasteful cowl back – has been produced locally in London via the label’s planet-conscious and ethical production methods.

SILKED London Slip Dress in Oyster, £400, silkedlondon.com

sustainable wedding dresses

Looking for something a bit different? British label Rolling in Roses makes luxurious eco-friendly fabrics for brides who walk to the beat of their own drum.

Devotion trousers, £950; Chemistry veil, £250; Anise cami, £120, rollinginroses.co.uk

sustainable wedding dresses

Produced with 100 per cent OEKO-TEX certified silk twill, this Valle&Vik investment piece can easily be loved and reworn post-wedding with its versatile shirt dress design.

Valle&Vik The Long Flirt in Cream, £415, valleandvik.com

sustainable wedding dresses

A leading name in sustainable bridalwear, Luna Bride is based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and specialises in dresses that are cruelty-free, organic and vegan. Everything’s made in England, too.

Beach dress, £1,500. lunabride.com

sustainable wedding dresses

Designer Mary Benson and her small team make each dress by hand, from planet-friendly fabrics. This Isadora wedding dress has a dramatic Kate Bush- esque Seventies silhouette.

From £1,800, marybenson.london

sustainable wedding dresses

Bring some California cool to your wedding day with this Brynna two-piece from LA-based brand Reformation. It’s made from viscose, a man-made fibre created from sustainable wood pulp.

£435, thereformation.com

sustainable wedding dresses

New York-based brand Leanne Marshall produces a series of romantic made-to-order gowns using sustainable textiles and natural fibers, and as little polyester as possible. Any leftover fabric, meanwhile, is recycled via recycling and reuse service FABSCRAP.

Leanne Marshall, Arcardia, from $3,990, leannemarshall.com

sustainable wedding dresses

From London-based Rita Colson’s Light in Movement collection comes this beautiful crochet ‘Onika’ dress – ideal for beach brides or those desiring something a little unique.

ritacolson.com

Featured image: Reformation Venetia Dress, £605

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