The Summer-Ready Dresses I'm Eyeing From My Favorite Sustainable Brands

Ah, summer. It may not be here yet, but I'm already dreaming about donning airy dresses for the warmer weather. I'll be honest. I'm not even a hard-core dress person, but something about the sun out makes me want to ditch pants altogether and start a collection of all kinds of frocks. We've already given you the update on what's new in the dress category, from the current trending styles to the latest on the market, but I turned to the collections of some of my favorite small brands to pinpoint dresses that are more sustainability focused. I still love finding a good deal on an affordable item, but I'm slowly shifting my focus toward investing in pieces that I deem special to me and that I know I'll wear for seasons to come. 

Below, I've rounded up a slew of dresses perfect for the sunnier times ahead, ranging from colorful body-con pieces to ruched and oversize silhouettes.  If you're looking to add a unique (and sustainable) dress to your collection this summer, the list below is a perfect start.

Paloma Wool always has the best prints.

Doesn't this look like something Daphne Bridgerton would wear?

You'll wear this for years to come.

Pack this for your next vacation.

Can you tell I like bright colors?

Add bubblegum pink to your summer-outfit rotation.

I've seen this dress all over Instagram, and it looks good every time.

You can even pre-order it in shocking pink.

Cottage dresses are the way to go, always.