Today I have another gorgeous ethical and sustainable dress to share with you. It’s been fantastic to find brands who support their makers and are kinder to the planet and I’m delighted to be working with Nomads clothing on a few dress reviews over the coming weeks. They have lots of lovely fair trade organic cotton products and their range of dresses is just gorgeous.
When it comes to being ethical, Nomads take their impact on people and planet very seriously. Going way beyond guidelines and the legal requirements, they constantly ensure that the factories that they work with comply with their company ethos and regularly visit the places their clothes are made. They make sure that all the people who make their garments are over 16, are paid a fair wage, have safe and clean working conditions and get regular breaks and holidays. They are also helping their factories work towards equality for men and women in both pay and opportunity. I absolutely love supporting companies with such strong ethics and if the clothes are as lovely as theirs are, then I’m very happy to be wearing them.
I chose the Cross Front Dress in Aegean it also comes in another blue toned shade, which is also very lovely. I opted for this dress as I know it’s one I will wear a lot. It is made from an organic stretchy cotton jersey, making it both easy to wear and take care of. It’s a great style for a busy mum like me, as it’s comfortable, pretty and practical. And did I mention, it has pockets!
The dress works really well on my shape as its has plenty of boob room, a nipped in waist with a tie belt and it has plenty of fabric to skim over my tummy. Its flattering on my good bits and hides the bits I’m not so confident about. I felt pretty fabulous wearing it.
I absolutely love the length of the dress, I’m 5’6″ and it sits perfectly on the knee on me. I always try to find dresses this length and I love that it will be easy to wear year round. I’m looking forward to wearing it with sandals and sunnies for summer days out, but also teaming it with tights and a cardi later in the year when the cold weather returns.
I wore mine with my fave Orla Kiely shoes, because lets be honest, I wear them with absolutely everything. The dress would look equally good with casual trainers, sandals or a pair of boots in the winter. So easy to style year round. I don’t really shop seasonally, meaning I like to choose dresses that I can wear any month of the year where possible.
I went with my usual size 14 in this one and its very true to size. With nomads I carefully check the size guide for each product to get just the right fit and I have gone for a size 16 in another dress which was just right, so it’s definitely worth checking. The quality of the dress is absolutely perfect and I know it will last really well. I’ve already washed it a couple of times and it’s not shrunk or faded at all. It’s also worth mentioning that postage and packing is carbon neutral and biodegradable, lessening the impact on the planet even further.
I can’t wait to wear this lots over the coming months and will share it as many times as I can on my Instagram. I love to share my rewears and different ways of styling the same garments as often as I can. Willing family and friend photographers permitting!
Find the full range over on the Nomads website.
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*This dress was kindly sent to me by Nomads for the purposes of review. All opinions are my own.
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