In the world of fashion, size-inclusive clothing lines still have a long way to go. While more brands are expanding their offerings , fast-fashion brands like Fashion Nova and Shein usually wind up being the place to find trendy outfits. Unfortunately, those same brands have enormous negative impacts on the environment. If you’re looking to break away from that and get spring clothes that are ethically sourced pieces, there are some sustainable brands that have companies that work to diminish their carbon footprint without sacrificing design, style, or sizing.
Below, the Cut curated 14 spring wardrobe essentials from some of the best sustainable fashion brands with inclusive sizing. See our favorite finds for workwear, slip dresses, swimsuits, and more.
For Your First Beach Weekend
Finally, a Slip Dress That Fits
A Day Dress for Picnics
This organic cotton dress looks great with slides, and the gauzy fabric is ideal for a breezy outfit in the summer heat. It’s available in two colors, red-orange, and black. As part of a detailed six-part plan to further boost Eileen Fisher’s sustainability efforts by 2020, stores will buy back old Eileen Fisher clothes that you don’t want to wear anymore, offering a $5 store credit in return.
Sizes range from XXS–3X.
A Pretty Sports Bra
Who knew trash could look this good? Each sports bra from Girlfriend Collective is made with 11 recycled water bottles. Periwinkle is a popular color for spring manicures if you want to match all the way down to your nail polish.
Sizes range from XS–XXL.
A Jumpsuit for Saturday Night
A Summer Jacket to Survive Your Freezing Office
A Graphic Tee to Make a Statement
If You Want Fun Jeans
Warp + Weft makes sustainable denim, which can be one of the hardest items to find in plus-sizes. They have colorful pieces like this orange pair, but also matching denim jacket and pant sets, dresses, and skirts for the office.
Sizes range from 14–24.
A Chic, Minimal Skirt
This neutral skirt looks great with a solid black or white top. Mara Hoffman created her label after graduating from Parsons School of Design, and started incorporated plus-size pieces in her collections in 2018 after her fans on Instagram repeatedly asked for extended sizing. She started off with five pieces and has since expanded to more than three dozen.
Sizes range from 0–16.
If You Want Fitted Denim Overalls
Conscious Clothing makes neutral-colored basics in their Michigan studio, and they have a few good statement pieces like these overalls. The fitted style makes these super flattering, best paired with a linen tee.
Sizes range from XS–XL.
A Flattering Neckline
If You’re Into the Ugly Pants Trend
A Breezy Polka-Dot Dress
Mixing up prints is easier than you think. Ace & Jig makes cool prints, contrary to the typical single-color clothing made by many sustainable brands, and the two founders met while interning for a fashion designer. Now they work with artisan weavers in India to produce a colorful panoply of dresses, shirts, and skirts.
Sizes range from XXS–2X.
Culottes (to Replace Your Sweatpants)
The feminist past — and present — of culottes is worth diving into, but after you buy them, how do you actually style them? We dressed four women in different styles here. This pair from And Comfort has all the pros of comfortable pants without skimping on style — with subtle pleats in the front. You’ll never step out of your house in sweatpants again.
Sizes range from 0X–4X.
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