Dandelion Daydreamer (Etsy) - see details below
We all need a little 'wow' dress for those special occasions that pop up throughout the year. So how does an ethical girl find such a dress? Firstly, try vintage. You get the 'no-one-else-will-be-wearing-this-dress' guarantee with a vintage purchase and you'll probably save oodles!
Look online at places like Etsy for glam vintage dresses or visit the online sites of popular vintage stores such as Rokit in London. If online isn't your thang, try stopping by your local vintage or second-hand shop. Keep your style icon in mind as you scour the rails and try to find a dress that they would wear. Whether it is classic or kooky, vintage stores are bound to have something to suit your style.
If you are looking to buy a new dress, just be sure to stick to the 'where & what' philosophy. Find out where the dress was made and what fabric the dress is made from. I always want my new pieces to be made fair trade and with friendly fabrics such as organic, natural fibres. No synthentics or animal by-products.
Have fun shopping!
Blue Vintage Dress - Dandelion Daydreamer (Etsy) $188