Our 9 Favorite Denim Dresses & Jumpsuits For Summer
Jumpsuits Over Jeans, Please
After the last year, we’re not exactly itching to get back into jeans—but we are into the return of denim. That’s why you’ll catch us in everything from denim overalls to rompers this summer for all the comfort of jeans without the squeeze.
We’ve found nine sustainable brands transforming organic cotton, Tencel, hemp, and upcycled denim into styles we adore. Whether you prefer a wide-leg jumpsuit or a fitted denim dress, we’re confident you’ll find something you love below—all ethically made and eco-friendly, of course!
Top off your summer style with these sustainable sunnies and shoes!
Made In | Mexico Sustainable Materials | Responsibly sourced cotton & Tencel Brand Ethics | Vertically integrated company, fair trade & wages, gives back Our Pick | Darla Denim Jumpsuit ($185) Price Range | $178-$185
ÉTICA is a Los Angeles apparel brand dedicated to ethical and sustainable production from start to finish. As a vertically integrated company, almost every step is done in-house—from its sustainable sourcing and low water waste practices to its fair trade partnership with a family-owned factory in Mexico. ÉTICA offers several denim dresses and jumpsuits we love, and our favorite, the Darla, adds a soft flair to our summer wardrobe. Both the material and packaging are sustainable and recyclable.
Made In | Turkey Sustainable Materials | Upcycled & OEKO-TEX & GOTS-certified organic materials, Tencel, recycled elastane Brand Ethics | Climate & carbon-neutral, ethical production, eco-friendly packaging, gives back Our Pick | The Hepburn Spring Street ($158) Price Range | $138-$158
Boyish’s aesthetic is all about effortless chic. Each denim dress is made with sustainable and upcycled fabrics to lower waste, water, and carbon offsets. Plus, Boyish is fully climate-neutral, ISO9001 certified for safe working conditions, and gives back to environmental initiatives. This Hepburn Spring Street dress? We’ll be wearing it all season long transitioning into summer. (And we’ll absolutely be adding leggings for fall and winter!)
3. Citizens of Humanity
Made In | USA Sustainable Materials | Organic & recycled cotton Brand Ethics | Vertically integrated company, ethical production Our Pick | Marta Jumpsuit ($348) Price Range | $348-$398
Citizens of Humanity considers what it means to be a model citizen, from responsible sourcing to ethical manufacturing. It’s one of the other very few vertically integrated denim companies out there, meaning the team designs, sews, and ships all garments in-house, and the brand offers transparency into its process from start to finish. These vintage pieces are definitely an investment, but luckily they’re made to last through any and all seasons.
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4. Universal Standard
Made In | North America, Europe, & Asia Sustainable Materials | Responsibly sourced cotton Brand Ethics | Inclusive sizing, gives back Our Pick | Hannah Denim Shirt Dress ($98) Price Range | $98-$198
Universal Standard is one of the world’s most size-inclusive brands with a flexibility you’ll almost never see elsewhere. Through its Fit Liberty program, you can order a piece for the size you are now and if your size changes, the team will replace it for your new size for free—because US understands that our bodies ebb and flow. The company donates its gently worn clothing to those in need. From casual Friday to Sunday brunch, the Hannah shirt dress will take you through the whole weekend.
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5. Everybody and Everyone
Made In | Asia & Europe Sustainable Materials | OEKO-TEX certified Tencel, recycled materials Brand Ethics | Local, ethical production, gives back, inclusive sizing, eco-friendly packaging Our Pick | In And Out Jumpsuit ($178) Price Range | $178
As a size-inclusive eco-wear brand, Everybody and Everyone lives up to its name when it comes to our bodies. And its sustainability is impressive: The team considers the footprint of raw materials, thoughtfully partners with like-minded organizations for quality goods, and focuses on being carbon-neutral as much as possible. The super-soft In And Out Jumpsuit is perfect for dressing up or down—from work meetings in heels to long weekend strolls in your favorite sneakers.
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6. Thought Clothing
Made In | China Sustainable Materials | Certified organic cotton, Tencel, & hemp Brand Ethics | Ethical production, eco-friendly packaging, gives back Our Pick | Denim Pinafore Dress (£89.95) Price Range | £54.95-£89.95
Thought understands that intention and, well, thought, can make a world of difference when it comes to impact. The team considers sustainability at each step of the ideation, sourcing, and production process (and even when giving back). Many pieces are ethically made in China and sent entirely by sea freight to reduce carbon offsets. Here you can find a denim jumpsuit or denim dress that’s equal parts fun and flirty. The Denim Pinafore Dress is the perfect mix of a jumpsuit and dress, with utilitarian style.
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7. Outland Denim
Made In | Cambodia Sustainable Materials | Organic cotton & vegetable dyes Brand Ethics | Certified B Corp, fair & safe working conditions, take-back program available, eco-friendly packaging & production Our Pick | Adria Dress ($110) Price Range | $110
Australia-based Outland Denim is a certified B Corp prioritizing people and the planet. The team uses organic and sustainably grown cotton, natural indigo and vegetable dyes, and fully carbon-neutral energy to produce the highest quality denim. Though based in Australia and made in Cambodia, Outland Denim ships to the US as well, with free shipping over $150. The Adria Shift Dress is doubly sustainable—because it’s reversible and two outfits in one!
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Made In | USA Sustainable Materials | Upcycled & recycled materials, responsibly sourced cotton & clean dyes Brand Ethics | Ethical production, water recycling, solar-powered Our Pick | Tyra Romper Short ($199) Price Range | $199-$279
You’ve likely heard of DL1961 if you’re a fashionista, but did you know it’s a family-owned brand committed to sustainability? DL1961 takes plastic bottles and upcycled denim to create newer, high-quality pieces, made with less than one percent of the water used during traditional production. Along the way, 98 percent of that water is recycled, too. We are especially impressed with the team’s effort to minimize excessive washing, thanks to the antimicrobial treatment each garment receives before shipment. For when a full-on jumpsuit is too hot, you’ll find all of us rocking these rompers instead.
Made In | London Sustainable Materials | GOTS certified organic cotton Brand Ethics | Made-to-order, ethically made by women in London, organic & deadstock materials, recycled packaging, gives back Our Pick | Organic Denim Jumpsuit (£240) Price Range | £240
For a splurge that’s made-to-order, Birdsong’s organic denim jumpsuit is it. This piece is individually sewn by women in Britain—some who are low-income migrant mothers and others who are older women in knitting circles. All are supremely talented, and all are paid fair wages. When it comes to materials, the organic cotton is grown and woven in small batches in India from a Kerala-based family. We can go on and on about the ethics, but what we really need to say: You’ll never regret ordering this one-of-a-kind piece. (And yes, Birdsong does offer global shipping.)
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