Ring the bells!
The royal wedding event of the year is here! As always when it comes to anything to do with the British royal family, people are obsessed with it. This wedding is especially fangirl-worthy since Prince Harry’s bride-to-be, Meghan Markle, is an American—as well as a Kappa Kappa Gamma in college at Northwestern University...But that’s more of a personal excitement.
I know, it’s tragic that we all missed out on marrying Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle gets the honor. However we can all help celebrate their marriage by hosting our own high tea wedding viewing parties and wearing some sustainable royally-inspired attire. Here are some outfit inspirations for an upcoming wedding you’ll be a part of—or if you’ve been lucky enough to score an invite to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s.
Our Pick | The Bali Dress
Ethics | Sustainably sourced fabrics and eco-friendly factories
Why We Love It | The ultimate formal look. True elegance is achieved in this dress from the always perfect Reformation. It’s prime time to invest now because we know you’ll totally swoop up an invite to the next royal wedding…. Hopefully… And bring us as your plus one.
Shop Online | $338
Our Pick | The Daisy Dress
Ethics | Fare labor wages, made from deadstock fabrics
Why We Love It | Christy Dawn does no wrong in our book. Bringing trendy cuts and styles to the masses they show that sustainability doesn’t have to be boring. This red silk dress is modest enough to get the queen’s approval while still showing off your personality.
Shop Online | $220
Our Pick | Alexa Silk Dress
Ethics | Zero waste and ethically made
Why We Love It | Make yourself feel like royalty. A seamless blend of sexy and sophisticated, this dress begs the question "are there any other royal princes available?" The light seafoam green is such a flattering color for any upcoming weddings on your summer calendar.
Shop Online | $138
Our Pick | The Modern Trench Coat
Ethics | Fair trade factories and eco friendly materials
Why We Love It | If there is one fashion item we are loving from Meghan it’s her use of coats. So cute and practical, even May in London can be chilly, so a formal trench is a must. This navy one from Everlane will bundle you up without compromising your style.
Shop Online | $138
Our Pick | Yellow 108 Eastwood Hat
Ethics | Provides fair wages, factory conditions, and eco-friendly materials
Why We Love It | Royals love to wear hats to anything and everything, it’s like everyday is the Kentucky Derby. Eileen Fisher has created a hat in the spirit of the traditional tiny and intricate British ones but with an American twist (harking back to more of a cowboy vibe), while still being totally acceptable for a wedding.
Shop Online | $108
Our Pick | Silk Suit In Black & Grey Plaid
Ethics | Handmade by women artisans using natural dyes and fabrics
Why We Love It | Dresses not your style? Check out this silk suit by Symbology. You can dress it up or down depending on the venue, but knowing Prince Harry’s venue of choice St. George’s Chapel, we are guessing it's on the formal end.
Shop Online | $375
Cri De Coeur
Our Pick | Dina Floral Platforms
Ethics | Vegan, ethically made in sweatshop free facilities
Why We Love It | Carrie Bradshaw had it right with shoes being the best part of an outfit. Wearing a pair you love has a funny way of making you feel on top of the world. Find some that speak to you to propel your royal wedding look to the next level like these vegan beauties from Cri De Coeur.
Shop Online | $55
Our Pick | Leah Gold & Ivory Mid-Heel Sandals
Ethics | Vegan and recycled fabrics
Why We Love It | White dresses to a wedding are a strict no-no, but white shoes are all yours! Harken back to the golden age of the 20’s in these kitten heels. No need to worry about your feet hurting and missing the action, you’ll be on the dance floor all night.
Shop Online | $195
You’re cordially Invited…. To wear these stunning styles to the royal wedding… Or any wedding of your choosing!
Sarah Spoljaric is a California girl through and through. She has a BA in World History from one of the top 10 greenest campuses in the world; The University of California, Merced and is a Content Curator for the visual travel app Trepic. She has a background in museum curating, loves reading women’s travel journals and is in search of the perfect IPA. She’s passionate about exploring this beautiful world that ethically-produced goods help to protect. Say hi on Instagram!