ethical dresses that'll turn heads this holiday season

It's the most wonderful time of the year and it seems like there are parties, celebrations and gatherings filling every moment on the calendar for the next month. If you're looking for an outfit to take you from event to event, I've compiled a handful of ethically made dresses that have caught my eye this season.

Before I get to the rest of the list, I have to show off my pick for this year. I purchased this dress from Symbology a few weeks ago and am in love with it. The "no white after Labor Day" rule is obviously not something I adhere to; I think a white dress can be stunning in the winter. This comfortable silhouette has an old hollywood feel to it and can be dressed up with heels or down with booties (or sandals in the summer!). 

As a little treat, I've got a discount code for you! Use the code SELFLESSLY to get 15% off your order from Symbology for the holidays, expires 11/30. 

Now that you've seen the dress I selected for myself, here are some others that I was tempted by...

 I think if Audrey Hepburn was headed to a holiday party in 2016, she might wear something like this from Elizabeth Suzann.   Cost: $255 USD

I think if Audrey Hepburn was headed to a holiday party in 2016, she might wear something like this from Elizabeth Suzann. 

Cost: $255 USD


 Casual but striking, this dress from Threads 4 Thought is full of holiday cheer.  Cost: $49 USD

Casual but striking, this dress from Threads 4 Thought is full of holiday cheer.

Cost: $49 USD


 This emerald stunner by Boden is sure to outshine the Christmas tree at your party.   Cost: $138 USD

This emerald stunner by Boden is sure to outshine the Christmas tree at your party. 

Cost: $138 USD


 Moody but elegant, this dress by Raven + Lily is sure to be admired wherever you wear it.  Cost: $132 USD

Moody but elegant, this dress by Raven + Lily is sure to be admired wherever you wear it.

Cost: $132 USD


 A little black lace dress like this one from Mata Traders will never be the wrong choice.   Cost: $89 USD

A little black lace dress like this one from Mata Traders will never be the wrong choice. 

Cost: $89 USD


 Make a bold statement in this little cranberry number by Reformation.  Cost: $218 USD

Make a bold statement in this little cranberry number by Reformation.

Cost: $218 USD


 Not all layers have to be bulky. This silver lace dress by Style Saint is delicate and memorable.   Cost: $138 USD

Not all layers have to be bulky. This silver lace dress by Style Saint is delicate and memorable. 

Cost: $138 USD


 Symbology's wrap dresses mix classic hollywood vibes with a kimono silhouette. Timeless and stunning.   Cost: $168 USD  Use the code SELFLESSLY to get 15% off your order from Symbology for the holidays, expires 11/30. 

Symbology's wrap dresses mix classic hollywood vibes with a kimono silhouette. Timeless and stunning. 

Cost: $168 USD

Use the code SELFLESSLY to get 15% off your order from Symbology for the holidays, expires 11/30. 


 A burgundy maxi from Ash & Rose will have you feeling comfy and looking regal.  Cost: $70 USD

A burgundy maxi from Ash & Rose will have you feeling comfy and looking regal.

Cost: $70 USD


 This tank dress from Everlane will show off your figure and easily transition into a variety of looks.  Cost: $98 USD

This tank dress from Everlane will show off your figure and easily transition into a variety of looks.

Cost: $98 USD