Looking for women’s ethical workwear recommendations? I have got you covered!
Recently a Moral Fibres reader on Twitter (you can follow along here) asked me if I had any ladies ethical workwear recommendations. To help her out, and anyone else interested in women’s ethical clothing for the office, I’ve put together some of my favourite ethical workwear pieces below. I personally tend to wear a lot of dresses to work because I find it quicker and easier in the mornings than picking out a matching top and trousers or skirt. Maybe that’s just me!
Women’s Ethical Workwear Recommendations
As always, I’ve picked out ethical workwear pieces that are style classics, rather than adhering to specific trends:
1. Polka Dot Dress – £48. Annie Greenabelle make some stunning ethical clothing, including some gorgeous dresses. I find some of their clothes a bit too young for my taste (I’m over 30). However, I do have a soft spot for this ethical dress, which is smart enough to class as workwear.
2. Boucle Dress – £65. Another Annie Greenabelle dress that wouldn’t look out of place in the office.
3. Nomads Tunic Dress – £49.95. The dress from Nomads* is really pretty, and office-appropriate.
4. Baroque Dress from People Tree* – £85. This People Tree dress (featured above) is beyond beautiful. Expensive, yes, but versatile and always in style. You can save 10% off of your order from People Tree if you sign up for their mailing list, which works out at quite a good saving, and you get free delivery too on orders over £70.
5. Grey Mid Heels – £81. These Beyond Skin vegan heels are perfect for an ethical workwear wardrobe. They’re not too high, easy to walk in, and will go with anything. See my guide to ethical shoes for more ethical footwear inspiration.
1. Breton Top – £59. I’ve featured this Mudd & Water top before as I think it’s just perfect. It’s smart enough for wearing with trousers or skirts and can be worn with jeans at weekends.
2. Linen Trousers – £47. These organic linen trousers from Komodo* are smart and office-friendly. Komodo also has a selection of ethical trousers in other colours and styles that would also be workwear appropriate, and are the smartest ethical trousers I’ve come across so far.
3. White Blouse – £55 – This ethical blouse from People Tree* is smart without being boring or bland, and the silver bead detailing on the collar brings with it a tiny bit of glamour to your workwear wardrobe.
4. Chinos – £59. These Mudd & Water chinos are perfect for dressing up for work, and dressing down for the weekend, and look so comfortable.
5. Jacquard Skirt – £58 – This People Tree* skirt is smart, pretty, and perfect with boots for the autumn and winter or shoes for spring and summer.
6. Oxford Lace Ups – £81 – These beauties, again from Beyond Skin, are pretty much the perfect shoe!
And there you have it – my ethical ladies’ clothing picks for work or the office. I also have loads more ethical clothing brands listed in my ethical clothing directory, if you are looking for more inspiration.
Of course, your workwear wardrobe doesn’t have to be bought new. There are always charity shops, Oxfam’s online store* if you don’t fancy rummaging through racks, and eBay* (remember my eBay shopping tips!) if you’re looking to update your ethical work wardrobe for less. I’ve also got some other great places to shop for secondhand clothes online that you can check out too.