Let’s face it, working from home isn’t going to be going anywhere anytime soon for most of us. And I’m sure many of you are bored of wearing jeans or leggings day-in, day-out. I know I am! So what should you look for to expand your working from home wardrobe this autumn/winter?
The sustainable alternatives
Well the most sustainable option is to shop your wardrobe! So have a look to see if any of the styles below give you an idea for how to mix it up from what you already have. But if you’re looking to add something the key factors to consider when shopping sustainably are:
- What it’s made of and where it’s made – think organic cotton, natural fibres or sustainable fabrics like Tencel from reputable ethical brands
- How versatile is it? – you want to maximise the amount of wear you’ll get out of it so think about whether there is crossover into your casual / weekend wardrobe or your regular workwear, whether it can be dressed up or down
- How comfortable is it? – if you’re working from home it HAS to be comfortable to sit on work calls all day in, and warm enough for autumn/winter. And if it is you’re much more likely to wear it on repeat
- Do you love it and does it fit? – never buy anything you don’t REALLY like and always make sure it fits well otherwise it won’t get worn enough
Check out our 5 picks for sustainable working from home dresses below…
Baukjen is possibly my favourite shop at the moment as their clothes are always beautiful, well made and sustainable. It’s not cheap but the quality means it should last.
This dress is made from Ecovero jersey so should be super comfortable. I LOVE the print. It’s smart enough on top for those work calls but would be a staple in your casual daytime wardrobe too. Dress up with knee high boots.
I would definitely wear this one on repeat from Thought! Organic cotton is much more environmentally friendly as it uses a lot less water and no harsh chemical pesticides. It’s got a slightly loose shape and is made from stretchy fabric so should be really comfortable to wear all day. I think it would look great with a chunky necklace and knee high boots for a more dressed up look. But will be just as good with tights and trainers (or slippers).
I’ve had the same jumper dresses in my wardrobe for years, although I have also lost some of my faves to the dreaded London moths 😭. This one looks so cozy and comfortable for hanging around the house in but again could be dressed up with boots. The slightly loose style with just above the knee hem is flattering too. It’s classic and could stay in your wardrobe for years. Made from 100% Organic Fairtrade Certified Cotton.
This dress is made from Cupro which I hadn’t heard about until now. It’s made from cotton linter, which are the soft fibres on the plant that are not used and usually go to waste. It’s 100% natural so the material is renewable and biodegradable, as well as soft, silky and breathable like cotton. So basically, it’s a dream! Definitely one that could cross over easily between your workwear and casual wardrobe.
I had to include a shirt dress and this one is in classic black, but is also available in ‘Canvas’ cream and ‘rosewood’ (brown). It’s made the list because it looks like it will be really comfortable but the way it hangs and the slight sheen means it looks polished enough for the office For me it is crying out for a belt to jazz it up! I love how they show you the breakdown of the cost of making it too, completely transparent. And they also provide you with a page on the factory each item is made in so you can be sure what you are buying has been ethically made.
That’s our list of the best sustainable working from home dresses but I’d love to hear any recommendations you might have! Drop us any suggestions or comments on this post below.
And if you’re in need of some sustainable tights to go with our suggestions then check out our range of recycled tights here.