The sustainable bridesmaid

Friend and reader Sterlingspider, with whom I’ve been discussing corsets, recently sent me a link to Faernyn’s Grove Sustainables. Yes, they have bridal corsets…really nice ones, in fact. But they also have a small selection of dresses and today I want to talk about those.

Check this out:

I think I\'m in love. With the dress, not the model, mind.

Wouldn’t this A-line jade green formaldehyde-free silk piece make a gorgeous bridesmaid dress? It’s practically making me salivate. What’s sustainable about it? According to the web site, every design listed is produced with at least 70% sustainable textiles and, additionally, every design has a 100% certified organic fabric option.

Now, to shift topics to your least favorite topic and mine, holiday shopping. If you happen to know someone who, like me, is fascinated by corsets, I can’t recommend The Corset: A Cultural History by Valerie Steele and Fetish Fashion: Undressing the Corset by Larry Utley highly enough. Both are absolutely stunning!

6 Responses to “The sustainable bridesmaid”

  1. Twistie says:

    That’s a remarkably elegant gown, and absolutely something one could wear again. I adore the corset-style lacing at the back.

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    And even though she is in the traditional “smelling her own armpit” pose, I do find this model much easier on the eyes than the scowling stick-figures one mostly sees.

  3. Twistie says:

    A-freakin’-men. Much better.

  4. enygma says:

    A model who looks like an actual woman!

  5. sj says:

    Is it me, or does that dress not fit her?

  6. cheeky says:

    I’m sorry, but I think this is hideous.