Green, But Also Gorgeous

The eco-friendly wedding dresses of yesteryear were naught more than organic hemp silk sacks, sometimes embellished with a sash of peace silk colored with vegetable dyes. Or at least that’s the way they looked to me, since the companies and designers producing them seldom did much in the way of fitting them to the bridal models they used. Oh, how times have changed.

Check out the Natural Bridal Collection by Morgan Boszilkov on her web site and in her her Etsy store. I know that tight-fitting mini wedding dresses aren’t everyone’s thing — and Lord knows I wouldn’t wear one — but I’m rather fond of Boszilkov’s hemp silk Pixie dress.

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All of Boszilkov’s wedding dresses and bridal accessories are handcrafted using luxurious and sustainable fabrics, and 5% of all her profits support environmental charities. I particularly like that some of her wedding dresses are convertible in the sense that the lower part of the skirts are detachable. It’s a great option for the bride who wants a separate reception dress but can’t really afford it, and makes it more likely that she’ll wear her wedding dress again in the future.

7 Responses to “Green, But Also Gorgeous”

  1. Margo December 2, 2009 at 5:13 pm #

    Always love to see eco fashion choices, I’m a bit of a geek/bore about it, thanks for sharing this.

  2. Corinna Hoffman December 3, 2009 at 3:53 am #

    Hemp silk dress, that’s definitely unique!! :) Love the idea that the lower bottom bart of the skirt is detachable too :) Yay for eco-friendly wear :)

  3. Toni December 3, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    So adorable! I love the photo.

  4. Erin December 7, 2009 at 12:35 pm #

    That dress is really cute! I love the trend of tea length dresses, there’s so many different styles of them that you can have a very unique dress for your day! I found this Priscilla of Boston one which is cute too – http://www.smartbrideboutique.ca/shop/drew-vineyard-collection/811/. It may not be made out of hemp silk but it’s still an eco-friendly option because it’s been worn before and going to be passed on to another bride! I definitely think that selling your dress after your wedding is a great choice, not only to save you money but another bride as well!

  5. emily December 10, 2009 at 4:07 pm #

    i hate when i do a search for “green bridesmaid dress” it comes up with a slew of dresses, but not in the COLOR green. can’t we just use the term “eco-friendly” instead so us lovers of the COLOR green don’t get confused? that’d be nice. kthanks.

    p.s. i am in no way opposed to eco-friendly designs, i just get annoyed when i see something described as green and i get all excited because i think it’s the color and not the eco-friendly material.

    just saying.

  6. Never teh Bride December 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    @emily You know, that never occurred to me. In the future, I’ll be sure to keep green green and call the environmentally friendly gowns and weddings eco-friendly so as not to confuse the search engines or our own internal search. And just for you, I’ll schedule a post with actual green bridesmaids’ dresses in the near future. Cheers!

  7. B June 11, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    I love this dress so much and I am also impressed with the serious improvements in eco-friendly designs lately! This is my absolute favorite design by far, and I would love to wear this dress on my special day, or any other day for that matter! Too bad, it’s way out of my budget! Maybe I can get my seamstress to mimick those gorgeous flower ruffles =)