This Prom season it's easy to be green without sacrificing gorgeous style, thanks to designers who are making eco-conscious formal wear. Whether you buy a gown that's made from recycled material and vintage lace or organic bamboo, or you head to your favorite thrift store and reinvent that bubble gum pink Betsey Johnson frock, you'll be doing the planet a favor by showing up to Prom in all your Green Goddess splendor! --Angel
Who know sewing a vintage muumuu to an old kimono could result in something so stunning? Anna Mkhitarian did, and she's been designing beautiful, one-of-a-kind, custom-made gowns out of vintage and recycled fabric and lace for seven years. The line is called Annatarian and it's utterly chic! Read more about Anna on Fashion Club!
FIDM Merchandise Product Development student Kristi works a sweet Annatarian gown made from vintage materials; vintage shoes; and vintage jewelry. Visit Annatarian.com for dress prices.
Thrift Store Thrills
Head to your local thrift shops or visit vintage websites such as FashionDig.com to recycle gowns from years past that can range in price from $5 to $5,000! You'll be amazed at what you'll find, plus you'll know your Prom dress is a one-of-a-kind original. And don't forget, you can design your own stunning creation out of recycled and vintage duds to make them even more spectacular! Click here to read how student's at FIDM's San Francisco did just that for a charity event called "Discarded to Divine!"
Just three of the absolutely brilliant Prom dress options on FashionDig.com!
The name may be tough to pronounce but the pretty dresses from this label are super-kind to the earth. The entire collection is made from organic materials and the designers only work with companies that practice fair and ethical treatment of their employees.
Don't miss the Eco-Friendly page on Fashion Club Daily, where you'll find a green tip of the week, learn which celebs are going green, and more!