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Pearls for an Ethical Prom

Pearls for an Ethical Prom

It's not easy to find ethically designed and manufactured dresses for special occasion. So, I scoured the internet for some prom options that I'm completely in love with for both style and substance!  Each dress is paired with the Peace + Love + Bling specialty, PEARLS! Pearls are super on trend this season, and I'll be showing you both retro and updated ways to wear them and make your prom style stand out!
Kimono Wrap Dress Ethical Prom Pearl Style Guide

This patterned kimono dress is from Symbology Clothing, a company that employs women in India and the West Bank, and has a mission to preserve traditional art forms through clothing. This dress is made by female artisans in India who practice block printing. The draped v-neck on this dress makes it perfect for pairing with a pendant. The Adalia Pendant is a great option because of the simple design, with a touch of sparkle to dress up the look. Plus, Adalia is available in a beautiful set with matching drop earrings. I'm pairing these pieces with the Jolie bracelet, a pearl stretch bracelet that comes in a variety of colors. It looks great on its own or stacked in a set of 3 or even 5!

Off the Should Prom Dress Paired with Sparkling Pearl Statement Necklace

I'm completely obsessed with this off the shoulder dress from Reformation Clothing, a company that puts sustainability at the core of business practices. They invest in eco-friendly technologies and on-the-job training for their employees to grow along with the business. The pretty bare shoulder look of this dress can hold up to a true statement piece. The glamorous, mirrored Kristin Necklace is just the fit. This piece is the perfect fit for a night out, but it also looks awesome with a plain white shirt or tee and jeans. The braided design and pairing of pearls with silvery-gray crystals gives this necklace a very cool and contemporary feel.

Doen Dress with Spark Necklace and Bracelet Elemental Earrings in Blush

This pretty frock from Doen has a bit of a retro vibe, reminding me of an updated Holly Golightly. Doen is a collective of creative women after our own heart, with a mission to support female entrepreneurs through their manufacturing process. There's nothing more classic than a simple strand of pearls like the Spark Necklace. While this piece comes in the more traditional white, it gets an update in pretty blush tone pearls and a sparkling magnetic clasp. Paired with the matching Spark Bracelet and Elemental Earrings also in blush (also available in white and midnight) this suite is the perfect compliment for a touch of vintage with a twist

Everland Slip Dress with Gatsby Pearl Robe Necklace

This slip dress from Everlane is classic and super chic. The company uses only ethical factories, the highest quality materials available, and subscribes to what they call "radical transparency" in business practices. The simplicity of the dress lends itself to a more attention grabbing jewelry piece. The Gatsby Necklace is my recommendation, it would look fabulous in any of the available colors, (white, midnight, confetti) but the graphic half midnight pearl, half creamy white Coco style is my personal favorite for this look. Wear it draped long or knotted at the waist.

While this styling is geared toward Prom, I feel it can be taken for any special occasion dressing. These sophisticated, ethical looks have appeal for any woman who cares where her fashion comes from!

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