In follow up of my last post (Travel Chronicles, Newport RI), this was the dress of choice for the wedding.
Believe it or not, my dress is part of the H&M Conscious collection that I found for $99! I needed some alterations, badly. The neckline was deep, being far too inappropriate for any sort of family event. I was determined to not be the cousin or niece talked about for showing too much, I’ll leave that up to the rest of the clan. Oh and the slit? Let’s just say before alterations, this dress would have left about 12-15” from neckline to slit to hide behind (an impossible feat). I’m sure Winnie Couture (https://www.winniecouture.com/) would know a thing or two about dresses that could provide useful insight into how impossible that is. So I had to hem that baby down quite a ways to make sure I would be comfortable walking around, keeping all body parts covered up.
If you missed my posts about the H&M Conscious Collection before, you can read them here. H&M created this line with conscious materials to help make for a more sustainable future in fashion. They want to make our choices in fashion desirable and easily accessible. They hope that piece by piece this will reduce the impacts that fashion has on the planet. They are choosing to support new clothes-making techniques and new materials. H&M Conscious Collection has created a pioneer roadmap to create a fair living wage for all fashion garment workers, everyone behind the scenes to making your clothing. They are trying to abolish child labor, in doing so, trying to improve working conditions for all across the world.
They’ve also launched a garment collection initiative, in hopes to close the gap in textiles so nothing goes to waste. Using the money they make from the initiative, they will invest in social projects as well as research and innovation projects to figure out how old textiles can be turned into new fibers, therefore, getting rid of clothes waste altogether.
Recycle. Reuse. Rewear.
To read more, head over to H&M Conscious Collection
Click here to see the rest of my trip to Newport, Rhode Island!