I first discovered Daughters of India on Instagram. A few people I follow posted their dresses and I started seeing ads every time I opened the app. It worked, because I ordered a few dresses to see what the hype was all about. I was pleasantly surprised by fast shipping (it took about a week) and the quality. Daughters of India is an ethical fashion brand based in Australia. The brand was founded with a focus on slow fashion, ethical practices, and support for local artisans and makers in India.
One of the things I found particularly appealing about the brand is that they don’t do collections and they don’t offer wholesale. Instead, they release one product at a time when it is complete. This ensures that the artisans are not overworked with unrealistic hours or pushed to complete a huge quantity of labour all at once. Daughters of India is focused on creating beautiful dresses following ethical and sustainable practices. In today’s post, I’m sharing a review of my favorite Daughters Of India dresses, and some additional styles I like.
**Scroll down for additional outfit details in this post. My everyday jewelry can be seen here.
Daughters Of India Dress Review
Kyra Mini Dress
The Kyra Mini Dress (shown above in Blue Iris) is 100% cotton gauze and made in India. The fabric is lightweight, breezy and flowy (perfect for summer). The block printing is done by hand and the dress comes in a variety of colors. I did not read the washing instructions and mistakenly washed and dried the dress. It did slightly shrink so I recommend doing a gentle wash cycle with a tumble no heat or air dry. I find the dresses fit true to size or slightly big. This style is also pregnancy and breast feeding friendly! I wear it with biker shorts underneath because the length is shorter after drying, but this color is not see through. Overall this is probably my favorite style and I wear it very often. I wouldn’t change a thing about it!
Kyra Midi Dress
I got the Kyra Midi Dress in several colors and really like this style. Similar to the Kyra Mini it has romantic billowy sleeves and block printed cotton done by hand. I have this style in Jade (some say this color is a little see through), ocean blue (shown below), and caramel. You really can’t go wrong, every color is absolutely beautiful. Dress this one up or down. I like to wear it with sandals or a low block heel. It would be really pretty in the fall layered under a sweater. This is a great length and the style is so wearable. It feels like wearing a comfy nightgown but honestly I get compliments every time I wear this dress!
Lopa Maxi Dress
The Lopa maxi dress is a floral hand block printed design by artisans in India. It’s 100% cotton and lined with a tired silhouette and scoop neckline. The full maxi dress is relaxed and comfortable, a great maternity style that you can wear loose and flowy or belt at the waist. A gorgeous dress for the beach, running errands or a leisurely brunch.
Binita Mini Dress
The Binita Midi Dress is the next one on my wish list. It’s 100% cotton and lined. It’s a relaxed wrap style dress with balloon sleeves and a deep V neckline. The dress is hand block printed by the hands of artisans in India. It’s available in sizes xs-xl. My favorite color is the violet. It would be so chic with leather sandals.
Outfit details from this post: Daughters of India Kyra Mini Dress Blue Iris, Sezane Paloma Tote, Birkenstock Sandals, Smith Sunglasses, Haverhill Rosecliff Necklace
Daughters of India Kyra Midi Dress Ocean Blue, ABLE Bailey Denim Jacket (code JAK15 for 15% off), Sam Edelman Haydee Sandals, Madewell Crossbody Bag
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