This week high street giant H&M have released the second installment of their conscious collection range Conscious Exclusive: a high street alternative to expensive designer evening wear. I loved the previous range, and this latest addition definitely does not disappoint. From ballgowns to trouser suits, short dresses, to floor length beauties; there is something for the fashionista in all of you.
All the outfits included are created using sustainable materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester and hemp as the retailers aim to provide a more sustainable fashion future. On point, and good for the environment - so you can shop without the guilt. What more could a girl want!?
Here are my favourites from the collection, see if you agree...
The dresses. Oh wow, the dresses. Firstly this beautiful dusky pink floor length gown. Cinched in at the waist, the simple cut is very flattering and effective, adding a bit of sex appeal with a dramatic open back. Perfect for those who like to remain modest, but slightly different to the masses. Beautiful. For those who like to flash a little more flesh, the drop hem and low neckline of this dress is ideal. The shade of blue is stunning and perfect for paler skin tones. I love the cute detailing on the sleeves, and the wow factor that the whole dress provides means very little accessorising is needed. Easy peasy. And finally this incredible white lace dress - by far my absolute favourite, I really really want this for a wedding I've got coming up in October. I think it will look lovely with my new dark locks, and rose gold accessories. Keep it very plain and understated, the lace detailing is just enough, I wouldn't want to draw the attention away from that. Fingers crossed it won't be too expensive.
Trouser suits and jumpsuits are becoming increasingly popular recently. I'm loving the crisp cut white options here. The drop hem and slightly odd cut of the strapless bodice is perfect for those who like to opt for something a little different - my friend would absolutely adore this. Teamed up with black sandals as shown and a black clutch this would be perfect for summer events. Lovely. The black jumpsuit I'm predicting will fly off the shelves. After the tailored dungaree look that's been coveted by everyone this season I think this is suited to everyone. The slightly cropped cut and cut out back set it aside from all it's competitors - i love it with blonde hair also, maybe a change is in order. Again, another white suit, this time very cleanly cut with a jacket and waistcoat - the full lot. The masculine look was seen a lot on catwalks so it's not a surprise that H&M have thrown this one in.
The collection hits stores and online on April 4th - be ready!