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Outfits + Giveaway: Synergy Organic Clothing

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Synergy Organic Clothing Athena kaftan dress  |  ASOS belt (similar)  |  Merona floral scarf  |  DV by Dolce Vita sandals  |  ASOS harness bracelet & ring (aff)

So…the name of this blog is Green & Gorgeous, and I do a lot of outfit posts, right? So you might be wondering why you don’t see sustainable clothing options more often. Well, the truth is that it can be really difficult to find stylish organic (or otherwise sustainable) clothing options for a plus-size girl like myself. I’ve complained about this before. Someone up there must have been listening, because Synergy Organic Clothing recently contacted me to alert me to their beautiful collection — which goes up to an XXL. That is still rare in today’s green fashion world.

Their catalog is full of beautiful, breezy pieces that completely debunk traditional ideas of what green fashion means. Take this first dress, for example. The Athena caftan is pretty much the perfect maxi dress. It is lightweight enough to work throughout the scorching summer months, and versatile enough to be worn casually as a swimsuit coverup, or — similar to my styling — slightly more dressed up with accessories.

I’m wearing an XXL, and it is roomy enough to allow me to nurse baby Juliza without tons of extra effort — something that’s tough to find in dresses these days. I love everything about it, including the icy blue color, though it is available in several additional colorways.






Synergy Organic Clothing Padme dress  |  Mossimo sandals  |  Borrowed necklace (similar)  |  Borrowed bracelet (similar) (aff)

Now this second dress, the Padme, is the perfect choice for embracing my curves. They are more abundant today than they were before I had baby Juliza, but you know what? I’m perfectly OK with that and I’m loving my body through all the changes.

This dress has a subtle stretch that really hugged me and made me feel sexy — which I’m sure my husband appreciated when he was shooting these photos. And even better, it’s like getting two dresses in one. I wore the Padme with the “belt” detail in front, but it can also be worn the other way, with the draped neckline in front (see the third photo). This option would be perfect for nursing. And worn that way, I’d wear heels and big hair, possibly for a date night look.

I’m going to be keeping my eye on Synergy Organic Clothing, because I think the best is yet to come. If I had one request, it would be to see some options with patterns. There are some pieces in stripes, but I’d love to see some florals and graphic prints as well!

Giveaway Time!


Synergy Organic Clothing has been generous enough to offer a giveaway for my readers. Not just one, but TWO of you will get to take home the item of your choice! As in any item at all from their website. Enter via the Rafflecopter below. If you can’t see it immediately, please wait for the page to finish loading.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received these dresses from Synergy Organic Clothing. I did not receive compensation. As usual, all opinions are my own.

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47 responses
  • Camille May 6, 2014, 9:41 am

    That green dress looks fabulous on you–especially nice with the orange necklace! I’ve been browsing the Synergy site for awhile now but haven’t bought anything yet.

  • Camille May 6, 2014, 9:44 am

    Forgot to mention that I think my favorite of their styles is the Matilda dress in Seafoam!

  • Brooke May 6, 2014, 9:50 am

    You know what I love so much? Normally with companies, it’s only one way or another. They either have Style “X” in plus-sizes or not. I love that the padme dress you had on goes all the way from Small to XXL. That said, I’m totally loving the dragonfly maxi dresses. Looking at the models wearing them, they might actually be short enough to fit on me without dragging on the ground if I have my highest sandals on. That’s hard to come by.

  • Janelle King May 6, 2014, 9:52 am

    Wow. You look like a Nubian queen. You did that!

  • Jenn @ Frugal Upstate May 6, 2014, 10:59 am

    Those not only look beautiful, but comfy too. And of course you are rocking it as usual.

    I’m loving the high low flutter skirt from the website–you could dress it up or down, and being short I prefer to show a bit of leg instead of wearing a maxi skirt–this one combines both.

  • Erin Ellis May 6, 2014, 11:47 am

    I would choose the Dragonfly Maxi Tank Dress in Aqua. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  • Sky May 6, 2014, 11:53 am

    I adore the Athena Kaftan in Graphite!

  • Linsey K May 6, 2014, 1:46 pm

    Yay! Cute clothes for all sizes! I love that the lines go from one end of the size spectrum to the other. The same cute options for everyone 🙂 All of their striped dresses are really cute!

  • elita May 6, 2014, 2:38 pm

    The athena caftan is definitely my favorite!

  • Amber May 6, 2014, 5:24 pm

    You look amazing! I love the simple ness and softness of synergy clothing! I adore that shade of bluish green also! 😍

  • jessica chan May 6, 2014, 6:44 pm

    Sailboat Molly Dress in Seafoam

  • ginger May 6, 2014, 6:46 pm

    i love the matilda or rachel dress!

  • Sheena May 6, 2014, 7:03 pm

    I am here for the Athena caftan. Love the Matilda dress too.

    You better werk.

  • Rachel Rich-Shea May 6, 2014, 7:47 pm

    You look stunning and are definitely rockin’ those dresses! I especially loved the Padme on you. They have so many great looks and styles. I really liked their slip on reversible dress in sand or the Moto jacket!

  • Kathleen May 6, 2014, 8:40 pm

    These look great on you! Those colors and simple lines–love!

    I’d probably pick the Cowlneck tunic in sand or the Athena dress as my favorite.

  • Tamara May 6, 2014, 9:23 pm

    I love both pieces on you. These clothes are great for an on the go Mom! I love that they are fashion forward, and conscious!

  • Kimberly May 6, 2014, 10:34 pm

    I love the black and white stripe belted dress.

  • amy pugmire May 6, 2014, 11:55 pm

    I like the Matilda Dress in Wheat

  • Kristin Troska May 7, 2014, 11:18 am

    I love their Moto Jacket in Midnight.

  • Whitney 'Nic' James May 7, 2014, 11:58 am

    I really love these looks! The 1st is my favorite. SO flowy and perfect for the warm weather we’re getting. LOVE!


  • pat pelland May 7, 2014, 12:41 pm

    I love the matilda dress in coffee

  • pat pelland May 7, 2014, 12:43 pm

    I love the matilda dress in coffee !

  • Melinda S. May 7, 2014, 12:52 pm

    Synergy is one of my favorites companies, currently I’m coveting the Matilda dress.

  • Brittany Koelmel May 7, 2014, 1:13 pm

    I love the Matilda dress!

  • IAE H. May 7, 2014, 1:37 pm

    Would snuggle up my fiancée in the Trench Coat Rock

  • Tali Weissberger May 7, 2014, 4:38 pm

    I love the moto jacket in midnight.

  • vivian s May 7, 2014, 7:26 pm

    Love the leaf cluster flutter skirt!!

  • Robin May 7, 2014, 8:15 pm

    I’d choose the Padme dress…looks really beautiful on you!

  • Kath @ Natural Kath May 8, 2014, 8:37 am

    I’d get the Wrap Coat in Light Taupe! Fell in love with it the instant I saw it a few weeks ago. Thank you for having this giveaway! 🙂

  • Haley Valerie May 8, 2014, 12:11 pm

    Love your look!


  • DA Levin May 8, 2014, 12:28 pm

    Athena Caftan

  • latanya May 8, 2014, 7:20 pm

    I love the Matilda Dress in Wheat

  • yb May 9, 2014, 12:02 am

    The molly dress in cornflower is a smash.

  • Marlene May 9, 2014, 3:05 pm

    Poppy Isabella Dress in Wheat
    They work mostly with organic cotton from India, that is dyed with low impact dyes. Use fair trade practices with Nepal.

  • Bara May 10, 2014, 7:11 am

    I can’t decide between the Navy/White Striped Karina Dress and the Navy/White Striped Belted Dress

  • Ashwini May 10, 2014, 4:26 pm

  • Holly E May 10, 2014, 8:54 pm

    The Peacock High-Low Flutter Skirt in Purple Orchid is so pretty.

  • Amy Lynn May 11, 2014, 11:27 pm

    What an amazing company! I love how this wife and husband duo has combined their passions to create an amazing company that helps everyone Synergy touches 🙂 My fave of the moment is the angel wing sweatshirt in Black/Aqua
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • Heather May 13, 2014, 12:17 am

    I’d love to win the one shoulder dragon fly dress in coffee. Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful company!

  • Shannon May 13, 2014, 8:54 am

    I really like the Navy/White Striped Molly Dress!

  • Heather May 13, 2014, 12:15 pm

    Although the Athena Kaftan you have on in your first picture is gorgeous! I think I’d prefer to win that! You just make it look so beautiful!

  • ne-knopka May 13, 2014, 12:34 pm

    Sailboat Molly Dress in Seafoam

  • Annette May 13, 2014, 3:52 pm

    There are so many beautiful pieces and I really like the dresses, but I’d probably choose the peasant top simply because I’d wear it more.

  • Meena R May 13, 2014, 5:17 pm

    I really like the Tulip Spring Breeze Slip in Marina.


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