Back to the matter of business? Dresses. A consignment dress is one way to go green. However, used dresses make me a bit nervy even though I love the idea. It's kinda nice to own a dress that someone else wore. It was the biggest day of their life and now you get a little piece of it, regardless of it's history. Make sure you are purchasing from a reputable seller by checking their reviews.
these are available at Eco-Bride
Okay, so you found a dress but you're not quite in love with it. Work with a local seamstress (that you KNOW is a good seamstress- do your research) to make the dress fit you perfectly. Don't forget that adding a belt can completely alter the look of a dress. Honestly, who needs a perfect dress when everyone is going to be blown away by your pairing it with a dramatic flower sash or rhinestone belt?
Still want a new dress? It's okay and no one judges you. Look for dresses made of natural material like silk, hemp, or organic cotton. I love the eco-couture lines by Adel Wechsler. The dresses are made with organic hemp and silk, vegetable dyed, and notorious for using remnant fabrics.