Earlier this summer I was on the hunt for a sleeveless v-neck midi dress. I happened to stumble upon this knit dress from Dissh, which is a new-to-me brand. I decided to take a chance and order it (along with the linen vest from this outfit post) to see what this brand is all about!
Dissh is a popular women-led Australian fashion label that offers sophisticated, feminine designs at a moderate price point. At first glance, Dissh reminds me of Zara but on a smaller scale. Since I usually focus on buying from ethical and/or sustainable brands I was curious about whether Dissh would be considered an ethical fashion brand.
Dissh does have an About Me section where they explain their values. Their focus is on community, empowerment, and the planet. Dissh is a partner with Thread Together which is a non-profit focused on driving social and environmental change. They focus on empowering women through programs like Suited for Success and The Encoreship. They also have an extensive Paid Parental Leave program within the company. Dissh also focus on sustainability through their fabrics by using natural fibers like linen in a lot of their collections.
The area where they are lacking information is where and how they manufacture their products. From a google search I believe they manufacture in China – which is know for poor, unethical working conditions. Dissh mentions on their site that they are “created in China with high quality standards in materials and production” but that is all the detail given about production.
Overall, I think Dissh has some great initiatives and programs and that they are working towards being environmentally conscious. However, they lack transparency when it comes to how their clothes are produced so I wouldn’t call them an ethical fashion brand. I do think Dissh is a better option than buying from fast fashion brands like Zara or Mango.
Dissh Midi Dress Outfit
I was drawn to this dress because of the color. It’s still a versatile neutral but not black, white, or tan. It’s actually more of a pea green color – it’s called pistachio on the website. It also had the elements I was looking for in a summer dress – v-neck, sleeveless, and long.
Dissh Sizing and Fit
My measurements: 34-29-39, 130lbs, 30D, 5’8″
I’m wearing the size medium in this dress and I definitely don’t think I could size down. I would say I’m usually a size small in dresses. So if you are in-between sizes, take your larger size. I feel like Australian brands in general run a little small. I did check the size chart and my waist and hip measurements lined up with the size medium so I’m glad I checked.
The Asher dress is made from viscose and nylon and has a heavy, slinky feel. I think you can tell from the photos that it definitely hugs my body. I’m wearing shapewear but you can still see outlines of my belly and curves.
I kept the rest of the look very minimal by adding my Jenni Kayne cotton crossover sandals and my Clare V. checkered Pot de Miel bag. Of course, gold jewelry is a must so I layered some gold chain necklaces. Let me know what you think of this Dissh Midi Dress Outfit in the comments