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Blame it on the revival of nostalgic trends, the emergence of the coastal grandmother aesthetic or even Gen Z’s more recent obsession with craftcore: Crochet is back in a big way this summer. First popular in the ‘60s and ‘70s, the breezy bohemian look made appearances all over Spring/Summer 2022 runways, proving once again that the trend deserves a place in our warm-weather wardrobes.
From crochet dresses and tops to swimsuits, bucket hats, and more, this season’s take on the trend feels less festival-ready and more sophisticated. Chloe, Bottega Veneta, Staud, and Jacquemus all served up elevated styles, complete with modern accents like elegant patchwork designs and standout hardware. Even smaller brands like Farm Rio and Gimaguas are taking a modern approach, combining quirky patterns and bright color palettes with unique and unexpected details.
It makes sense that this retro-inspired trend made a comeback for summer. With their interlocking loops of yarn or thread, crochet styles are eye-catching, easy to wear, and often crafted from lightweight linen or cotton blends, making them ideal for keeping you cool. Plus, they’re super malleable, meaning you can easily roll them up to fit into your suitcase or beach bag during your next adventure.
Ready to invest in the comfy-chic look? Shop our favorite crochet clothing pieces to sport for your next day at the shore, afternoon brunch, and beyond.
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Crochet dresses are the ultimate lightweight frocks, and no matter your style, you’re bound to find one that suits your sensibilities. Among the slew of contemporary brands leaning into the trend, Staud offers a fun and flirty mini dress with fruit appliqués. And for those who prefer something a bit more understated, labels like Ramy Book and Vince carry streamlined midi-length options in more muted hues. Throw these on over your favorite bikini or wear them solo; either way, you can’t go wrong.
Lace Crochet Dress
Crochet Knit Mini Dress
Farrah Maxi Dress
Love Riri Crochet Heart Top
Combining vintage inspiration with modern flair, today’s crochet tops are some of the most intriguing options we’ve seen yet—featuring details like bold cutouts and bright, labyrinth-like designs.
Mirage Crochet Top
Front Tie Crochet Crop Top
Valo Crochet Halter Top
Cut-Out Crochet Knit Halter Top
Jenny Knitted Mule Sandals
Sunset Crochet Platform Sneakers
Crochet Criss-Cross Slide Sandals
The Marina Swimsuit
When you’re ready to hit the beach or pool, reach for a crochet swimsuit—it’ll even double as a playful top when you’re no longer near a body of water. L.A. It girl brand Frankies Bikinis has plenty of fun, Y2K-inspired options while smaller labels like She Made Me and Akoia specialize in elegant, minimal styles handmade in small batches by artisans in Bali.
Jailur Crocheted Cotton Bikini Set
Essential Babydoll Bikini Top
Tia Crochet Triangle Bikini Top
Reclaimed Vintage Tote Bag
If you prefer a more subtle approach to incorporating the trend into your wardrobe, try a crocheted bag. From casual everyday totes to of-the-moment shoulder and bucket bags, they’re available in tons of silhouettes to suit any need or occasion. Luxury designers like Bottega Veneta and Dolce & Gabbana even offer slightly dressier alternatives complete with elegant hardware and chain-link straps.
Hand-Crocheted Shoulder Bag
Tokyo Fique Bag
Crochet Mini Bag
Beach Break Crochet Hat
Speaking of adornments, the crochet bucket hat has been endorsed by countless celebrities and influencers lately. Hailey Bieber, Dua Lipa, and Bella Hadid are all fans, championing the bold yet protective look in tons of colors and patterns from both high-end designers and independent brands. Consider decking your dome with this multicolored topper from luxury knitwear brand Alanui or keep things neutral with a natural-looking style from sustainable, ethically-made accessories label SVNR.
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