Crochet dresses are one of the things that keep popping up on our summer wish list. Are they the most practical use of money? No. Are they one of the funnest? We think so.
That said, don’t underestimate the versatility of a crochet dress. Or, overestimate the price.
As the coolest dress to hit the scene this summer, they’re more than worth their cost per wear – and, thanks to the high street offering, it doesn’t have to work out as that much.
Crochet was a big hit at fashion week, along with the 70s trend; seen in Chloe’s feminine lace detailing and throughout the House Of Holland collection. Miu Miu’s Croisière collection mini dress was an unexpected sell-out, with a price tag over £800, but sell out it did.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a crochet dress you can wear at the weekends, or a classic beach throw-on, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up the best for every budget.
We’ve been loving the tight knit crochet styles, layered over shirts and roll neck jumpers for the beginning of the season. They even work with tights and ankle boots for the ultimate fashion-forward work look. Both Zara and Miss Selfridge have bargain options, the latter working the 70s trend in a big way with suede panels.
The other option is a solely holiday or festival aesthetic; think wide knit to the point of sheer (so bikinis or chic swimwear is a must). Don’t be put off if you’re pre-holiday and feeling a bit pasty, just steer clear of white and opt for a more forgiving black dress. Make the look chic with a pair of on point gladiator sandals.
If you’re investing in a crochet dress, we’re loving Talitha for elegant styles; perfect for every summer occasion.
Check out our pick of the 10 best crochet dresses to buy now...