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4 Reasons to Not Be Scared of: Crochet

A touch flower child, a tad grandma, crochet can definitely have that homespun-meets-age-of-Aquarius vibe. But the truth is, it’s a pretty, feminine knit and its latest incarnations are less tea cozy and more lovely summer trend. This season, crochet has been popping up on everything from simple swimsuits and girly shorts to fitted maxi dresses and designer jewelry. It’s surprisingly versatile, great for music festivals and beach weddings alike. We’ve scouted four current crocheted options that’ll put any concerns about Woodstock flashbacks to rest.


Love the muted print on these. Pair with a breezy, blousy top and extra tall wedges for a super glamorous of-the-moment seventies look.

Laceup crochet voyage shorts, $69, macys.com

A bold and unexpected statement maker, this necklace would be perfect with a simple blouse and wide-leg trousers.

Marni crochet wool and chain bib necklace, $335, net-a-porter.com

There’s something so barely-there chic about a nude bikini. The crochet overlay creates a sexy peek-a-boo illusion.

Inca “Francis” bikini top and bottom, $65/$65.80, shopbop.com

Small doses of solid-black crochet work as an edgy detail on a casual dress. Keep it simple with a pair of flat black sandals and an unstructured leather bag.

Raquel Allegra crochet paneled cotton dress, $315, net-a-porter.com

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