Why not weave some crochet into your summer wardrobe? Perfect for warmer weather, crochet has become more refined and less like something your granny might throw over her armchair. It’s not just the runways of Celine, Rejina Ryo and Acne that have shown crochet’s continued relevance. The pervasiveness of this trend has also extended to triangle bikinis – perhaps more useful for posing on the beach than swimming in the sea, although crochet works perfectly as a swim cover-up. It also makes a great beach bag that doubles as a comfy cushion while you’re sunbathing.
Zara has eased into the crochet trend with a dress juxtaposing crochet detailing with lightweight cotton. Other labels such as Nobody’s Child and All Saints have created crochet prints – the former in a satin slip midiskirt (4, below) and the latter in a crochet-print relaxed shirt, priced at £89.
Other labels are diving right in with head-to-toe yarn work. Go to Mango for intricately woven bags at £22.99 and top and skirt co-ords, from £79. Or try the floaty summer dresses at Zara (1, below) and Jovonna London’s Ria Dress (6, below). If you are a fan of pre-loved fashion, then it’s worth checking out beyondretro.com for hidden homespun gems. And if you’re feeling crafty, try woolandthegang.com, which offers a huge selection of make-your-own patterns for a DIY take on the trend.
1. White dress, £109, zara.com
2. Top, £26, boden.co.uk
3. Mules, £109, manebi.com
4. Skirt, £49, nobodyschild.com
5. Sarong, £36, cro-che.com
6. Dress, £50, jovonnalondon.com
7. Bag, £40, freepeople.com
8. Dress, £170, sezane.com
9. Jumper, £79.99, mango.com
10. Shorts, £29.99, pullandbear.com