Crochet dress to master that bohemian vibe. It will take you from poolside to evening cocktails in a splash second.
Ah, crochet dresses. Though the styles run the gamut, you can’t help but be instantly transported to the late ‘60s/early ‘70s when you dream of each and every crochet dress.
When it comes to finding a perfect crochet dress, though, you have a number of choices.
For that Cher-inspired ‘70s glam, opt for a longer swim cover up that might very well be totally sheer.
With a subtle color and high halter neck, you’ll feel like piling on the gold jewelry just to take a dip in your pool.
The ‘60s, however, brought with it a sweeter, more bohemian take on the trend.
Many of the silhouettes were mini, the crochet weaves were chunkier, and the frocks took on more of a throw-on-and-go quality that needed little more than a sling bag and a pair of slide sandals to go with.
Crochet Dress Options
In short, you’re about to live in the closet of your mother throughout her adolescence. And you have no complaints at all.
No matter which vibe you choose (or, perhaps, go for both!), we’ve rounded up the best crochet dresses for this summer, right this way.
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Our Top Picks
Whether you wear this mini dress alone or layer it atop a bright white tee, it’s a more casual take on the crochet dress trend.
With a tank silhouette and simple lines, you can effortlessly take this look from morning coffee to after-hours drinks all summer long.
This butter yellow crochet slip dress is fully lined, for fear of exposing anything you don’t want to, and adds just enough color to your seasonal wears without a bright pop.
What’s more, the midi silhouette boasts a thigh-high slit so that it moves in the breeze just like a lighter silk dress would.
For that totally sheer throw-over-a-swimsuit look, Wilfred has you covered.
In both white and black, the neutrals will mix and match with whatever bikini or maillot you layer underneath, showing off just enough through the open weave without making you feel as though you’re walking around naked.
If you really want to jump into the 1960s vibe of the crochet dress, shop a scalloped stripe halter mini with side cut outs, like this affordable and colorful option from Zara.
Infuse a little whimsy into your crochet dress look, with this bright yellow and white striped tank mini.
Not only are there subtle open-weave cutouts along the waist, but there are lemon and orange accents as well.
Though most crochet dresses you might see are halters or tanks, you can also shop the weave in a short sleeve option.
This white crochet dress is peppered with rosettes for a little extra style that you can wear morning, noon, or night.
Though sheer as can be, this Cult Gaia crochet dress is the perfect vacation essential for all of those poolside days.
With a simple spaghetti strap and cascading maxi silhouette, it’s almost like the beach-ready version of your favorite silk slip dress from the ‘90s.
This tank style crochet dress with a waist detail and button fronts make it look positively tailored. Who knew that a boho look could be infused with such a preppy vibe?
Leave it to Paco Rabanne to master the mixture. Here is the most tailored crochet mini dress.
Few do a crochet dress look quite like Missoni, so there’s no list that can be complete without the Italian design house.
This maxi dress is perfect for a beach-to-dinner vacation look, serving up all the essential ‘70s details, like the colorful palette and halter silhouette.
For the color-lovers among you, shop this perfect midi crochet dress crafted of alternating stripes in a rainbow of changing tones.
Even if the rest of your look is totally devoid of color, this crochet dress certainly packs a strong punch.
For a more stylized take on the trend, shop this floral knit crochet pattern.
The weave is much more open than most, though it makes for the perfect swimwear cover up that you can throw-on-and-go from Memorial Day to Labor Day and feel instantly chicer than you did without.
Though a crochet dress is often woven in a shift silhouette—be it mini, midi, or maxi—some designers like Anna Kosturova use the cotton weave in more creative ways.
This look boasts a flowing mini bottom, flutter sleeves, and a rainbow striped weave.
With subtle sheer panels and strategically-placed opaque lines, Maje has crafted a mini crochet dress that takes you far away from the cover up look.
This short sleeve in bubblegum pink looks as equally killer when paired with heels as it does accompanied by flat sandals.
More Crochet Dresses
Make sure you know what occasion you’re shopping for, because that will dictate many of the essential details of your crochet dress.
For example, beach cover ups tend to be more sheer, while daytime looks require a tighter weave to cover up what lies beneath.
Take a trip down memory lane, at least when it comes to your style, this summer with the addition of a crochet dress to the everyday lineup. It might just become your new fave!
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