They might be knitted, but crochet dresses are an absolute no-brainer on a hot summer’s day.
While once thought to be reserved for beach cover-ups and festivals, crochet dresses have made a comeback in 2022 and they’re more than acceptable anywhere. In fact just about anything crochet goes, from bucket hats to bags.
Don’t let the fact they’re woven put you off. Comfortable and breathable, they’re surprisingly cool in the summer heat – including the 40° heat we’ve seen recently.
Crochet isn’t a skill to be taken lightly. The true craft of crocheting can take hours, regardless of how long you’ve been doing it for.
This means that it can be expensive, as the labour that goes into creating a crochet dress is lengthy.
Many high street and fast fashion brands have started selling garments that can’t really be called crochet, but definitely achieve the look. These designs are created using a machine, which real crochet can’t be.
Refinery29 reported that these brands are either making imitation crochet, or underpaying their workers to achieve it.
However we understand that not everyone can afford to shell out hundreds on one garment. We advise you to choose carefully when shopping for crochet, and consider supporting independent brands to ensure they’re paid fairly for their work.
Keep scrolling for our favourite crochet dresses that will see you from everything from a day in the office, to poolside cocktails and everything in between.
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Shop crochet dresses
Bunty Blanket Stripe Midi Dress, £125, KITRI – buy now
Handmade crochet dress, from £120, Alisda Knit at Etsy – buy now
Rosy Crochet Minidress, £251, Maje – buy now
Black Crochet Mini Dress, £25, River Island – buy now
Crocheted Fringe Midi Dress, £28, & Other Stories – buy now
Belted Crochet-Knit Dress, £1,179, Missoni – buy now
Sunflower crochet dress, now £95, Wild Orange Tree – buy now
Crochet Patch Knit Mini Dress, £60, Warehouse – buy now
Reclaimed Vintage Crochet Midi Dress, £72.99, ASOS – buy now
Crochet A-Line Dress, £59.99, H&M – buy now
Cotton Crochet Stitch Dress Ivory, £56, Monsoon – buy now
Petra Crochet Midi Dress, £455, Alemais – buy now
Crocheted Mini Dress, £221, Farm Rio – buy now
Urban Revivo Midi Crochet Shirt Dress, £39.99, ASOS – buy now
Pink Crochet Mini Dress, £40, River Island – buy now