Crochet was originally a favorite of craft and doilies maker the world over, but now it has become a fashionable and chic clothing option. Because designers are adding sexy silhouettes and edgy accessories, crochet is shedding its matronly image and emerging as solid fashion contender. Emilio Pucci, Chanel, Isabel Marant and Diane von Furstenberg all featured dazzling crochet inspired pieces at this year’s runway shows. Hollywood starlets like Zoe Saldana and Miley Cyrus have both been spotted strutting around town in relaxed and effortless crochet tops, only adding to the growing popularity of this look. The great thing about crochet is that it’s both stylish and multi-functional; it’s got the potential to be worked into accessories like purses, bracelets and scarves, as well as clothing.

For a summer outfit that has a crochet touch we recommend a chic and simple crochet shift dress, it can be either solid color or printed. If you opt for the solid color dress then we suggest a bright and fresh color like peach or mint. Pair your dress with nude wedges and boho style bangle bracelets. For an office appropriate take on crochet we recommend a crochet black fitted skirt with a tucked in white t-shirt and black blazer. We love the monochromatic colors of this outfit, plus the crochet is subtle enough for the office but still able to give the outfit some individuality.

Try The Trend Tips

Ready to add some crochet pieces to your wardrobe, well here are a few tips to help you select the best pieces for you.

If you’re planning on wearing crochet for the cold weather months they we highly recommend investing in crochet outerwear like a trench coat, cape or blazer.  Make sure that your crochet outwear has a thick lining so it actually keeps you warm, as well as looking chic.

Try layering with crochet, since its easy to find sheer crocheted pieces we suggest you play with laying different pieces underneath it. You could opt for a simple tank or even a sexy bandeau top.