How to rock a risky crochet dress with style for your summer vacay—just like the celebs do

Crochet dresses are *the* versatile summer piece that deserves a spot in your suitcase—here's why

Three people wearing crochet dresses for their summer streetstyle, in a cream and pink template
(Image credit: Getty Images: (L)Christian Vierig/ (M)Edward Berthelot/ (R) Edward Berthelot)

Can you name a more summer-ready trend than crochet dresses? While we wait for you to mull that one over, here's where to shop a knitted piece for your summer capsule wardrobe and how to style it.

This trend has truly become a staple of summer styling, along with that of boxer short outfits and 'Balletcore' slips, with everyone—from Love Island's Maya Jama to Sofia Richie and Doja Cat—rocking the look.

The open weave and floral patterns never fail to capture those holiday vibes, especially since they're perfect for wearing as both a bikini coverup and for a cute, vacay date night moment (accompanied by your fave vacation perfume, of course!). Here's your complete guide to the celeb-approved look...

How to style Crochet dresses

From Maya Jama's Cult Gaia crochet dress (Maya's Love Island outfits are the gifts that keep on giving), to Sofia Richie's 'Quiet Luxury' crochet co-ords from her honeymoon, the open knit look is having a big moment for summer 2023.

A post shared by ITV (@itv)

A photo posted by on

Much like the sheer dress trend, this style is perfect for wearing over a bikini (like Kendall Jenner's sheer dress and bikini combo look) or a bodysuit for a cute day look or dinner. Celebs have been repping the knitted look both on the red carpet and during their own glamorous vacations, so why not follow suit?

You can pair a crochet number with everything from chunky sandals, or flat sneakers—like the viral Adidas Samba sneakers—as well as cute shoulder bags or beach-ready straw bags and of course, a pair of chic, Hailey Bieber-esque sunglasses.

And though both Maya and Sofia have opted for cream crochet dresses, right now you can shop a knitted number in nearly every summery shade and length.

Just seeing a crochet piece, whether it's a skirt or a bucket hat, we can practically taste the Aperol Spritzes...

MIL's crochet dress picks from summer

Crochet dresses are truly timeless, they always come back around once the sun starts to shine and definitely belong a spot in your suitcase.

They're surprisingly versatile because as mentioned, you can dress them up for a vacation dinner look—where you're sipping cocktails at sunset—or down, for a casual daytime, beachy fit. Though, make sure you've applied the best sunscreens to your skin, even if you're mostly covered because crochet tanlines are not the vibe...

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.