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13 Reasons Why We’re Hooked on Crochet Dresses

The best crochet dresses are no-brainer outfit solutions on a hot summer day. Comfortable and breathable, these garments are made by interlocking loops of yarn or thread, using a crochet hook. This technique is done by hand, allowing designers to create some truly unique pieces that can be treasured for years to come. Since the process can be so intricate and laborious, today’s crochet dresses should be seen as investment pieces, focusing on the art, craft, and care they require, rather than a fleeting trend.



For their latest collection, Colombia’s authority on botanical-strewn romance returns with fresh references, added texture, and reimagined silhouettes. Alongside their signature hyper-feminine dresses and matching sets, pieces come alive with quilted fabrics, intricate florals, fringe, and the rich embroideries that first propelled the brand to fame.


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Magda Butrym's namesake tote is appliquéd with crocheted 3D flowers - the pretty detail is a brand signature. It's made from smooth cream satin and has a detachable strap threaded with a variety of pebble-shaped beads. Use the leather drawstrings to secure your cardholder, lip-gloss and small pack of mints inside.


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“We believe getting lost in the details is a wonderful place to be found.” – Cult Gaia

Cult Gaia describes its ethos as “creating Objets d'Art that make you look twice” and with the Nazanin top, it’s clear this mission has been achieved. Formed entirely of crocheted raffia yarn, it speaks to the label’s spring-based inspiration with oversized flora that’s too ornate to be glanced over.



Firmly rooted in sustainability, the born and bred New Yorker designs one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by her nomadic lifestyle. Founded in 2018 and quickly acclaimed, all pieces are sustainably produced using cellulose based fibers and plant-based dyes either locally made in NYC or ethically sourced from Mexico and Hong Kong.


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This season, the Olsens perpetuate their mastery of exquisite materials to create superior wardrobe staples. On display for Pre-Fall '23, an unexpected dose of playfulness adjoined the brand's serene and loosely tailored refinement.


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Crocheted from cotton yarn, the 'Christa' top has a body-skimming silhouette finished with a scalloped hemline. Wear yours with tailored pants or a billowy maxi skirt.


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This season features Alejandra Alonso Rojas intricate crochet and dip-dyed techniques in signature silks in effortless, figure-skimming silhouettes that channel the ease and seduction of ‘90s-era models.

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Crafted from silk with a crocheted overlay, this maxi skirt features a trumpet silhouette with a pleated, flared hem. Style yours with a relaxed knit and slingback pumps for an elevated day look.


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The Oscar de la Renta Resort '24 collection embodies the excitement of winter’s seasonal shift to spring, when wildlife reappears and blooms reemerge to paint the city in color again. Through a color story of vibrant hues and bold prints, Co-Creative Directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia enliven elegant silhouettes, polished tailoring and sophisticated design techniques.


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This mini has an A-line cut made from 3D gardenia-patterned crocheted cotton that ties sweetly at the back with black ribbon. Accessorize with a pair of the label's signature drop earrings.


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Impressively plastic free, Akoia Swim has devoted all of its sourcing, production, and packaging to sustainable and ethical practices. Their signature crocheted designs are sultry, hand-made and intended to last, battling fast fashion and consumerism one swimsuit at a time.


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Barely a year old, Rachel Scott’s line is both a rich collaboration with and an homage to her home country, Jamaica. At her hands, crochet—crafted by a group of female artisans in Jamaica—is reimagined to unique effect.


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An update to the best-selling 'Web' top, this elongated hand-crocheted top includes raw-edge charmeuse straps, contrast edging, and a side-button closure. Wear over a tank, poplin shirt, bandeau, bra top, or on its own.



Entering his 10th year at the helm of the French house, Julien Dossena hones and updates his past hits—while setting the stage for his Fall ’23 runway. Channeling the effervescence and sizzling nightlife of 1980 Paris are playful juxtapositions—from sharp, zebra-printed tailoring paired with crystal-strewn trompe l’oeil bustiers to metal mesh teamed with khaki cargos or a Fair Isle knit.


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Crocheted entirely from cotton, this mini skirt has a low-rise, slim-fitting silhouette, detailed by interwoven silver beading and hip-skimming fringe. Style as set with the co-ordinating top from the label.


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For her Spring ‘23 Chloé collection—shown at Paris’ Pavilion Vendôme—Gabriela Hearst channeled her fascination with environmental innovations into futuristic spins on the French house’s signature codes. Inspired by a new clean energy sourced from the stars, she balances a rounded-edged romance with cool industrial elements and—as always—thoughtful fabrications.



Boasting meticulous hand-detailing, ornate crochet, and organic fabrications, Rachel Scott’s line is both a rich collaboration and a homage to her home country, Jamaica.

The 'Mount' maxi dress is crocheted in a net design with contrasting side seams. Style yours with tonal undergarments and strappy pumps.



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