Why we’re loving this sexy, summer boho coverup & vacation essential
Crochet dresses and tops aren’t just one of the biggest dress and fashion trends for Summer 2023 but a classic style you can wear summer after summer. From the pool to lunch, the beach to cocktails, they’re such a resort wear essential. As seen at The Row, Max Mara, Gabriela Hearst, Ulla Johnson and Proenza Schouler. From white to metallic crochet skirts, halter-neck tops, matching sets, crochet shorts and pants there’s styles for both the beach and street. Once a boho, beachy trend, for 2023 the look is everything from resort wear to sexy, glam metallic chic outfits. Depending on the style, it can also check off the 2023 sheer dress or fringe trend too. Here’s the crochet maxis and mini dresses I’m shopping for this season.
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Take inspiration from the crochet dresses at the 2023 runway shows
Think white crochet mini dresses with chic black trim as seen at Carolina Herrera Spring 2023. Multi-colored fringe dresses as seen at Ulla Johnson. Wide knit netted crochet maxi dresses as seen at Max Mara and Rejina Pyo that take you from the day to night with just a change of shoes and accessories.
Along with retro cross halter-neck cut out crocheted dresses as seen at Elie Saab for the ultimate in effortless Summer chic. It’s a hard trend to go wrong with. Whether you go for a sleeveless mini, halter-neck or long sleeve crochet maxi dress, plain or embellished, tight knit or wide netted styles.
Whatever your preference, the best crochet dresses will take you from poolside to evening cocktails in a flash, and everything else in between.Vogue
What to wear under a crochet dress
What you wear under a crocheted dress really comes down to where and what you’re wearing it for. If you’re wearing it on the beach or by the pool, chances are it’s as a cover up and you just have your bikini or swimsuit on underneath.
If it’s to dinner or out for everyday matching underwear, a slip dress or pasties and briefs or boy shorts are a better bet. You can even add a blazer or light jacket over the top for extra warmth. Pasties are great with halter neck styles specifically. Honestly, you can wear pretty much anything that you’d normally wear under sheer dresses or white shirts.
Generally, you don’t wear anything under your crochet top. Halter styles are more transparent than the bralette styles. If you want to be sure the ladies don’t show through, you can wear petals or pasties.Spirited and Thread Crochet
For a more fashion forward look for 2023 sheer dresses and crochet matching sets are right on trend. So now’s the time to take fashion risks and wear this in a more sexy way. To rock this trend just wear coordinating high waisted pants and a bra underneath.
There are also different degrees of how sheer the crochet is depending on the knit. If it’s a see-through crochet dress look for a dress with a lining or wear a slip if you’re not wearing it as a coverup or wanting to show too much skin.
6 more tips for what to wear under crochet clothing:
- Wear a bikini or swimsuit underneath.
- Wear a bandeau top and high waisted briefs underneath.
- Use pasties or nipple cover ups.
- Wear a slip or slip dress underneath.
- Style them with matching high waisted briefs and a bra or bralette,
- Opt for a lined crochet dress
- Wear a bodysuit under crochet dresses or tops.
What are crocheted dresses and outfits good for
With sheer dresses being a major fashion trend, you can wear crochet dresses and outfits for pretty much anything, anywhere. Except maybe church or to the office. It’s the ultimate summer style. Whether that’s for brunch, festivals, the beach, a pool coverup or vacation dinners.
30 best crochet dresses, tops & outfits to wear in 2023
Some of my favorite brands for crochet dresses and styles are Patbo whose styles are always fashion forward and besides their cut out maxis and minis, they also have the cutest crochet bralette and shorts matching sets and jumpsuits.
If you’re looking for organic, sustainable clothes, Le Kasha has some great options including this black maxi dresss with 60% off. If you don’t want to do all crochet, look for super cute crochet panels or trims like this one by Miguelina.
I also really like If you’re planning on wearing it somewhere hot, look for lightweight materials or cotton blends. Although the amount of holes in crochet helps to keep you cool anyway. For colder days, look for tighter knit crochet that doesn’t breathe as much or layer a slip dress under them.
Shop the best crochet dresses & outfits for 2023
Here’s my top pick from classic styles to fashion forward dresses and crochet matching sets for Summer 2023 from designer to luxe for less.