The Over 40-Year-Old Trend We'll Be Wearing All Summer

Our favorite retro fabric is back and better than ever. While we'll argue that crochet clothing never really left—it's been around since the '60s and '70s—this summer we're learning to master the art of wearing the texture well beyond the beach.

Crochet clothing has officially joined the ranks of our other favorite summer-friendly fabrics like linen and cotton. And whether a top, dress, romper, or pants, crochet clothing exudes that chic effortlessness everyone wants to achieve when wearing clothes becomes a burden in scorching heat.

Ahead find 16 crochet clothing pieces we can't wait to wear all summer because whether paired with sneakers, block heels, or strappy sandals, this trend just gets better and better.

Opt for a crochet dress the next time you want to take your new kicks out for a walk.

Available in sizes 0 to 14.

Does it get more retro than this? We think not.

Available in sizes 2 to 12.

Not your average bralette.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Say hi to our new favorite minidress.

Available in sizes S/M to M/L.

Do stripes the crochet way.

Available in sizes XS to L.

The crochet shorts you didn't know you needed.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Cop this number for your next beach party.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You won't break a sweat with these black shorts.

Available in sizes 30 to 44.

Beat the heat with this red crop top.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Halter top fans, this one is for you.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Elevate your poolside look with this miniskirt.

Available in sizes XXS to L.

Dip your toes into the crochet trend with this flowy maxi dress.

Available in sizes S to L.

This slinky slip dress? Count us in.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Polo shirts also get the crochet treatment.

Available in sizes 36 to 48.

Crochet looks even better when it's a neutral colorway.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Welcome to your new crochet-filled summer wardrobe.

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