There are some gorgeous swimsuit trends to try this summer (think retro floral prints, cool cutouts, and shimmery suits), but there’s one fresh, vintage-inspired swimwear trend that draws my attention more than any other: crochet swimsuits. While in recent years, crochet has become increasingly synonymous with a certain granny aesthetic (and I love me a grandma trend), these days, Gen Zers are also all over the handicraft, with cool girls posting videos on TikTok of their handmade crochet wears, including everything from bags to hats to swimwear.
So with the grandma-meets–Gen Z trend having a major moment right now, it’s time to jump on board and sport a crochet bikini or one-piece on your next outing to the beach or the pool or on vacation. Luckily, plenty of designers such as Zimmermann and Frankies Bikinis have jumped on the trend, giving crochet a cool-girl touch. Below, I’m sharing some of my favorites that are worth adding to your cart—because there’s no better time to wear crochet than summer.
Cool girls are loving Frankies Bikinis' checkered crochet sets right now.
For a subtle take on the trend, try this minimalist-chic set.
Easy to wear with denim shorts or a midi skirt après beach too.
How cute is the side stitching?
A versatile silhouette.
This brand is ethical and sustainable. Plus, how gorgeous is this silhouette?
Zimmermann has come out with some really beautiful crochet swimsuits this season.
She Made Me is a brand known for its cool crochet swimwear.
Shop the matching Essential Bikini Bottom ($70).
An affordable Amazon gem.
Simple yet striking.
Shop the matching Polihale Bikini Bottom ($121).
Such great quality.
Pricey but perfect.
If you don't want the pink check bikini, try this fun lime-green one instead.
Shop the matching Ingrid Crochet Bikini Bottom ($80).
The shells add a free-spirited, bohemian touch.
Take on the cutout trend at the same time.
This is selling fast.
This comes in a variety of cool colors.
Perfect for Missoni fans.
If you don't want to go full crochet, try this bikini with subtle stitching.
This editor already has this beautiful Etsy find in her cart.
Guaranteed to put you in the summertime spirit.