Grandma-Meets–Gen Z Swimsuits Are Trending—Let Me Explain



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.

This Cult Gaia set was practically made for a summer vacation.

Shop the matching Dylan Bikini Bottom ($148).

We love this pretty color palette.

Shop the matching Etta Crochet Bikini Bottom ($121). 


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).

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.

This comes in a variety of cool colors.

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.

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