Crochet, the gear most often seen being worn at Venice beach has made a strong comeback this summer. Thank the hippy gods. Department stores to the smallest boutiques have been pumping out more and more of the fibery good stuff; which has even lead to designers like Wildfox trying out some hook action for themselves.
Keep reading to see inspiring crochet swimmers and to learn about the top crochet swim designers.
Wildfox Swim ventured out into the deep blue this summer with crochet mono-kini and bikinis alike! The three different styles come in ivory or black and can be purchased here (or click on the image above to shop the featured look).
While Wildfox swim is my hands down favorite swimwear overall, when it comes to crochet I favor designers who specialize in crochet swimwear. Two crochet pros I have in mind are SHE MADE ME and A LOVE STORY by A.F.
Let's start out with She Made Me…
SHE MADE ME swimwear is created by the lovely Chloe Dunlop (all handmade). My favorite pieces from her generous selection (it says limited quantities available but the online store always seems stocked to me) are the Essential gathered bralette bikini tops. The essential gathered bralette tops are long enough to wear as a crop top (perfect with some boyfriend jeans and birkinstocks) and have the adorable tassels that make SHE MADE ME swim really stand out.
Check out the latest look book titled "Sun Escape" below and shop SHE MADE ME here.
My personal favorite when it comes to crochet bikinis? A Love Story by A.F.
The designer, Alyssa Ferguson, hand makes each piece in either Hawaii or Bali (a traveling soul). While she does specialize in bikinis (especially Brazilian cuts!) she also creates the most wonderful crochet shorts and dresses (my favorite piece I own of hers is a rainbow crochet dress). Alyssa has plenty of beautiful friends that model her swimwear on instagram, and since most of her friends live in Hawaii, Bali, Australlia or Los Angeles the pictures they take are always look book worthy. You can check out my old post on A LOVE STORY here, see some of the insta-pictures below, and shop the collection here xo
And here's me getting some 70s vibes in my A LOVE STORY crochet rainbow dress (made for swimming in the ocean) and my "I survived" shipwrecked crew from Wildfox.