Crochet Dresses Will Be All Over for Summer 2023—Here Are 19 Pieces That Prove It

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Best crochet dresses: A collage of women wearing crochet dresses
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When you think of crochet, you probably have visions of retro, technicolor blankets or that cozy winter scarf your grandma knitted for you for Christmas that one year. But thanks in large part to Daisy Jones & the Six, the once-hot trend from the ‘70s is officially back “in” for 2023—particularly in the form of crochet dresses. (See: Dua Lipa's long-sleeve cover-up on the beaches of Jamaica.)

Everywhere we look, fashion houses and designers the world over are reinventing this sexy, stylish throwback with silhouettes that range from long maxi dresses to mini dresses that show off your gams—and we've rounded up the best of the lot.

What Is Crochet?

Crochet is a form of needlecraft that is believed to have started in Arabia or China before becoming popular in Europe in the 1700s. It involves using a special type of hook to create a delicate fabric from loops of yarn, and is different from knitting in that you use just one hook versus two. Items made using this technique tend to have less stretch. They're also characterized by durability, comfort and attractive patterns.

What Are the Best Materials for a Crochet Dress?

Before choosing a crochet dress, you'll want to look at the type of material it's made with. We've outlined a few of the most popular ones below and the benefits and downsides of each.

  • Cotton: Cotton crochet dresses will keep you cool and comfortable thanks to the breathable, moisture-wicking properties the fabric possesses, which means it won’t cling to your skin. While you’ll pay a bit more for organic cotton, it’s usually better quality and made using fewer (no) chemicals.
  • Acrylic: This material is highly affordable as it's widely available, but some people might have skin sensitivities to it. It's durable, keeps color well and tends to repel moisture, though it can also create static electricity.
  • Polyester: A strong fabric that won’t tear or stretch easily, polyester is one material you can get away with machine washing. It's also resistant to moisture. The downside? It's far from eco-friendly.
  • Wool: This breathable fabric keeps you dry but might be too hot for summer and tends to be more expensive. (You also can’t machine wash it.)

How We Chose the Best Crochet Dresses

Keeping all of the above in mind, we researched crochet dresses that would be comfortable, breathable for the warmer weather and give off those Daisy Jones vibes. We also combed through reviews galore to see which dresses actually lived up to their online hype.

The Best Crochet Dresses at a Glance

Best Crochet Midi Dress

1. One Grey Day Polly Dress

One Grey Day

  • Why We Love It: soft lining, cool fabric
  • Size Range: XS to L
  • Dress Length: midi

This fitted midi dress should hit at the perfect mid-calf length. The mostly cotton construction and open-stitch design, which allows for plenty of space between the pattern holes, will keep you nice and cool in the summer, while the rounded neckline will show off your best necklace stacks. We also like the sound of that cotton-and-cashmere lining: Say it with us: "soft."

Best Long-Sleeve Crochet Dress

2. Reformation Nora Dress


  • Why We Love It: keyhole neck, 100 percent organic cotton
  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Dress Length: mini

For those cooler evenings that you want more warmth without having to cover your 'fit, this stunning long-sleeve dress will be perfect. We can totally see Camila Morrone rocking this in her role as Camila on Daisy Jones—particularly with its intricate keyhole neck at the back. While it's a bit pricier, it's made of 100 percent organic cotton, meaning you'll likely have it in your closet for years to come. (Plus, it's better for the environment, and it is Earth Month, after all.) Just keep in mind this beauty is sheer—and we do mean sheer.

Best Crochet Maxi Dress

3. Tularosa Nora Dress


  • Why We Love It: sexy side slit, open back
  • Size Range: XXS to XL
  • Dress Length: maxi

Between the stunning salmon shade, eye-catching side slit and breezy open back of this maxi dress, you'll be ready for the summer sun in no time. It's fully lined, so there will be no need to worry about anything showing through the crochet, and it's made of a polyester blend that will be nice and tough.

Best Crochet Mini Dress

4. Spell Iluka Dress


  • Why We Love It: versatile style, breathable, see-through panel
  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Dress Length: mini

For a dress that will work just as well with a pair of stilettos for date night as it will with flip-flops at the beach, check out this cotton-blend mini. In addition to its breathable fabric, it's got a sexy open panel at the stomach for a bit of edge (and air). Buyers do note that it runs a little small, however, so order up if you're in between sizes.

Best Crochet Halter Dress

5. Damson Madder Bessie Dress

Damson Madder

  • Why We Love It: bold pattern, durable, adjustable tie neck
  • Size Range: 2 to 12
  • Dress Length: mini

Looking to make a statement at your next outdoor gathering? Allow us to introduce you to this little halter number. The colorful pattern is practically made for Instagram and the sturdy polyester blend means you won't need to worry about snagging it like you might with something more delicate. In fact, you can throw it in the wash once you've taken it for a spin. There's also tie at the neck for easy adjusting.

Best Striped Crochet Dress

6. Stradivarius Stripe Dress


  • Why We Love It: intricate crochet pattern, machine-washable
  • Size Range: XS to L
  • Dress Length: mini

If you can't picture yourself sipping Mai Tais on a patio in this striped crochet dress, you're doing it wrong. The bold, bright colors proudly announce the warmer season on sight and despite its intricate pattern (check out that granny square band at the top!), Stradivarious says you can throw it right in the machine. What's not to love?

Best Loose Crochet Dress

7. Cupshe Hollow Out Dress


  • Why We Love It: beach-ready, good value
  • Size Range: S to XXL
  • Dress Length: maxi

If you prefer a dress that's not glued to your curves, this flowy maxi will pull over your head nicely. Customers say the viscose fabric is plenty quality, and it shows just the right amount of skin. "Made me feel covered enough that I wasn't self conscious about everything hanging out," wrote one happy buyer. Most note that it does run big, however, with one shopper writing, "If you like something moderately oversized, stick with your usual size or one size down. Otherwise, size one to two sizes down for a more snug/body-hugging look."

Best Casual Crochet Dress

8. Seyurigaoka Bodycon Dress


  • Why We Love It: budget-friendly, two styles in one
  • Size Range: S to XXL
  • Dress Length: mini

For a simple everyday option, we like this striped piece from Amazon. For one thing, the neck can be worn as a halter or criss-crossed for a totally different style. The material is lightweight and the adjustable ties mean you can make it as tight or as loose as you need for the girls.

Best Crochet Bodycon Dress

9. Flook The Label Emberly Dress

Flook The Label

  • Why We Love It: intricate needlework, hugs curves
  • Size Range: XS to L
  • Dress Length: maxi

Warning: curves ahead. This form-fitting showstopper cuts a super flattering silhouette. Made of a luxe rayon—a fabric that's been said to wear "as good as cotton and feel as good as silk—the quality will be worth the extra effort it will take to hand-wash it. Trust us—you're gonna want to preserve that stunning inset and fringe hem.

Best '70s-Inspired Crochet Dress

10. Chloefairy Stripe Dress


  • Where to Buy It: affordable, bold colors, adjustable top
  • Size Range: S to XL
  • Dress Length: mini

Featuring a bold, bright-colored striped design, this is an influencer-worthy festival pick if we ever saw one. It has an easy pull-on design and you can adjust the ties at the top, but note that, according to reviewers, it runs short."This dress is very cute but runs small," warns one buyer.

Best Granny Square Crochet Dress

11. Tildemmann Granny Square Dress


  • Why We Love It: handmade, retro vibe
  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Dress Length: maxi

Manifest your inner Flower Power with this ‘70s-inspired granny square dress that features colorful blocks atop a white crochet base: It practically screams "Woodstock." Handmade with cotton yarn, it also "hugs the body perfectly and reaches the knee"—this according to the maker.

Best Beach Crochet Dress

12. L'Academie Persis Dress


  • Why We Love It:
  • Size Range: XS to L
  • Dress Length: midi

Just the garment for layering over your swimsuit while poolside, we're gaga over this 100 percent cotton dress. Unlined, it has a low-cut back that will let in the breeze. It does run small, according to Commerce Director Nicole Briese, so size up for a more draped fit. Oh. And did we mention it's at a 75 percent discount?

Best Crochet Cutout Dress

13. Nufiwi Cutout Dress


  • Why We Love It: semi-open back, lightweight
  • Size Range: S to XXL
  • Dress Length: maxi

This crochet-style dress is a "cut" above the rest (see what we did there?) thanks to its side cutouts that are designed to show off just the right amount of skin and give the illusion of an open back. It's lightweight and breathable, thanks to the mostly cotton fabric, and you can tighten or loosen it with the back tie.

Best Crochet Lace Dress

14. Lulus Adara Dress


  • Why We Love It: bra-friendly, intricate design
  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Dress Length: mini

This lace dress with a crochet look is mostly lined, so unlike many of the options on this list, you can wear what you like underneath. One buyer especially loved that it's strapless bra-friendly, "This was perfect because it is not see through at all and has a high back, so I can wear a strapless bra," the reviewer raved.

Best Plus-Size Crochet Dress

15. The Drop Jayla Dress

The Drop

  • Why We Love It: wide size range
  • Size Range: XXS to 5X
  • Dress Length: maxi

Crochet is for any size, and this dress will suit all beautiful body types. Made of 100 percent cotton, it can be machine washed and hits right above the ankles. The halter neckline and tie-shoulder straps keep it in place, but it does fit on the snugger side, so size up if you need to (you've got plenty of options!). We know what we'll be wearing to next weekend's farmer's market...

Best Crochet Cover-Up Dress

16. Pcunitly Crochet Cover Up


  • Why We Love It: drawstring closure, versatile wear
  • Size Range: S to 3X
  • Dress Length: mini

When you want to look your best both in and out of the water, there's this beach cover-up, stitched in the crochet style. It's semi-sheer design will keep you covered for a lunch break or while enjoying cocktails while still letting your bikini peak through. With a drawstring closure, it’s recommended to order a size up if you want it to fit loosely. Slits on either side, meanwhile, give it an even a sexier look.

Best Multicolor Crochet Dress

17. Maje Multicolour Dress


  • Why We Love It: designer style, unique back ties
  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Dress Length: midi

This one has a fun lace-up back that will show off your tan and is made of a breezy cotton and polyamide blend that won't leave you sweltering in its fabric. The designer label means it can be counted on to not fall apart in two wears, and it's 30 percent off in your cart right now, too—score!

Most Unique Crochet Dress

18. Love the Label Tiered Dress

Love the Label

  • Why We Love It:
  • Size Range: XS to L
  • Dress Length: mini

The dramatic tiers and button-up bodice on this mini dress from Anthropologie offer a unique look no one else will be wearing at your neighborhood BBQ. Those delicate sheer sleeves should be hand-washed to keep them pristine, though—something that will also help extend the life of that vibrant kelly green hue.

Most Colorful Crochet Dress

19. Marine Layer stripe Dress

Marine Layer

  • Why We Love It: bright stripes, machine-washable
  • Size Range: XS to XL
  • Dress Length: mini

We have a hard time imagining a summer day in which you wouldn't want to wear this square neck-mini by Marine Layer. The cotton and acrylic blend fabric can go in the wash—just be sure to lay it flat to dry—and the brand calls out that it's a perfect day-to-night piece.

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