Cast your mind back to the beginning of summer and you might remember the pop-culture phenomenon that was Harry Styles' Watermelon Sugar video. The clip featured Styles amongst a group of revellers on the beach eating fruit while clad in an array of brightly coloured, vintage-printed swim and resort wear.
The video also featured an extensive collection of crochet, much of which was worn by Harry himself. Now, whether or not you like to believe in the power of 'The Harry Styles Effect' it seems the popularity of crochet has risen this exponentially this summer following the on-trend video. In fact, according to fashion search engine, Lyst, searches from crochet clothing have risen by 85% since July. While specific searches for crochet dresses and shorts have also seen an increase.
Evidently, Harry Styles is not the only one loving the retro-inspired trend, as crochet has also been championed by several members of the fashion set this season. From Lucy Williams to Bettina Looney and Chrissy Rutherford, the detailed design has become the style of choice for beachside holidays and summer staycations. Given our current obsession with all things nostalgia, we're hardly surprised this seventies-inspired look is currently on our radar.
Keep scrolling to see how the fashion set is wearing crochet and then shop our edit of the best crochet pieces below.
How the style set are wearing crochet:
Style Notes: Poolside style has never looked better. Here, Chrissy Rutherford opts for a colourful crochet maxi dress.
Style Notes: Bettina Looney chose this Dodo Bar Or number as a bikini cover up while on vacation recently.
Style Notes: A crochet skirt is the perfect way to cover up bikinis, as evidenced here by Lucy Williams in Marysia.
Style Notes: Lady Amelia Windsor wearing a crochet mini dress, by recently-launched label, Cro Che.
Style Notes: A summer look if we've ever seen one, crochet detailed mini dress and bucket hat.
Shop our crochet edit:
Marysia Tasseled Crocheted Bamboo Midi Skirt (£551)
H&M Crocheted Top (£70)
Rose Carmine Metallic Striped Crocheted Maxi Dress (£596)
Cro - Che Baby Love Dress (£225)
Gucci Halterneck Striped Crocheted Wool Top (£870)
H&M Crocheted Flounced Dress (£40)
My Beachy Side Crochet-Knit Cotton Midi Dress (£214)
Mango Crochet Top (£10)
Vero Moda Midi Dress With v Neck (£13)
Miu Miu Floral Crochet Dress (£1300)
& Other Stories Crochet Lace Top (£75)
Mango Crochet Top ($10)
Dodo Bar or Jane Crocheted-Cotton Maxi Dress (£228)
& Other Stories Cotton Crochet Short Sleeve Cardigan (£55)
Framed Framed Santorini Crochet Cropped Top - Farfetch (£106)
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