Pages

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Look at Crochet


Diane Von Furstenburg; Source

Hello, my friends. I hope you are having a fantastic week.  Now that it is summer, my thoughts have turned to suitable summer wear. My fascination with crochet clothing has reached its peak; particularly, since I have seen so many beautiful crochet dresses, tops and shorts here and there this spring and summer. I fear that in this case my desire to add crochet pieces to my wardrobe has reached fever pitch.  Before too much longer, I am sure I will be adding a new crochet, please fill in the blank here, to my wardrobe. It is fill in the blank because I am not quite sure what I want to invest in.  I already have a sleeveless pastel yellow crochet top which I acquired from retailer The LOFT many years ago now. I absolutely adore it and will most certainly be taking it out of hibernation soon but I think it needs a partner. It has been the only crochet piece in my wardrobe for ages. Perhaps, I will add a pair of crochet shorts to my wardrobe. I have an affinity for boho-chic clothing lately and crochet shorts would certainly fit with my newest obsession. I am far from alone in my fascination with crochet clothing. It has been red-carpet ready, wedding-worthy and a street style commodity for many, many years and I have the evidence below to prove it:
Joan Smalls; Source
Raquel Welch and Patrick Curtis on their Wedding Day in 1967; Source



Taylor Swift; Source


 
Miranda Kerr; Source
Naoemie Harris; Source
Maggie Gylenhall; Source
Rachel Bilson; Source
Sophia Bush; Source
Kristen Stewart; Source
Twiggy; Source
 
Beyoncé: Source



Kate Bosworth; Source



 
Somehow, the beauty of crochet fabric has gotten under my skin in the most affecting way. I think it is the softness of the fabric and the crochet patterns that appeal to me so much. Perhaps, it is really my past desire to learn the technique of crocheting that has impacted me so. My personal motto has always been that since I can’t design clothing or make it the next best thing is to show my love of fashion through my style and my writing. I also just have a feeling that whatever crochet garment I add to my wardrobe styling the newest addition to my wardrobe will be so much fun.  I could go full-on bohemian by matching my crochet garment of choice with a wide-brimmed hat or give it a touch of modern sensibility by pairing it with a fedora.



Of course, when it comes to crochet, I am not sure anything can top the simple beauty of a white crochet dress. 

Source
Source


 
 


Source




Source

 

Oh, just think about the different textile pairing possibilities.  Consider how often it is paired with both natural and man-made textiles: Cotton, linen, silk, denim and a hodgepodge of other fabrics that are summer-friendly are such appealing partners for crochet pieces, are they not? When a fabric is as pretty as crochet is it knows how to play well with other fabrics. Fashion houses, throughout the years, such as Chanel, Christian Dior Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Emilio Pucci and Christopher Kane consistently recognize its beautiful qualities so if you are not on board yet, come on, what’s stopping you?
Chanel SS14; Source


Chanel SS14; Source



 
Chloe SS14; Source
 
Oscar de la Renta SS14; Source
Oscar de la Renta SS14; Source

 
 

Marc Jacobs SS11; Source
Proenza Schouler 2013; Source
 
Tory Burch SS14 RTW; Source
Tory Burch SS14; Source
 
Ralph Lauren SS11
 
Bec and Bridge AW11; Source
 
Bec and Bridge AW11; Source
 
 
Tommy Hilfiger SS14; Source
 

Jil Sander SS12; Source




 
 
If you have not quite decided that crochet is worthy of some love this summer, maybe you will be inspired by the looks below. I think they will prove the reason as to why crochet clothing has seen such a huge resurgence this season beyond just being displayed as festival wear. Although, for those of you boho fashion lovers out there you always knew that crochet clothing has serious cred. I say, if you are so inclined, go forth and put crochet clothing on display this season. 

Designers, such as Sister by Sibling, are creating some innovative looks with crochet garments so if you like your crochet with some sass I urge you to take a look at some of the designers known for modernizing this soft, vintage textile. I confess that while I love crochet I was quite surprised at how much this textile is used amongst designers throughout the year. It is a testament to the fact that it continues to draw attention because there is an inescapable softness and beauty that it possesses.

Source
 
Source


Source


Source



Source



Source



Source



Source
  

What do you think of crochet clothing? Is it a hit or a miss? I am leaving you with a few of my favorite crochet runway looks to help you decide.

Until next time, stay stylish.

 



Emilio Pucci SS14
Herve Leger SS14; Source
Herve Leger SS14; Source
Herve Leger SS14; Source
 
Michael Kors SS14; Source
 
 
 
 

70 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Hi, Jessica:

      I think crochet separates are so perfect for summer. I am glad you like the selections I featured.

      Sharon

      Delete
  2. I like you post with that choice off crochet..
    I'm in love with crochet.
    I will like to make a maxi dress all with, crochet, tulle...
    :)

    Tristanementvotre.blogpost.fr

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much. I am really liking the crochet pieces I have seen from designers. I think they are so inventive. I hope you get to make your dress. It will surely be such a chic piece with the mixture of textiles.

      Sharon

      Delete
  3. Awesome post Sharon! I love crochet...the intricate patterns amaze me and I definitely think crochet can be worn during the summer. I love crochet dresses and halter tops the best for this time of year.

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Keisha. The patterns are mind-blowing. I really wish I had the patience to learn the craft of crocheting. Crochet dresses are so pretty.

      Sharon

      Delete
  4. Sharon me gustaron mucho las imágenes seria muy bueno si lo agrandaras un poco mas para poderlas apreciarlas mejor. A mi también me encanta en crochet aquí en Perú estamos en invierno pero ni bien llegué el verano seguro lo usaré!
    Milagros
    http://elblogdeshaniqua.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your comment. Crochet pieces are absolutely gorgeous and perfect for summer.

      Sharon

      Delete
  5. Hi, Sharon! Great post! I love crochet and you made me remember a blue crochet dress that I have... I love the photos you put in this post, they inspired me! XOXO

    http://simplymissk.weebly.com/home/my-black-and-white-jacket

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Keziah:

      I am so glad this post was inspiring. It is so thrilling to rediscover lovely but forgotten about wardrobe pieces. I hope you wear that dress soon.

      Sharon

      Delete
  6. OH, what a fab dress selection, thay are all so extraordinary!
    xoxo
    http://pandamone.blogspot.com/2014/07/kissnchange.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are quite glamorous; especially, the white dresses. Thanks so much for visiting.

      Sharon

      Delete
  7. I love this post! Rachel Bilson always looks stunning and the white selection is just beautiful!

    ella-rosecrown.blogspot.co.uk

    Ella x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Ella:

      Rachel Bilson is stunning. She has great style. Now that she is expecting it will be so interesting to see her version of maternity chic. I am so pleased you enjoyed this post.

      Sharon

      Delete
  8. It is quite beautiful. I could kick myself for not splurging on a crochet dress that I found on clearance at Anthropologie. I kept staring at it. Then I chose not to try it on and I left the store. A very sad moment for Glenda's closet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have done that too, Glenda. Usually, when I return to the store the item I regretted not purchasing is gone. Thanks for stopping by.

      Sharon

      Delete
  9. love all!
    xo

    http://devsnochaos.blogspot.fr/

    ReplyDelete
  10. I like crochet. It's great for the summer. The pics are great inspiration!

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Cristina, for your visit and comment.

      Sharon

      Delete
  11. I think it is very trendy atm!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gail:

      Thanks for the visit. I really appreciate your insight.

      Sharon

      Delete
  12. I'm absolutely in love with crochet clothes, especially dresses. I just found some great inspirations for my next outfits! <3
    Thank you so much!

    Love
    Diana from fashiondolls
    www.modepuppen.net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am so happy that this post gave you some inspiration, Diana. I love your dungarees post btw. The look is so charming. Thanks for visiting.

      Sharon
      http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

      Delete
  13. I love lace dresses! all these looks are gorgeous!:)

    www.Lorietta.cz

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Petra. I hope you have a terrific week.

      Sharon

      Delete
  14. Adore crochet in the summer! What a fab post!

    Tatyana x
    Secret little Stars
    www.secretlittlestars.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Tatyana:

      I am so glad you like the post. I actually discovered more crochet finds in my closet. I just wore my crochet bag to a music festival yesterday. I am just so enamored with crochet right now.

      Sharon

      Delete
  15. Crochet detail is so perfect for summer time! Thanks for taking a look at my blog, yours is lovely!

    http://cluniburton.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Cluni:

      I am glad you visited. Let's stay in touch.

      Sharon

      Delete
  16. Crochet in white thread looks so beautiful in the summer, especially when laid over the top of another, bright summery colour! Loving the amazing range you've uncovered!

    http://www.foodfashfit.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much. It does look fantastic as a layering piece. I am so glad you visited and appreciate your comment.

      Sharon

      Delete
  17. Crochet! Great post! :)
    http://wonderfullymadebypris.weebly.com/

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love crochet little black dresses with subtle transparencies. You chose such lovely images! X

    http://www.blancivory.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Amy:

      I do too. The mixed media crochet dresses are phenomenal. I love the crochet and mesh dresses that are trending right now.

      Sharon

      Delete
  19. Hi Sharon...I love crochet because it's different!! Great blog post! Makes me want to make a purchase! ;))

    Take care!
    Humblebeauty29.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am glad you like the post. I have already started shopping my closet and wearing the crochet clothing and accessories I already own but I do want to make another purchase soon.

      Sharon

      Delete
  20. Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Valentina. I will definitely keep in touch.

      Sharon

      Delete
  21. I love some of the crocheted looks while some of them try a little bit too hard. The tory burch dress from ss 14 is my favorite one. I remember when I saw that come down the runway.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I like Tory Burch's collection for sure. Thanks for providing your input.

      Sharon

      Delete
  22. Me encanta el crochet!!!! Es super romántico y elegante.
    Bsss guapa
    http://unvestidorconideas.blogspot.com.es/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is absolutely a romantic vibe that crochet protrudes; particularly, white crochet dresses. They are so charming.

      Sharon

      Delete
  23. me encanta el crochet en verano, el vestido de chanel es increible. besito
    http://www.littleprettymess.com
    Instagram @littleprettymess
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/7279767

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Chanel pieces are superb. It is great that couture designers are recognizing the appeal of crochet and including it more in their collections.

      Sharon

      Delete
  24. wow! crochet is cool! and is comming back strongly!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sure is, Virginia. It is wonderful that designers are creating fashion-forward looks with it too.Thanks for visiting.

      Sharon

      Delete
  25. I admit, I have never given crocheting a second thought...but whoa! changed my mind with this collection of photos. I love that neat crochet'd outfit that Twiggy is wearing. Anyway, great selection of photos! When I go shopping next, I now want to look for some crochet clothing :)

    -Catrine

    http://studio815.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Catrine. It always makes me feel great when one of my posts is deemed to be inspiring. Your posts about the hair dye trend is fascinating. I am so glad you visited my blog.

      Sharon

      Delete
  26. I love crochet, especially during the summer. This is such a wonderful selection of inspiration photos!
    xox,
    Cee
    www.cocoandvera.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Cee. I am so glad you visited and like the post.

      Sharon

      Delete
  27. Crochet is very on trend at the moment even several online shopping!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It sure is. Thanks for visiting, Gail. I enjoyed reading your two recent posts about dressing outside of your comfort zone. I think it is great you decided to experiment by wearing girly pieces. I look forward to your next post.

      Sharon

      Delete
  28. Replies
    1. Thank you, Manasi. I hope you enjoy your weekend, as well.

      Sharon

      Delete
  29. i love that on miranda kerr!

    elena
    http://aifashiongirls.wordpress.com/
    http://aifashiongirls.wordpress.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She has great style. I love the entire look. The mixture of crochet and leather is so appealing.

      Sharon

      Delete
  30. Awesome ideas! I wish I knew how to crochet, seriously...

    Elle
    http://luxuryready2wear.eu/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wish I knew how to crochet, as well. If only I had the patience to learn. I think the patterns are so beautiful.

      Sharon

      Delete
  31. Great post! :)

    http://fashionimperfect.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
  32. A mi tambien me encanta el crochet, es una magnifica recopilación de prendas, me encanta
    http://sicoppeliavistieradeprada.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Crochet patterns certainly lead to charming fashion looks. Thanks for your visit and comment, Elia.

      Sharon

      Delete