From dresses with fringe to sexy mesh details, we’ve found the best crochet cover-ups to layer over your bikinis & swimsuits for a 2021 Hot Girl Summer.
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Throwing on a pair of jean shorts over a wet swimsuit isn’t exactly, well, a pleasant experience. It’s better to cover up with something that won’t leave a wet stain — or make you feel like you peed your pants! This is where crochet cover-ups come in handy; not only do they help you cover up as you walk from the hotel lobby to the pool, but they enhance your swimsuit — not take away from it. We’ve found the best crochet cover-ups to help you feel your cutest at the beach or pool, just as much as Shay Mitchell probably did below when she wore the black crochet cover-up slip dress below at the REVOVLVEfestival amid Coachella in 2019.
Crochet cover-ups come in all sorts of styles, so we’ve provided a wide variety. Take for instance the cardigan-style crochet piece that Teresa Giudice wore for a beach day, giving The Real Housewives of New Jersey a chance to still show off her matching crochet swimsuit (while still covering up some).
Now that you have your celebrity fashion inspo, read on to check out the affordable crochet cover-ups we’ve found:
1. Women’s Scoop Back Crochet Cover Up Dress – Kona Sol™ White
Here’s a crochet cover up dress for every situation — the beach, pool, a day club, you name it — and every bikini. The classic crochet pattern on this Kona Sol™ cover-up should complement any swimwear, whether it’s pink, nude, black, white, or has a bold pattern. The low scoop neck also gives you a chance to show off the pretty straps of your swimsuit, or wear a few statement piece necklaces! This crochet cover up dress is made of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cotton and is available in sizes small to extra large. $25, target.com
2. Bsubseach Women Embroidered Half/Long Sleeve Swimsuit Cover Up
Here’s another crochet cover-up dress, but in rainbow colors! This beach piece looks like it teleported from a beach shore in the ’70s, with its groovy knit flower pattern and long bell sleeves. The vibrant colors are also on-trend; just check the new arrivals at major swimwear brands like Frankie’s Bikinis — extra saturated colors and funky prints are all the rage right now! $28, amazon.com
3. Bsubseach Women Lace Up V Neck Long Sleeve Crochet Swimsuit Cover Up Dress
Looking for something a little longer? Here’s a stylish alternative, which should end right above your ankles. The column-cut fit and thigh-high slits on either side of the cover-up, paired with the classy cream color, give the cover-up that resort wear aesthetic. $26, amazon.com
4. Bsubseach Women Sexy Lace Crochet Open Front
Not all crochet cover-ups are dresses. If you actually would like to wear an actual outfit (like daisy dukes and a crop top) over a bikini but still incorporate the trendy knitted fabric, check out this open-front cover-up that is worn like a cardigan. The fringe detailing on the hem and the sleeves are both beachy and brunch-appropriate, making this cover-up ideal for a number of situations (and not just those where water is involved). $27, amazon.com
5. Ekouaer Women Crochet Cover Up (Plus Sizes Available)
Here’s an extra-sexy crochet cover up that’s not quite a dress, but not quite a top. This extra-short cover-up gives you the chance to show off your thighs and cute bikini bottoms and ends in pretty fringe tassels. It’s also available in beige, caramel, peacock blue, black, royal blue and fuchsia, and comes in sizes small to XX-large. $25, amazon.com
6. Ferbia Women Crochet Top Beach Cloth Drawstring Shirt Cover Up
Crochet cover ups come in the form of shirts — or in this case, blouses — too! This crochet top features the cutest cinch at the center and will pair so cutely with a pair of crochet or denim shorts. We’re obsessed with the exaggerated bell sleeves, which will bring extra attention to whatever bag or purse you’re holding! Sizes range from small to extra large. $31, amazon.com
7. acelyn Women Sexy Hollow Out Crochet Mesh set
Crochet cover-ups come in sets, too! Make a whole outfit out of your cover-up with this two-piece co-ord, which features a halter-style top that fits like its own bikini and high-waisted bottoms that emphasize your hourglass waist and derriere. Pair this set with a pair of platform thong flip flops and bold earrings! $33, amazon.com