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Embrace Summer Trends: Crochet for the Midlife Petite Woman

(This dress is from BooHoo )

As summer rolls in, new trends make a splash, and crochet is undeniably one of the hottest looks this season. Crochet dresses, tops, cardigans, skirts, and even trousers are everywhere, making bold statements with intricate patterns and vintage charm.

For many, crochet pieces evoke a hippy vibe and a sense of sustainability, especially those made from recycled yarns. If you’re lucky enough to know someone who crochets, or if you have the skill yourself, it’s a wonderful way to stay stylish. However, as petites, finding the right fit can be a bit challenging. Here are some tips to help you embrace this trend effortlessly.

The Crochet Conundrum

Crochet garments can add bulk, something many of us want to avoid. The open weave can also be quite revealing, so layering with a cami or an underslip is essential. These layers also help the garment hang better and enhance the overall look.

Dresses: The Cream of the Crop

Cream crochet-style dresses are particularly popular, ranging from clingy to straight cuts. Designer dresses often exceed £1000, but their quality is unmatched, offering softer, more forgiving fabrics compared to their cheaper dresses. If you have an hourglass figure, straight styles might not accentuate your curves without a belt, potentially making you appear shapeless. However, when styled right, they can look stunning on petite frames.

If a full crochet dress feels too daunting, consider adding smaller pieces into your wardrobe. A crochet bag can add a touch of bohemian chic to any outfit. For a more substantial addition, think about a crochet jacket. A short, boxy jacket can complement many outfits, while a longer style can add elegance and versatility.

Crochet is not just for the tall and willowy; with the right pieces and styling, it can be a fabulous trend for midlife petite women. Whether a statement dress or a subtle accessory, crochet offers endless possibilities to refresh your summer wardrobe. So, embrace the charm of crochet and enjoy the timeless elegance it brings to your style.

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