Top 5 crochet swimsuits & where to buy them

It’s the most popular of the season’s fashionable bikinis, so we thought it only fair to not just let you know that crochet bikinis and swimsuits are on-trend but to help you find the perfect one for yourself. And perfect means the best of the best, so after the break you’ll find Fashionising.com’s top 5 picks for the best crochet swimwear for spring 2011, from the high street to the top end.

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#5: A handmade one-off piece

We start our list of five top crochet swimwear picks with an option that always sits perfectly with the curated wardrobe concept: a custom piece. While crochet pieces abound on the internet, we found Etsy to have plenty of custom and handmade pieces to choose from.

Price: $90.00
Where from: this one comes from My Crochet Treasures on Etsy.

#4: Missoni Mare bristol zigzag crochet-knit swimsuit

There’s an inherent glamour to Missoni’s signature zigzag, especially when paired with summer’s colour palette and a plunging neckline. A finer knit crochet, Missoni’s pieces such as this one are made to be seen – near and away from the water.

Price: $575.00
Where from: net-a-porter.

#3: Name

Not every crochet swim piece has to lean to the hippy, 70s side. Kini Bikini’s nautical take is a different way to wear crochet that still fits within 2011′s bikini trends, but has an all together different feel.

Price: approximately $130.00
Where from: Kini Bikini.

#2: Topshop cream crochet bikini

A crochet bikini in it’s simplest form, you can’t go wrong with a basic string bikini and boyshort bottom in a vintage-cream colour. But more than anything does Topshop’s crochet bikini make the list for being a versatile laying piece. Wear it under summer’s sheer pieces; or with a pair of denim shorts for a festival fashion ensemble.

Price: $68.00
Where from: Topshop.

#1: Catherine Malandrino cutout crochet monokini

Catherine Malandrino’s take on a much-interpreted style wins us over for its high quality construction and beautiful cut-away shape. There’s a little extra detail to the seams and crochet pattern that makes it stand out as the perfect interpretation for poolside glamour.

Price: $195.00
Where from: net-a-porter.

You can get more inspiration on the crochet bikini trend along with all of the year’s swimwear trends by following the link to Fashionising.com’s guide.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.