Mindy Kaling wore a matching blue crochet dress and jacket

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Mindy Kaling is a Hollywood powerhouse who never shy away from bright, bold, and colorful outfits — and last week was no exception.

June 11, The sex life of college girls The co-creator, 42, shared three photos on Instagram in which she wears an eye-catching aqua blue ensemble consisting of a mini tank dress and matching cropped collar jacket. She accessorized with blingy heels, a tiny chain link purse and layered necklaces.

The whole thing sounds very Elle Woods, which is fitting, since Kaling is currently writing Legally Blonde 3. But aside from her preppy vibe, there’s one element of Kaling’s outfit that we take note of: the crochet fabric of her dress and jacket.

The nostalgic material that probably reminds you of your grandma’s knitting needles is making a big comeback this summer in part because of the viral coastal grandmas trend. Not only does it scream “comfortable”, but thanks to its open weave design, the crochet fabric is extremely breathable, which is essential for those hot summer days.

Although the idea of ​​wearing crochet clothes can make you feel exposed, as Kaling showed, crochet dresses with a tighter weave can actually cover you entirely while keeping you cool. Likewise, this crochet halter maxi dress isn’t all that revealing, but it does give off a laid-back, seaside vibe — and it’s only $50 at Amazon.

This cobalt blue pick with a crossover back reminds us of Kaling’s pick, and it’s on sale for just $44 at Nordstrom. If you want to show off a little more skin, this crochet beach dress is a great swimsuit cover-up and is available in black and white for just $54.

Below, shop more crochet dresses that will keep you cool this summer, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s aqua blue outfit.

Buy it! Women’s Walmart Scoop Crochet Shift Dress, $38; walmart.com

Buy it! Bardot Crochet High-Neck Mini Dress, $44.50 (origin $89); nordstrom.com

Buy it! The Drop Jayla Stripe Sleeveless Crochet Midi Dress, $49.90; amazon.com

Buy it! The Drop Jayla Sleeveless Crochet Midi Dress in Yellow, $49.90; amazon.com

Buy it! BDG Urban Outfitters Halter-Neck Striped Crochet Dress, $64; nordstrom.com

Buy it! Zara cutout crochet dress, $89.90; zara.com