Rihanna’s Crochet Dress is Peak Craftcore

There is no place like home. Most people who leave their home country for work or other personal pursuits will probably agree that sometimes you can’t help but feel a nagging nostalgia for the little things like people, food, or even style. Hollywood stars aren’t immune to that sentiment either, as Rihanna testifies. While promoting her latest product Fenty Skin, Rihanna wore a custom crochet dress made by Instagram user @shasweets23 in Barbados. Rihanna, if you don’t remember, was born in Saint Michael, Barbados and still displays her pride for her home country on social media.

The cutting-edge artisanal look was paired with mesh square-toe pumps from Bottega Veneta (the brand has recently been a celebrity favorite, as evidenced by looks from Sophie Turner and Hailey Bieber). Colorful bracelets and rings complete Rihanna’s summer outfit. The star’s Instagram photo currently has over 7.9 million likes and with numbers like that, the dress designer herself couldn’t resist sharing the image on her personal Instagram. In a separate post, @shasweets23 wrote, “Crochet dress made by me #crochet #handmade #customize #improud #ririrockedit.” Rihanna responded to her in a comment, writing, “Thank you so much sister! Love!!! 💪🏿 Massive Bajan 🇧🇧.”

The singer is on trend with her crochet dress as this handmade look comes in tops, swimsuits, bags and more for this summer. Rihanna’s dress, arguably, took the look to the next level by mixing her custom piece with on-trend shoes from a luxury fashion house. Crochet has also been spotted on celebrities and fashion girls like Ella Emhoff and Bella Hadid. Emhoff, in fact, recently released a knitwear collection with designer Batsheva Hay that included items like a crochet bag and tops. Additionally, celebrities who have worn other takes on the DIY-inspired aesthetic include Dua Lipa in her hand-painted pants, Emily Ratajkowski in her doodle jeans, and Emma Roberts in her patchwork jacket.

As with most bespoke items, RiRi’s exact look is not readily available to purchase online. You can, however, make your own with a DIY crochet kit or stick with one of the clothing alternatives below. If you’re interested in seeing more celebrities wearing DIY outfits, check out how Hailey Bieber made herself look with foil.

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