This boho-chic hallmark is a summertime staple - yet again. The trendlet Basic bikinis, chic cover-ups, beach bags, halters (and their funky cousins, bralettes) are lighter, airier, and beachwear-perfect this summer when fashioned from ecru-hued crochet. Even wide-legged trousers are getting into the loopy-stitched action.
Dom Streater has worked hard since her dynamic Season 12 Project Runway win almost three years ago. She's built an online-only women's wear brand that caters to women older than 40 who dig a funky print jumpsuit, dress, or - this summer's breakout must-have piece - caftan.
Elizabeth Wellington is the fashion columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She covers celebrity style, pop-culture and the burgeoning local designer scene.