The Growing Pointelle Knitwear Trend Comes Approved by French Women


As we move further into the warmer seasons I’m ready to shop some lightweight items that I can layer during the spring months but that can also hold their own during summer. As a fashion editor, my wardrobe is naturally brimming with cotton tees and ribbed vest tops, but I’m looking to elevate my capsule collection with an equally versatile yet interesting design.

Beloved by French women, the pointelle knitwear trend is the relaxed and feminine wardrobe basic I’m shopping right now. You know spring has arrived in Paris whenever you begin to see the city’s fashionable dwellers pluck pointelle pieces from their wardrobes.

Influencer styles a pointelle knit cardigan.

Now, the knit is inspiring a host of Brit girls this season, too, as Google searches for pointelle knitwear have surged over the past few days. Evolving from the “coquette” aesthetic that dominated over the winter months, the pointelle knitwear trend taps into a similar feminine energy through the use of intricate detailing, form-fitting designs and girlish motifs including hearts and flowers.

Influencer wears a pointelle knit cardigan.

From Dôen’s puff-sleeve knitted top to Topshop’s lightweight tee, there are plenty of pointelle pieces to shop right now, whatever your budget. Read on to discover our favourite pointelle knitwear items on the market.