11 best eyelet dresses and tops we’re obsessed with for spring

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Add these eyele pieces to your spring and summer wardrobe.
Add these eyelet pieces to your spring and summer wardrobe.

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Although there are new trends each year for spring and summer fashion, nothing beats the timelessness of eyelet. The delicate cutwork detail of eyelet gained popularity in the 1800s as a carefully crafted embroidery technique used to create feminine patterns on articles of women's clothing. 

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The eyelet technique, also known as broderie Anglaise (French for English embroidery), was traditionally used on white fabric for dresses, skirts and undergarments. The time consuming process made eyelet pieces something of a luxury, but these days eyelet is a summery and romantic detail on many of our more casual wardrobe pieces in an array of colours and patterns. 

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To help you prepare your wardrobe for the warmer weather, we've gathered some of our favourite eyelet looks that you'll be reaching for year after year. 

Seen Worn Kept Edwina Eyelet Blouse

Edwina Eylet Blouse - Anthropologie.
Edwina Eylet Blouse - Anthropologie.

This puff-sleeve blouse features a delicate floral eyelet pattern with ruffle detail. 

SHOP IT: Anthropologie, $118

J. Crew Puff-sleeve eyelet dress

J. Crew Puff Sleeve Dress.
J. Crew Puff Sleeve Dress.

This knee-length slip-lined detail is perfect for outdoor (socially distanced) summer gatherings. 

SHOP IT: J.Crew, $95 (originally $158)

Squareneck Eyelet Top

Squareline Eyelet Top - Gap.
Squareneck Eyelet Top - Gap.

This sage green top features a delicate scalloped hem and floral eyelet pattern. 

SHOP IT: Gap, $48

Eliza J ​Eyelet A-Line Dress

​Eliza J Eyelet A-Line Dress - Hudson's Bay.
​Eliza J Eyelet A-Line Dress - Hudson's Bay.

Tackle any baby or bridal season with this periwinkle Eliza J look in a flattering A-line silhouette. 

SHOP IT: Hudson's Bay, $113 (originally $10)

Express Eyelet Lace Off The Shoulder Top

Eyelet Lace Off The Shoulder Top - Express.
Eyelet Lace Off The Shoulder Top - Express.

This off-the-shoulder top paired with your favourite mom jeans is a must for patio drinks. 

SHOP IT: Express, $80

Everlane The Tiered Eyelet Dress

The Tiered Eyelet Dress- Everlane.
The Tiered Eyelet Dress- Everlane.

Everlane's cotton tiered dress is a modern take on eyelet patterns - and features puff sleeves. Need we say more?

SHOP IT: Everlane, $180

SHEIN Knot Shoulder Eyelet Embroidery Shirred Cami Dress

Knot Shoulder Eyelet Embroidery Shirred Cami Dress -  SHEIN.
Knot Shoulder Eyelet Embroidery Shirred Cami Dress - SHEIN.

We love this affordable and bold red dress with delicate eyelet detail - and you will, too!

SHOP IT: SHEIN, $43

Lilly Pulitzer Lillyanne Eyelet Embroidered Sundress

Lillyanne Eyelet Embroidered Sundress - Nordstrom.
Lillyanne Eyelet Embroidered Sundress - Nordstrom.

This V-neck dress with coral detailing features ruffled sleeves and scalloped hem. 

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $298

Textile Twist-Front Headband for Women

Textile Twist-Front Headband for Women - Old Navy.
Textile Twist-Front Headband for Women - Old Navy.

An easy way to incorporate eyelet into your look is through your accessories, like this elastic band headband with twist detail. 

SHOP IT: Old Navy, $10

AE Eyelet Lounge Short

AE Eyelet Lounge Short- American Eagle.
AE Eyelet Lounge Short- American Eagle.

Kick back and relax in these elastic-waist eyelet shorts in a soft and comfy cotton blend. 

SHOP IT: American Eagle, $27 (originally $55)

Keala Light Blue Tie-Front Eyelet Lace Romper

Keala Light Blue Tie-Front Eyelet Lace Romper. - Lulus.
Keala Light Blue Tie-Front Eyelet Lace Romper. - Lulus.

This powder blue romper features adjustable straps, cut-out and tie-front detail. 

SHOP IT: Lulus, $48

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