Look of the day

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28:  Actress Jessica Biel attends the photo call for Columbia Pictures' "Total Recall" held at the Four Seasons Hotel on July 28, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 28: Actress Jessica Biel attends the photo call for Columbia Pictures' "Total Recall" held at the Four Seasons Hotel on July 28, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jessica Biel, Total Recall photo call, July 2012

What springs to mind when pondering crochet (as one is bound to do on occasion, hmm?) Your nan's doilies? A whimsical wedding frock? Lonely yet somewhat blissful nights crocheting in front of the box? All of these are perfectly apt suggestions and excellent uses of crochet. But crochet can also make a divine evening wear ensemble. Moving way beyond whimsy, homemade and romantic, crochet can be sexy too (please don't look to Cher for sexy crochet though). Instead, look to Jessica Biel. Her beige, toughened crochet skirt shouldn't be as sexy as it is. But hot damn. Paired with the slightly metallic singlet and nude Mary-Jane shoes (always a deceptively sexy shoe), she looks fresh, lady-like and nothing like your nan's doilies.

This story Look of the day first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.