how cute are these? simeli crocheted dress guards


After last September’s bikethemed day, I started getting some of the best bike submissions. While bike-riding weather has sadly passed for me here in Brooklyn (more snow?), I’m already gearing up for that first cool ride of spring. And these amazing hand-crocheted dress guards from Simeli in the Netherlands have been on my mind. I’m one of those dorks who’s always trying to look cool on a bike (my giant blue helmet sort of negates that, though I prefer safe to cool), and I feel like these would not only look beautiful, but they’d also keep my dresses and skirts from getting caught in spokes or gears. If you’re looking for a handcrafted way to protect your frillier clothing while you bike, click here to check out and shop ($63.50 each) Simeli’s dress guards. Thanks to James for the tip!



  1. Emily says:

    I love these! Whoa. I really REALLY need some. How very
    clever.

  2. Brittany says:

    I love the first picture! XO

  3. eva.lu says:

    Those are soooo adorable! Although , I do wish the
    mechanism for attaching them to the fender was more
    permanent.

  4. olivia says:

    nice idea! i sort of wish they attached to the bike in a
    less (dare i say it) garish way – these just look like office
    clips. i do appreciate the thought though! i have awkwardly had my
    dress get caught up in the machinery many times while
    riding.

  5. Molly says:

    Can I have one in every color, please?? What a darling
    idea!

  6. Christine says:

    Ohh, I remember these. All the old ladies used to have them
    on their bikes when I was little (haha, I’m only 27).

  7. Christina G says:

    Have you ever seen the Copenhagen Cycle Chic website? These
    were featured a while back. When I spent last winter in CPH, I was
    amazed that everyone rides bikes, even in winter! With blizzard
    winds and everything! Check out the website. Long live the bike
    rider! http://www.copenhagencyclechic.com/

  8. I would want these even if they served no purpose at all!
    They are so cute! I love them!

  9. Cindy says:

    These would be so SO easy to make. For wayyy less than $60.
    Get on youtube and learn how to crochet. :) I’ma go make one right
    now.

  10. Crystal says:

    Awesome, it never ceases to amaze me what people come up
    with!

  11. Jordan says:

    Wow, they are so pretty! If I had a bike, I would
    definitely need one of these to go with it.

  12. susan says:

    my mom in law has these on her bike and they are just
    charming. really sweet!

  13. chrissy says:

    adorable, but are there holes for the brakes? how about a
    pattern?

  14. Katie says:

    Adorable! Now I just need to get myself a bike!

  15. Christine says:

    I didn’t realize what they were at first. But that’s a
    brilliant idea!

  16. elsa says:

    WOW, really cute and just lovely! want a pair!

  17. Hilary says:

    I love it! At first i thought it was just for decoration. I
    must get one!

  18. marigold says:

    yes! i absolutely LOVE crocheted stuff for my bike! this is
    adorable…i pinned it on my pinterest board with the rest of my “i
    like to ride my bicycle” pins
    http://pinterest.com/shelbi_awabdy/i-like-to-ride-my-bicycle/.
    great post!

  19. alissa says:

    Love these! Now I need a bike to go with them!

  20. tera says:

    How (k)ni(f)ty!

  21. Annie says:

    love love!! want want!!

  22. Kate says:

    Very cute! Wish there was some in red and white to match my bicycle!
    xx

  23. Laguna Dirt says:

    those are about as original as it gets! i would swerve and crash my bike rather than ride through a mud puddle if i were lucky enough to have one of those!

  24. Gina says:

    Oh wow! are you serious? i mean, yes, its creative, and much respect to whomever came up with the idea. But cute? No way!

    1. grace says:

      Gina

      Yep, I’m serious. They’re not everyone’s cup of tea though ;)

      Grace

  25. Natalie R. says:

    Such a lovely bikes! Love it (:

  26. Rakhshari Maya says:

    BRILLIANT…..

  27. Simone says:

    I feel flattered my design is mentioned on this site
    between so manny beautiful designs…. Thanks ! Simone.

  28. Amanda says:

    If you are ever in Seattle, check out Hub and Bespoke, they have really cute “helmet covers” that look like a brimmed hat – you can sort of see it in this photo
    http://www.hubandbespoke.com/products/

  29. marijka says:

    Re. the attachment — couldn’t this just be one piece that drapes over the fender, with openings as necessary? I don’t crochet, but that’s sure how I’d sew one, kind of like a fitted slipcover.

  30. andrea says:

    I love it, very creative ……………

  31. sofy says:

    oh that is just brilliant!!
    My skirts kept getting into the wheel last year!
    One day I might just make on or something ;)

  32. XN says:

    ..remember these from old former GDR (german democratic republic) times. There are still some old granny bikes with hand-crocheted dress guards like these… funny, everything reverts in life :-)

  33. Kathi says:

    Fantastic designs people. I did the crocheted skirt guard but the only problem was rain.. If you are not at your bike to take it off! I have now made a record (vinyl records) skirtguard…

    Check it out here

    http://featherbrigade.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-did-this-i-rock.html

  34. Marta says:

    UAU! Where to buy?

  35. Amina Onwu says:

    Oh, so pretty, thanks for inspiring me, just looking for a class or a book how to work them. A lot of inspiration and some patterns for a pretty summer bike on crochet for bike friends. Happy biking, it brings a lot of fun!

    Check it out here

    http://pinterest.com/aminamia/~-crochet-for-bike-friends-~/

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