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5 trends that will dominate womenswear in 2022

From catsuits to micro miniskirts

5 trends that will dominate womenswear in 2022 From catsuits to micro miniskirts
Lanvin SS22
Miu Miu SS22
Collina Strata SS22
Coperni SS22
Coach SS22
Ganni SS22
Diesel SS22
Alaïa SS22
Marques Almeida SS22
Missoni SS22
Balmain SS22
Saint Laurent SS22
Stella McCartney SS22
Theophilio SS22
Acne Studios SS22
Balenciaga SS22
Burberry SS22
Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini SS22
Vaquera SS22
Raf Simons SS22
MSMG SS22
Fendi SS22
Max Mara SS22
Miu Miu SS22
Prada SS22
Versace SS22
Blumarine SS22
Chanel SS22
Dior SS22
Courreges SS22
Givenchy SS22
Peter Do SS22
Simone Rocha SS22
Jil Sander SS22
Balmain SS22
Nensi Dojaka SS22
tom Ford SS22
David Koma SS22
Michael Kors SS22

Every end and beginning of the year is made up of many small superstitious gestures and traditions. There are those who on December 31 wear only red underwear and exchange a kiss at the stroke of midnight. There are those who throw old dishes out of the window and those who draw up a list of wishes and good resolutions, but there are also, inevitably, those who, in addition to listing the best and worst of the past year, try to predict what will happen in the coming months. The worlds of fashion and beauty feel a sort of magnetic charm towards this practice that has much more in common with statistics and social networks than with the almost childlike magic of a fortune-teller who studies the future in tarot cards. What will we wear? Will we opt for mini or maxi bags? For a minimal look or glamorous glitz? Will we abandon cozy clothes and loungewear for good and show off sparkling mini dresses and tight catsuits? Read on if you want to find out.

 

Catsuit

Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini SS22
Burberry SS22
Balenciaga SS22
Acne Studios SS22
Saint Laurent SS22
Stella McCartney SS22
Theophilio SS22

Until recently, the only ones who wore it as an expression of femininity and empowerment were comics and movie heroines: from Eva Kant to Catwoman, from Trinity to Black Widow.  Then, to elevate it to a must-have, perfect for both the red carpet of the Met Gala and Saturday Night Live, came Kim Kardashian and Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga. So the catsuit, in all its versions, has become part of the wardrobe of other it-girls such as Lizzo and Cardi B who prefer the unique pieces of Richard Quinn, while Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner opt respectively for the 80s mood models of Saint Laurent and the black lace of LaQuan Smith. From 2022 this super tight and sexy item, which emphasizes the curves of the female body like no other garment, will increasingly dominate the street style. Just look at the latest fashion shows to be sure. Burberry proposed it studded with glitter, Acne Studios in knitting, Theophilio with colored stripes, David Koma and Stella McCartney full of cut-out details, Collina Strada and Vetements covered with flowers and leaves. A tip: if you find the catsuit too bold, try to break the total look effect by wearing it with a miniskirt or trench coat.

 

Low-Rise Pants

Balmain SS22
Missoni SS22
Miu Miu SS22
Collina Strata SS22
Coperni SS22
Coach SS22
Ganni SS22
Diesel SS22
Vaquera SS22

Well, you can call it a nostalgia effect, but the truth is that, although we denigrate them in public, there are many girls who have never stopped wearing them. There is something about low-rise pants, and in particular jeans, that makes us feel sexy and cool like the models in Alexander McQueen's first collection after graduating from Central Saint Martins, the TLC in the 90s video clips or Keira Knightley and Paris Hilton on the red carpet in the early 2000s. And it's no coincidence that Bella Hadid and Emrata flaunt them at every opportunity or that legions of millennials on Tik Tok (the hashtags #lowrisejeans and #lowrisepants have reached over 88.2M and 3.6M views respectively) extol their virtues. What's new about the current trend is that this controversial garment is no longer necessarily synonymous with fatphobia or a beauty standard of thin, young and white, it also speaks about the fierce claim of women's body re-appropriation and inclusion. Despite the low waist, the shapes soften and even become oversized, better adapting to different shapes and sizes. From Missoni to Vaquera, from Molly Goddard to Coach, the catwalks are invaded by models that rest slightly on the hips. The choice whether to wear them with micro tops as the major brands and 2YK fashion want or maybe with a longer top that makes having perfect six-packs not essential is only ours.

 

Bra Tops

Balmain SS22
Nensi Dojaka SS22
tom Ford SS22
Michael Kors SS22
David Koma SS22
Givenchy SS22
Courreges SS22
Fendi SS22

The underwear that turns into outwear is certainly not a new thing in 2022, but this year we could not stop collecting bra tops: black, colored, striped, floral, covered with glitter, leather, metal, tricot, triangle, mini bustier, ... The real must-have model will be, looking at the collections of Max Mara, Missoni, Lacoste, will be the bandeau. The merit of this essential item for womenswear? It adapts to different outfits: from high-waisted to low-waisted pants, from skirts to shorts, from shirts to maxi blazers. Our advice: try it under a male cut suit like Emrata and Dua Lipa often do, or over a t-shirt like Gilda Ambrosio or Zoë Kravitz.

 

Statement Shirts

Alaïa SS22
Marques Almeida SS22
Raf Simons SS22
MSMG SS22
Peter Do SS22
Simone Rocha SS22
Jil Sander SS22

This year we will fall in love again with the shirt and discover the power it has to make an outfit unique. You can choose a print or a bright color as Valentino did, turning it into a super cool dress, but our tip is to focus on classic white and opt for oversized shapes and precious details such as lace, bows or ruffles. The brands that propose the most beautiful models for summer 2022? Peter Do, Simone Rocha, Raf Simons and Jil Sander.  

 

Micro Mini Skirts

Max Mara SS22
Miu Miu SS22
Prada SS22
Versace SS22
Blumarine SS22
Chanel SS22
Dior SS22
Lanvin SS22

Prada named it the symbol of her SS22 collection, as did Max Mara, DiorDolce & GabbanaVersaceBottega VenetaThe AtticoChanel and even Emporio Armani. There are those who have been inspired by the Mods and 60s fashion so much as to coin the definition "prep-goes-pop vibe" and those, like Blumarine, who have preferred a more 2YK mood. The important thing is to highlight the legs, shortening the hem and lengths, covering those few inches of fabric with that touch of lightness and fun that the pandemic has made us forget for a long time.