New trends constantly appear on the scene in a constant progression of (mostly) different styles and vibes. And a new year always means new inspiration for our wardrobe.
That’s good news given that Y2K fashion dominated the discourse throughout the year in terms of trends, with low-rise cuts at the forefront, a comeback we could have done without.
Here are three pieces that were everywhere in 2022 that you can now relegate to the back of your closet.
While we may be seeing a return to normcore and gorpcore in sartorial choices as this year comes to a close, with a re-emphasis on basics and basics, 2022 largely embraced a certain aesthetic quite daring, focused on the style of the 2000s.
A great source of inspiration that has greatly influenced some trends, coming directly from, for the most part, various social networks.
On TikTok, the hashtag #Y2K has more than 12 billion views, across fashion and beauty related content, while the hashtags #Y2Kaesthetic and #Y2Kfashion have 1.9 billion and 1.2 billion views, respectively.
Nothing short of a wave has brought with it trends that the average person probably could have done without. But fear not, some of the main ones are about to fall by the wayside.
Low rise, a favorite among young fashionistas
Since the beginning of the year, in January 2022, fashion has faced a spectacular comeback: that of low-cut cuts. A trend that no one saw coming and that the over-30 public has had trouble accepting. And for good reason.
Whether in the form of pants, jeans or skirts, low-waisted styles have (unsurprisingly) sparked old fashion traumas among many, and that’s an understatement.
The American model Bella Hadid in a low skirt
Admittedly, low-rise styles aren’t the most inclusive trend of the last 20 years for a variety of different body shapes and types. This particular fashion inspiration, which two decades ago was inseparable from celebrities like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, is difficult to style and therefore to make our own.
And if we’re already ready to banish it from our closets, one of the reasons may be because it’s associated with other fashion faux pas, starting with visible thong underwear, another trend that has been difficult for many to pull off .
Scraps or the art of bad taste?
Even before receiving a barrage of criticism of all kinds, rest assured, cutouts don’t really offend anyone, at first glance. They can even be stylish and sexy when used in a subtle and understated way in sweaters, tops, dresses or even dresses.
However, this year’s styles have been dominated by pieces with slightly less sophisticated cut-outs, with cuts often placed on the hips and chest, which haven’t always had the most stylish effect.
American singer Lil Nas in cutouts
In December 2021, this type of cutouts returned to the red carpet, then a few months later to the catwalks, but rest assured, the last shows dedicated to spring-summer 2023 have removed it from women’s wardrobes.
Cut-outs will be replaced by a more sensual approach to dressing, including sheer fabrics, as seen at Prada and Miu Miu, and visible underwear.
Deep pink, Barbie’s favorite style
It was impossible to miss this year’s Barbiecore phenomenon (with its 190 million views on TikTok), which has brought back the famous hot pink of the cult doll.
A single shot from the movie Barbie, which hits theaters next summer, was enough to make this look a year-round must-have.
Designers, influencers and consumers have accepted it and have created looks that are more kitsch, if rather cheerful, than the previous ones.
The hot pink collection from the Valentino fashion house
Valentino is one of the houses that have made this hot pink a go-to color for the fall-winter 2022 season, releasing it in head-to-toe looks with a plethora of silhouettes, both feminine and masculine.
But the trend is coming to an end, with a new year marked by more neutral tones, such as white and beige, as well as pastels, cobalt blue or orange, among the flagship colors of the coming season.
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