With days now getting longer and undeniably hotter, we are finally able to bring out the best summer outfits. Summer dressing is all about ease- the wardrobe should make you feel most confident, comfortable yet stylish.
From weddings to vacations and clubbing to rooftop parties, there's a style for every occasion, whether it be a fully perforated catsuit or dress with subtle slit detailing. So, it is the perfect time to pull out bright hues, bigger prints and trendy pieces of denim as we continue to shed Covid-19 lockdown layers.
Although bold colours had their fair share of moments on the spring/summer 2021 runways, it looks like they will dominate this season as well. Many in the industry have predicted that cutouts will also resume their reign as the most popular style.
Not only runways, but key cultural happenings are also influencing summer trends. Netflix shows like Bridgerton and The Gilded Age craze are infusing hyper-feminine fashions like empire waist dresses, floral patterns, pearls, and opera gloves. Customers are investing in these timeless pieces and experimenting with them to modernize with current pieces.
We have curated a list of 5 summer 2022 fashion trends that you cannot miss this season.
Cutout trend marked their inception in spring/summer 2021 but, this year, they're back and even bolder. It has undoubtedly become one of the most sought-after trends in 2021. Available in all sizes and shapes, there's a style for everyone who’s interested in trying the trend.
Undoubtedly, Gen-Z is changing the definition of fashion, yet most of the trends are inspired by the ’90s and the Y2K era. This season dresses with multiple cut-outs, trousers with a trail of cut-outs at the hip bone and the pelvic and cut-outs running diagonally from front to the back are becoming a trend. Several celebrities and supermodels like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner were seen wearing sultry cut-outs.
In the last few decades, halter necks have been redesigned and reimagined by designers again and again. From the white pleated midi worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1955 to princess Diana’s wardrobe, the halter neck has found its spot in the most famous dresses of all time. In 2021, halter necks have made a stunning return once again. Criss-cross and ornate loop details are all over the runway this summer.
The halter neck is the season's most covetable neckline. Make sure you add silky, colourful and printed halter neck tops and dresses to your wardrobe this season. Equally practical and stylish, halter neck swimsuits should be the basis of your resort wear collection this summer. Celebrities like Emma Watson, Jennifer Lopez, and Dua Lipa were seen flaunting the halter neck outfits.
The 80s classic oversized workwear staple is back. With padded shoulders, wide trousers and eye-catching colour palettes, trouser suits are once again redefining workwear. When styled right, the purposefully ill-fitting tailored two-piece can make you look comfortable, trendy and chic.
How to style your oversized suit?
-Pair a coordinated suit with a simple black bralette underneath for a low-key approach to the trend.
- Mix and match an oversized blazer and trousers in a similar colour palette.
- Elevate your overall look with a statement bag.
- Add minimal jewellery like a chain necklace or statement earrings.
From saturated hues to pale shades of butter yellow- the colour is ruling the charts this season. Whether it's billowing maxis by designers like Chloé, Proenza Schouler’s co-ordinated crop tops, we’ll be seeing butter yellow in lingerie and loungewear collections too. The colour is going to add a bit of sparkling positivity to our casual wardrobes. The Pantone colour system has introduced many new shades that confirm the growing popularity of the colour, from light ‘Baby Breath’ to vibrant ‘Illuminating Yellow’.
Return of micro mini
The mega-trend of the 2000s- mini skirts with giant belts is once again back in summer 2022. The trend has been worn by all the biggest names of that era- Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Britney Spears, and Lindsay Lohan among them. Bringing back the same energy– Miu Miu and Balmain designed the silhouettes and gave them their own modern spin with embellished jewels and tweeds.
Celebrities like Olivia Rodrigo, Bella Hadid, Rihanna, and Dua Lipa were quick to adopt the trend, mixing pleated skirts and sporty renditions. For spring 2022, Fendi, Prada, Versace, Dior, Simone Rocha, and Moschino were just a handful of the brands reinterpreting the trend.