We Already Know This "Naked" Trend Will Be Huge in 2022

As part of what we're calling "the great shrinkage," designers have been debuting looks that are getting skimpier and skimpier. The S/S 22 runways were no exception, where "floss" fashion was in full focus stringy dresses and tops with barely there floss-like straps. Yep, things are about to get even more naked come next year.

The "floss” trend has been gaining more and more traction off the runways as well recently, with brands like Nensi Dojaka really putting the micro-trend on the map with their signature tiny strap dresses. Their pieces have carved themselves out as one of the cult buys among fashion insiders in 2021.

It looks like the micro-trend has a long life beyond this season, with designers including Balmain and Sid Neigum embracing the trend. Whether you opt for a micro mini or a slip skirt with G-string details, there are a range of silhouettes to match your comfort level. Ahead, shop the "floss” fashion trend with the coolest pieces on the market now.

On the Spring/Summer 2022 Runway

Barely there straps are the detail that's suddenly all over the runways, and I simply can't get enough of the chic designs. If there was ever a sign that fashion people want us to return to a going-out aesthetic, this is it.


(Image credit: Courtesy of Nensi Dojaka)


(Image credit: Courtesy of Balmain)


(Image credit: Courtesy of Sid Neigum)

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On the Fashion Set

It should come as no surprise that fashion people have already been embracing "floss" pieces. I'm only expecting the excitement around them to keep growing.


(Image credit: @handinfire)


(Image credit: @thevisuelofgrace)


(Image credit: @camillecharriere)

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Next, the 10 biggest spring 2022 trends, period.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear where she oversees luxury content and Who What Wear Weddings, and covers fashion content including the designer market, runway reporting, and seasonal trends. She also writes columns including The Luxury List, Investment Portfolio, and What’s Good. Prior to Who What Wear, Kristen held positions at Allure and Rodarte. She studied Art History and Business at the University of Southern California and currently resides in New York.