The 2022 Trend That Had the Most Impact, According to Experts

With the end of the year coming to a close, all eyes are on fashion analysts to determine what's in store in 2023. While there are a few standout trends we're already covering at Who What Wear, the best way to embrace the future is to look at the past. Case in point? Lyst's 2022 end-of-year fashion report is here.

Every year, the retailer pulls together a team of experts to analyze some of fashion's most buzzy moments, using search traffic and purchasing data. This year, Lyst reported things like the hottest brand, logo, trend, and item of the year. To the surprise of no one, there was one trend that stood the test of time: Barbiecore. 

Thanks to Valentino's signature PP Pink donned by celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Florence Pugh, fashion people became obsessed with the bright hue this year. During Paris Fashion Week, the Italian house debuted an all-pink collection for its fall/winter 2022 presentation, leading in a surge of searches. Of course, there's also Greta Gerwig's Barbie starring Margot Robie and Ryan Gosling, which no doubt made an impact in the trend's doll-inspired name.

Celebrities in Barbiecore


Getty Images. Pictured: Anne Hathaway at the Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023 show.


Getty Images. Pictured: Jenna Ortega on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet.


Getty Images. Pictured: Valentino Fall/Winter 2022.

Despite a chilly winter, the Pepto Bismol pink takeover is still going strong: On TikTok, #barbiecore has amassed more than 176.1 million views. Klarna previously reported that consumers are all in. Data shows that searches for things like pink mini dresses and swimsuits spiked over the summer. 

Now that New Year's Eve is approaching, yes, Barbie, we do want to go party. Below, shop 2022's biggest trend that won't go quietly. Step into the dreamhouse and embrace Barbiecore.

Shop the Trend

This is giving me major Anne Hathway vibes.

Comfortable and on trend? Sign me up.

Barbiecore isn't just a summer trend.

Obsessed with the ruching at the front of this dress.

This rhinestone dumpling bag fits all of my necessities.

Perfect for a tropical getaway during the holidays.

There's nothing better than a shirtdress.

Taking "Come on, Barbie, let's go party," to a whole new level.

If I was vacationing at the White Lotus, I would wear this.

I'm not always a fan of platform heels, but these may just change my mind.

This off-the-shoulder top feels so French.

Make a monochrome look with this cute skirt and a bright pair of Barbie pink tights.

I already have the Jacquemus Le Chiquito bag in black, but I might just have to snatch this one up before it's gone.

Shop Other 2022 Lyst Year in Fashion Picks
Brand of the Year: Miu Miu
Logo of the Year: Diesel

Diesel is set to be one of my favorite brands of 2023.

Shoe of the Year: Birkenstock Boston Clogs
Brand to Watch: Luar

Luar may be one of the hottest New York–based designers right now.

Next, shop the spring/summer 2023 trends that really matter.