Yep, We Already Know 7 Key Fashion Trends That Will Dominate in 2022


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The resort 2022 season had a plethora of runway collections, so if you’re ready for some fashion newness, there is plenty to dig into right now. The season is stocked with fresh new takes on fashion that is primed for the rest of 2022, but if you’re an early adopter who is ready to try out some of the pieces long before everyone else there are some key trends to have on your radar.

Some of the resort 2022 trends—including elevated comfort and everyday athleisure—are ones you’re probably already familiar with from the 2021 collections, but continue to be finessed by designers. Others feel newer and more directional. Among them, statement outerwear that is primed for an early debut this fall, colorful suits in shades like lilac and green, and more. Ahead, the seven key resort 2022 fashion trends we’re predicting will dominate this year.


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Every season, there seems to be a new take on suiting and fun, colorful shades are the trend to know about for resort 2022. It's also worth noting that the cuts are a bit slimmer and less oversized than in past seasons.

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If you have amassed a collection of athleisure in your closet recently, rest assured that you'll be able to wear it long into the future. Designers like Dior and Rokh are proving that there are cool, high-fashion ways to style the pieces.

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The fall 2021 collections are stocked with statement outerwear, and that is only continuing into resort 2022. Look for everything from sculptural shapes to textured fabrics.

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Comfort is king right now, and that's certainly not changing anytime soon. Designers are offering more directional takes, though, with knit matching sets and relaxed linen suiting that puts a whole new spin on comfort dressing.

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"Bare all" silhouettes have been everywhere this year, and the key way to wear them into 2022 is with an exposed midriff. Whether you opt for a super cropped top or a draped piece that shows a hint of skin, you simply can't go wrong.

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It's clear that designers are ready to go out, and they've shown the perfect pieces to wear when that is the norm again. From minidresses with voluminous details to dramatic gowns, party attire is definitely back.

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One of the major micro trends that was everywhere for resort 2022? Knits of every variety finished in a cheery range of rainbow shades.

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Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.