21 Dressing Styles for Females in 2022 That Are Trending

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With so many gorgeous dresses in 2022, every lady aspires to showcase her femininity and sophistication. Fashionable dresses for 2022 are a genuine rainbow of hues and unique design options. We’ll discuss the most popular colors and prints for dresses in 2022, as well as the best lengths to select from, as well as trendy classics, professional, casual, cocktail, evening, and other dresses.

There’s no better time than now to re-evaluate your work wardrobe and figure out which items are wardrobe necessities, which you can put off for seasons to come, and which you need to refresh right now. If you’ve been living in your finest loungewear or dull colors, this year’s clothing styles are predicted to be a return to dressing up.

21 Of The Biggest Dressing Styles In 2022 That Are Trending

The majority of the designs you’ll see in shops come straight from the runways, and the new trends anticipated for 2022 are nothing short of a deluge of maximalist outfits. From London to Paris, the runways were loaded with vibrant, bold outfits that have been missing from our wardrobes for years, whether you love British clothing companies like Burberry or French clothing labels like Chanel.

After dressing down for so long, the one issue that remains is: do we dare wear them? Consider your selections carefully and make informed decisions about what you purchase. StitchFix discovered that 83 percent of its customers want to buy fewer, higher-quality items in order to become more informed buyers.

The following are the biggest trends to explore:

1. Shimmer & Sequins

PrettyGuide Women's Sexy Deep V Neck Sequin Glitter Bodycon Stretchy Mini Party Dress

Sequins aren’t only for the holiday season. You can dazzle every month of the year, so take a cue from Chanel and Valentino and add a little glitz to your wardrobe.

Sequins in spring, whether in a broadcast dress or a sleek two-piece, will undoubtedly dispel any winter blues. However, sequins in the spring are not the same as those at Christmas.

What should I buy?

  • Slip dresses: A sleek slip dress made of silky material can be somewhat clingy, but embellish the cut with sequins and it becomes much more comfortable. Look for midi dresses that may be paired with flats like ballet shoes or slides. For a more contoured look, you may also wear the finest shapewear.
  • Blazers with sequins: Blazers are the easiest way to use sparkling textiles. The elegant cover-up is always in vogue, and if you have one made of sequins, you may instantly improve any outfit.
  • Wide-leg trousers: The wide-leg style was strong in AW21, and we’re excited to see it carry over into 2022. They’re a flattering fit and a brilliant way to tone down sequins. Simply pair a basic white t-shirt with black sequin pants for a powerful daily look.

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2. Color From Head To Toe

FOWSMON Women's Tunic Dress Cute Printed V Neck Long Sleeve Casual Swing Ruffle Dress

Forget about tans, neutrals, and classic creams; this season is all about bright colors—and it’s not for the faint of heart. Models for Christian Dior and Versace walked the runways wearing vibrant colors from head to toe.

Color blocking has been a staple of the Queen’s wardrobe for years, and now it’s time for us to follow suit. Begin by adding a colorful item, such as footwear or a purse, to an outfit you’re already wearing.

You’ll gain confidence from this point on. It’s simple to work your way up to a complete appearance. Fuchsia pink and Kermit-the-frog green are flattering on all skin colors, so why not try a suit that can easily transition from day to night?

What should I buy?

  • Smock dresses: There’s nothing more convenient than a throw-on-and-go outfit. If you can find a bright-colored smock-frock, you’ve nailed the style without even trying. All you need to do now is put on some boots, and you’re ready to go.
  • Color-pop heels or attention-getting arm candy are a great way to ease into the trend. They’ll quickly liven up a black outfit or make your pants more interesting. Try contrasting the tones as well if you truly want to go for it. Blues and greens, as well as oranges and pinks, look fantastic together. For more accessory ideas, check out the greatest handbag trends for 2022.
  • Boxy suits: Fit is everything when it comes to a nice suit. A set of wide-leg pants constricts at the waistline and skims over the thighs—just slip on a slim-fit shirt and throw on a boxy jacket, and you’re ready to take on the world. 

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3. Mini Vs. Maxi

Relipop Women's Rompers Floral Wrap V Neck Flared Sleeve Waist Tie Zip Back Double Layer Ruffle Hem Short Romper Jumpsuits

For the last several years, the good old maxi dress has ruled supreme, but it’s been dethroned this season—as we stated at the start, new trends in 2022 are about extremes.

This year, you’ll have to choose between Team Mini and Team Maxi (although we’re sorry to tell you, it’s the micro-mini that’s finding its way into the market).

We understand that showing off a lot of legs isn’t easy, but if you’ve been trying to figure out how to wear ankle boots, the mini-skirt is the perfect complement. Until the weather warms up, add tights for added coverage.

If you like maxi dresses, we’re talking vintage tube fits that end just above the ankle, rather than the A-line hippy style we’ve seen in previous seasons. Instead of bulky fabric, choose a slinky, full-length style. If that sounds restrictive, keep in mind that a small divide allows for more movement.

What should I buy?

  • Ribbed shirts with long-line skirts: Ribbed shirts with miniskirts will instantly give you an hourglass shape. This is the ideal moment to learn how to use shapewear if you’re used to looser styles. Putting padded bras under fitted tops can help to smooth your form and give you a relaxed spring look.
  • Mini dresses: There’s no need to be put off right away—when it comes to style, there are no age limits; it’s all about how you wear it and when you feel most secure. If you’re worried about displaying too much flesh in a dress like this then, add a Kneel boots or keep your neckline high to offset lower skirt hemlines.
  • Tube maxi skirts: Look for skirts that come to a point at the ankle yet have a slimmer fit. Legs will appear longer if you wear clothes that sit at the waist. To make the cloth float as you walk, try tiny splits that end at the knee. It’ll be more comfortable, too.

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4. Details Of Fringing

Fringe Bikini Halter Crop Top Handmade Crochet Swimsuit Summer Beachwear

This style has a more bohemian vibe to it, with tassels, crochet, and sloppy fits—imagine yourself on vacation, wearing big shoes and a fringed garment that moves in the mild sea breeze, and you’ve got the picture. All you need is a drink to complete the look.

Fringing is extremely easy to wear and incredibly flattering—choose items where it drapes ingeniously over any areas where you’re a bit self-conscious, and your style will be elevated to a new level. This was predicted by Saisangeeth Daswani, head of advice at trends intelligence firm Stylus.

What should I buy?

  • Chunky sandals: This season, heavy soles and simplistic patterns are taking center stage, and the “dad” shoes aren’t going anywhere. Flat-soled sandals add a laid-back, incredibly cool vibe to any outfit while also reducing bother, making them the ideal partner for fringing. For additional ideas, look at the finest 2022 shoe trends.
  • Crochet tops: This season, open-knit tops will be all the rage. Look for a dress with an additional fringe on the bottom that will fall over your hips. Wear it with a slim-fit midi skirt or chinos for a sophisticated look.

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5. The Next Decade

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We know it feels like the 1990s were just yesterday, but it’s been long enough for turn-of-the-century fashion to make a comeback. We’re reminiscing about double denim, satin joggers, and chokers from a bygone age. Yes, it’s true.

Take a cue from Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, for example, and pair your blue jeans with fitted shirts. Alternatively, replace your favorite leggings with a pair of satin lounge pants.

What should I buy?

  • While the cowboy boot is back in style, 3/4-length winter boots will do—wear them with everything from the best midi skirts to your favorite denim.
  • Slinky satin: Any satin will work, but if you want to go for the 00s look, opt for pink or bright hues. However, keep a watch on the textiles, since certain satin might come across as cheap.

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6. Cut Aways

VERGOODR Women's Cotton Sexy Sleeveless Boho Beach Backless Long Bohemian Dress

You may be rolling your eyes at this point, but bear with us. We understand that the concept of cutting off pieces of clothing might be intimidating, but while the catwalks may have shown a lot of skin, you can do it more discreetly. Promise!

Think keyhole detailing, open backs, and cold-shoulder shirts that reveal a little skin without exposing all of your lumps and bumps.

This season, sheer materials were particularly popular, so pick up a garment with translucent sleeves for a different take on the trend.

What should I buy?

  • Cotton pants: If your top half is showing a little skin, balance it out with a pair of loose-fitting trousers. A cool cotton pair in black or brown is both comfy and fashionable.
  • Open-back dresses: If you need to wear a bra, this design can be an issue, but there are plenty of exposed backs that end just above your bra strap. Look for colorful designs, loose fits, and undergarments that you can play with.

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7. Stripes In Bold Colors

WOPICK Women’s Striped Long Sleeve Sweatshirts Soft-hand Side Split Tunic Tops Navy, White

This season, read between the lines and enjoy bright, defined stripes. On the runways of Jil Sander and Tory Burch, pinstripes were absent; instead, broad stripes reigned supreme.

If you choose monotone stripes, add color to your accessories to make a statement.

What should I buy?

  • Experiment with the direction of your stripes by using diagonal stripes. While vertical stripes are well-known for slimming, horizontal stripes do not always make you look wider. You can stack pieces and experiment with proportions by incorporating diagonal stripes into the mix.
  • Breton tops: Let’s face it, we all have a thing for Breton tops. The horizontal fisherman’s stripe is a must-have since it’s both easy to wear and simply elegant. Try to avoid using white and navy this season and instead use a variety of colors.
  • Co-ords that match: Get three looks for the price of one in a co-ord that matches. Wear the top and bottom together for a full appearance, or separately for more options.

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8. Frills & Ruffles

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Ruffles provide a charming, feminine touch to every piece of attire, both romantic and whimsical. Ruffles, which are usually reserved for the summer, made multiple cameos on the autumn catwalks, demonstrating that they’re here to stay.

Take a cue from Molly Goddard and dress it up with a feminine tulle skirt and bulky Fair Isle knitwear for a gorgeous, functional appearance.

What should I buy?

  • Chunky knitwear: For a midday appearance, pair flowery dresses and skirts with your favorite sweaters. Consider cable-knit cardigans and Fair Isle knits for a style that will last well into the winter.
  • Ruffle blouse: From bordered anglesite to floral motifs, a ruffled blouse is the easiest way to incorporate this trend into your collection. In the summer, pair it with your favorite jeans or denim cutoffs for a romantic weekend look.
  • Tulle skirt: Whether you’re channeling your inner ballerina or attempting to channel Carrie Bradshaw’s style, the tulle skirt is feminine and flamboyant, and you’ll look and feel amazing in it. Wear it with your favorite leather jacket or stumpy boots for a grown-up rebellious edge.

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9. Animal Color Prints

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Animal print, particularly leopard print, never fails to make a presence on the catwalks, and 2022 is no exception. Animal print is a timeless classic that will go with anything in your wardrobe, making it one of the most instantly wearable trends to adopt.

So, how should you dress for the trend in 2022? Take inspiration from the autumn 2022 catwalks and turn to eighties-inspired shapes to go ahead of the fashion game. Think shoulder pads, tiny skirts, and a festive look. To really up the ante, go for sequined animal designs and nail two trends in one.

What should I buy?

  • Sequins: Add some sequins to your animal print to give it an eighties vibe. If you can’t locate a print with embellishments, make your own. Pair a sequin skirt with a zebra print blouse or layer a sequin jacket over a leopard print outfit.
  • Animal print co-ord: With an animal print co-ord, you may be as daring as you want. Mix and match with your wardrobe essentials for a more low-key feel, or wear everything together for a statement appearance. Whatever you choose to do, the clothing possibilities are limitless.
  • Neon accessories: The adage that “leopard print is a neutral” has long been a fashion credo, and it’s one worth following. For a spectacular nighttime outfit, a brilliant green purse or hot pink shoe will truly shine against leopard print.

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10. Elevated Shapes

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With this larger-than-life craze, it’s either go big or go home. Trapeze dresses have been on the rise in the fashion world for a while, capturing that comfortable and fashionable look that fits in both summer and winter.

Because the billowy silhouette makes such a statement on its own, it’s also quite easy to style. All you need are a pair of simple gold hoops (for inspiration, see our round-up of the best jewelry brands) and some sleek mules or your favorite white trainers.

What should I buy?

  • Pared-back accessories: Whether it’s a slip-on mule or a sports sandal, this style is already eye-catching, so accessories should be simple and understated.
  • Trapeze dresses: Have this silhouette because they have a large dress that drapes freely over your form and has no nipped-in waist. Petites should go for shorter designs to prevent suffocating their form, whilst taller women can use maxi lengths.
  • A-line skirts: For a ’50s-inspired silhouette, take a cue from Carolina Herrera and go for this fit-and-flare shape. If a maxi length is too overpowering, shorten the hem and go for midi lengths, and stick to block colors. If you want to be ahead of the curve, search for pink.

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11. Sportswear

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Sportswear is no longer a passing phenomenon; it has firmly established itself in our everyday wardrobes, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Roksanda’s partnership with Italian apparel company Fila, which featured puffed-up designs and prominent branding, led the way.

If you’re heading to the slopes this month, check out the newcomer Poster Girl’s apres-ski runway presentation, which featured sporty sunglasses, knitted balaclavas, and plush snow boots.

What should I buy?

  • Sporty sunglasses: With spring just around the corner, now is the time to invest in a pair of sporty sunglasses. Try matching the futuristic wrap-around shape with some smart suiting or your favorite jacket and tights for a more sophisticated appearance.
  • Logo-embellished clothes, particularly vintage branding, are another style that harkens back to the year 2000. It’s time to brag about what you’re wearing, from sportswear to the greatest designer bags. Look for sweaters with logos and leggings with logos.
  • Quilted clothing: Puffer jackets are one of the greatest winter coats, and they’ll be around for at least another season, so if you already have one, you’ve made a wise investment. Quilted textures are showing up on accessories as well as coats, so you’ll be able to carry a cushioned tote bag all summer.

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12. Sweater Ladies’ Dress

SHESEEWORLD Women's Sexy Long Sleeve V Neck Button Tie Waist Bodycon Satin Wrap Club Party Mini Dress Purple

Has there ever been a sexier sweater dress? With an open back, this pullover is super-easy to wear yet delivers a strong date-night impact. It comes in 11 different colors and features a detachable belt and a faux-wrap design.

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13. Pocketed Maxi Dress

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This dress will take you from errands to work to supper (and we won’t tell if you sleep in it, either).

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14. Maxi Dress with Sleeveless Slit

Prinbara Women's Casual Loose Sundress Long Dress Crisscross Sleeveless Split Maxi Dresses Summer Beach Dress with Pockets

Comfort reigns supreme! When coupled with espadrilles and a striking necklace, this split maxi dress is equally suitable for a day at the beach as it is for a night out. Did we mention there are pockets?

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15. Spaghetti Strap Dress with Eyelet V-Neck

GRACEVINES Women's Summer Boho Spaghetti Strap V Neck Floral Long Dress A Line Flowy Maxi Midi Dress

This embroidered eyelet dress looks luxurious and would be a show-stopper at a garden party or on vacation. The eroticism is enhanced by the deep V-neck and spaghetti straps.

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16. Dress with Flowers in the Middle

R.Vivimos Women's Summer Linen Lantern Sleeves Ruffled Off Shoulder A-Line Midi Dresses (XL, White)

This vintage-inspired dress has thousands of positive reviews (not to mention influencers). A ruffled frill around a square neckline adds a feminine touch to this midi with a flowing silhouette. It is available in 15 different colors.

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17. Lounge Dress for Maternity and Nursing

Kindred Bravely Universal Labor and Delivery Gown | 3 In 1 Labor, Delivery, Nursing Gown for Hospital (Black, XL-XXL)

Is there anything a new mom can’t accomplish with this dress? It’s a maternity gown, after all! It’s a nightgown for nurses! It’s a lounge dress, after all! Plus, it’s got pockets! We adore a garment that can multitask as well as a mother.

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18. Lace Dress with Off-the-Shoulder

PRETTYGARDEN Women's Summer Off Shoulder Vintage Floral Lace Flare Short Sleeve Loose Elegant Mini Dress

This dress may be worn in a variety of situations depending on the color you pick. The red is perfect for Valentine’s Day, while the pastel pink is perfect for a springtime get-together.

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19. Floral Kaftan

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For less than the price of a car wash, you can have your new go-to wardrobe essential. Please accept my request. From 1X to 3X, one size fits most. But be warned: once you’ve experienced the kaftan lifestyle, you’ll never want to go back.

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20. Lounge Dress for Maternity and Nursing

Kindred Bravely Clea Bamboo Classic Short Sleeve Maternity & Nursing Pajama Set (Black, Medium)

Is there anything a new mom can’t accomplish with this dress? It’s a maternity gown, after all! It’s a nightgown for nurses! It’s a lounge dress, after all! Plus, it’s got pockets! We adore a garment that can multitask as well as a mother.

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21. Dress in Shirt and Long Sleeve

This long-sleeve maxi dress is effortlessly stylish. It’s available in black and white, as well as plus sizes up to 4X.

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Conclusion

2022 is a year that presents us with yet another chance to bask in the thrills of the fashion world. This concludes our article on 21 dressing styles for females in 2022. Has the article been of help? I hope finding the best dresses that suit your tastes becomes much easier.

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