The biggest fashion trends of 2022 had us dressing (and feeling) like it's 2000 all over again. This year, we have been in a Y2K haze (hello, low-rise pants!), but there's no confusion as to which trends took the spotlight — from corsets to the range of “cores” and passing over cut-outs… You name it. We have been there, worn that, and it's all back.
As we inch closer to wrapping up the 2022 chapter in our lives, Teen Vogue reflects on the most notable fashion trends of the year — way beyond Y2K. Buckle up, we're going down (sartorial) memory lane!
Assemblé. Tulle, hair bows, flats, and shades of pink. Meet the 2022 trend that is the perfect matrimony of movement and femininity – balletcore. Designers such as Simone Rocha, Molly Goddard, and Miu Miu have been repping the balletcore aesthetic on runways season after season. In 2022, however, the balletcore resurgence moved beyond the runways and took the mainstream stage.
From stage to street, trendsetter Bella Hadid rocked balletcore this summer with a vintage Chanel dress, beige leg warmers, and baby blue ballet flats. But, even beyond celebs, fashion historian Rachel Weingarten confirmed earlier this year that the trend "never really left" due to its versatility. “Balletcore is coy in its own way. It can be super professional for the office or worn as a sexy or playful look depending on your intention.”