TikTok is sort of the Facebook of Generation Z. While Millennials and Gen Y-ers might feel savvier with “old school” (if we can even call them that now!) social media platforms, TikTok has taken the younger populations by storm. Perhaps it’s time to dip in a toe or dive into the world of TikTok! Why? Because it seems to be the virtual space where fashion is being made. Strange, but true, TikTok is the place for being up to date and ahead of all the cool and stylish fashion trends.
TikTok dominates style trends and all fashion discussions these days, which is changing the way we dress. With an algorithm that blasts viral content to millions of users a day, these videos are shaping what mainstream culture considers trendy or stylish, and certainly affects what we choose to wear. Whether you’re on TikTok or not and just love a little trendy fashion, here are some TikTok Fashion trends to know in 2022.
Knitwear is TikTok trendy, which is great for all of us cozy cashmere sweater lovers. The knitwear trend has been and is still going strong into 2022. Keep an eye out for stand-out knitwear pieces that have been especially popular on TikTok. Knits that come in bright patterns, distressed textures, and even sweater vests will all be super popular in 2022. While the classic sweater will always be cool, keep an eye out for cutout sweaters, wrap sweaters, oversized knits, and the throwback sweater vest look as trendy style pieces for 2022.
Feathers and opera gloves, you say? According to the experts, opera gloves and feathers aren’t just for Halloween and hippies anymore. Feathers are making a big splash into the fashion world this year. Keep an eye out for feather trim and full-on feather dresses. Adding feathers to any outfit can create a tasteful touch of drama and flair. Feeling feather shy? Start small with feather earrings or accessories to bring some more feathery flair into your look without necessarily decking out in a full-blown feather suit.
Opera gloves are another flair of drama that is becoming more mainstream and fashionable. It’s been a century or so, but these gloves seem to be making their bold return. Given our general style shift to drama and over-the-top in the last year, the move from normal women’s gloves to opera gloves isn’t too much of a shocker. If you’re feeling particularly dramatic, opera gloves go great when worn with anything feathery.
Remember midriffs from when we were in high school? Well, TikTok has brought them back in full swing. Beyond just the crop top is any top that bares a little belly. Low rise women's jeans, mini skirts, and midriffs may all sound like a blast (or ghost) from the past, but they are coming back into popularity full swing. Cutout outfits are also super trendy as they also highlight the midsection. So whether you’re into crop tops, midriff-bearing tops, or cutouts, showing off your belly is fashionable this year.
Onesies and rompers have already been around and stylish for a few years now. But TikTok-ers want to step up their game for 2022 and bring back the catsuit. Again, we may have déjà vu moments of Britney Spears on MTV in her iconic red catsuit singing "Oops!... I Did It Again." Well, somehow the early 2000s are back via TikTok and with them, catsuits.
Catsuits are really having a moment. What makes them distinct from regular jumpsuits is that they are usually more skin-tight and have a statement effect. Part of the catsuit's popularity is the fact that it’s versatile. Wear it with anything from your closet, from a jean jacket to a slip dress.
Puffer jackets are cool now. Remember when we used to do everything we could to avoid wearing those bulky puffer coats to school? Well, now the joke's on us because TikTok has made them especially fashionable. Thankfully, puffer coats are also totally practical. You can easily find plus-size puffer jackets that will look good on anyone and also keep you warm for the rest of the winter. Other stylish puffer outerwear is down jackets and down vests that are easy to style and wear while also keeping you toasty.
We love anything stylish that is also comfortable, so we’re happy to announce that TikTok Fashion has also deemed simple lounge dresses to be undeniably fashionable. Choose simple and classic styles such as slip dresses for the ultimate cool look. We definitely love anything comfy and loungy, so enjoy this trend while it’s here.
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