Discover Fall 2022 Fashion Trends: Basics, LBDs, Bikercore and More

Here's the 411.
Last Updated
Jul 19, 2022

We can hardly believe it either, but it's *already* time to talk about fall fashion. That's right: the runways have been in the books for a few months now, and ever since, our editors have been marinating on all the new-in finery popping up and creating buzz. From Bottega to Prada, Khaite to Chloé, we've corralled the need-to-know Fall 2022 fashion trends that are sure to take over.

Some trends went the trad route, calling on long, midcentury circle skirts for the transitional season; others mined inspiration from the Gen Z set, giving the corset trend a high-street feel. Also inspiring designers? Julia Fox, whose bikercore aesthetic is slated to be Fall 2022's most omnipresent trend. Need more convincing? Get the full 411 ahead. 



The bikercore trend is shored up by heady hardware, luxe leathers, and edgy cuts, all of which are infused with a rebellious spirit. Trendy as it is, bikercore is always looming, coming back every few decades. In the past century alone, there was its '50s-era rise via icons like Elvis and James Dean, and its aughts reboot with brands like Von Dutch and AllSaints. Today, It-girls like Julia Fox, Kourtney Kardashian, and Rosalía have endorsed the trend.

Of course, fall is high season for leather layers, so it's no surprise that brands like Khaite and Saint Laurent bet big on bikercore for fall. Not ready to dive in headfirst? Channel it subtly with a simple moto boot or a belted leather jacket. Or, opt for Balenciaga's Le Cagole bag, which went viral on Kim Kardashian's arm for the brand's Spring/Summer 2022 campaign. 

Ambush / Laquan Smith / Saint Laurent / Alaia Photo Courtesy of IMAX Tree


Billowy LBDs

All hail the unwavering endurance of the little black dress. Unfortunately for Coco Chanel, who popularized LBDs using a simple shift silhouette in the '20s, rosebud-shaped skirts with truncated hemlines are replacing her blueprint this season. As seen on catwalks from Milan (Valentino) to Paris (Alaïa), nipped waists and wide skirts are having a moment—and they've already started appearing in the celebrity style circuit. Just look to Hailey Bieber's striking Sportmax moment from this past June.

Valentino / Alaia / David Koma / Jason Wu (Photo Courtesy of IMAX Tree)



Some trends start on the runways; others start out in far-off corners of the world and later make their high-fashion crossover. Like grunge fashion and chunky gold chains, corsets fall in the latter camp. Gaining in popularity in recent years on TikTok, the corset is making its first big comeback since '90s-era Jean Paul Gaultier versions, popping up at Fendi, Versace, Dior, and more. We're co-signing neutral bustiers that are built into minidresses or worn over button-downs, adding a bit of subtle structure to your outfit.

Versace / Fendi / Laquan Smith / Christian Siriano (Photo Courtesy of IMAX Tree)


White Tank Tops

For fall 2022, designers revisited the endless appeal of an age-old combo: a white tank top and casual bottoms. For Matthieu Blazy's creative directorial debut at Bottega Veneta, he built his first look off of the outfit formula, signifying a brand-wide shift back to basics. Prada architected a triangle-stamped tank that covergirls like Dua Lipa (Vogue) and Anne Hathaway (Interview) have already made a splash in. Popularized by off-duty models like Kate Moss and Kaia Gerber, the tank is easy, effortless, achievable, and oftentimes affordable.

Elena Velez / Chloé / Bottega Veneta / Prada Photo Courtesy of IMAX Tree


New-New Look

Not in years have we seen such an abundance of long, billowy hoop skirts since the Fall 2022 shows. Nodding to Christian Dior's famous "New Look," brands like Jason Wu and Off-White leaned into long, plush skirts, all paired with long-sleeves of all sorts. While waists remained cinched and skirts remained full, everything above the hips felt roomy and relaxed, signifying a shift away from the form-fitting New Looks of decades past. 

Jason Wu / Carolina Herrera / Christian Siriano / Off-White (Photo Courtesy of Imax Tree)
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