Three fashion trends we don’t want to see in 2023



New trends are constantly appearing on the scene in a constant evolution of (mostly) different styles and vibes. And a new year always means new inspiration for our wardrobe.

That’s good news, as Y2K fashion has dominated trend discourse all year, with low-rise cuts taking center stage – a comeback we could have done without.

Here are three pieces that were everywhere in 2022 that you can banish to the back of your closet right now.

Y2K fashion

While we may see a return to normcore and gorpcore in fashion choices this year, with a renewed emphasis on basics and staples, 2022 has largely been defined by a definite, rather bold aesthetic with a focus on 2000s style.

A major source of inspiration that has significantly influenced some trends, coming straight from – for the most part – various social networks.

On TikTok, hashtag #Y2K counts over 12 billion views for fashion and beauty-related content, while hashtags #Y2Kaesthetic and #Y2Kfashion count 1.9 and 1.2 billion, respectively.

Nothing short of a tidal wave has brought with it trends that the average person probably could have done without. But don’t panic, some big ones are about to fall by the wayside.

Low-rise, a favorite among young fashionistas

Right at the beginning of the year, in January 2022, fashion was about to make a dramatic comeback: that of low-rise cuts. A trend that nobody saw coming and that the over-30s found difficult to accept. And for a good reason.

Whether it’s in the form of pants, jeans, or skirts, low-waist styles have (unsurprisingly) inflicted old-fashion trauma on many—and that’s an understatement.

American model Bella Hadid in a low rise skirt

It has to be acknowledged that low-rise styles aren’t the most ubiquitous trend of the last 20 years for a range of different body shapes and types. Inseparable from celebrities like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera two decades ago, this particular fashion inspiration is a difficult one to style and therefore to make our own.

And if we’re already ready to banish it from our closets, one reason might be that it’s been associated with several other fashion faux pas, starting with exposed thong underwear – another trend that has been difficult for many, to get behind.

Cutouts or the art of bad taste?

Even before there is an avalanche of criticism of all kinds, rest assured that excerpts don’t really offend anyone at first glance. They can even be chic and sexy when used in a subtle and discreet way on sweaters, tops, dresses or even suits.

However, this year’s styles are dominated by parts with slightly less sophisticated cut-outs, which often sit on the hips and chest, which does not always have the noblest effect.

American singer Lil Nas in cutouts

In December 2021, this type of neckline made its comeback on the red carpet, then a few months later on the catwalks, but rest assured, the latest shows dedicated to Spring-Summer 2023 have removed it from women’s wardrobes .

Cutouts are replaced with a more sensual style of dress that includes sheer fabrics, as seen at Prada and Miu Miu, and visible lingerie.

Pink, Barbie’s favorite style

This year’s Barbiecore phenomenon (with its 190 million views on TikTok) was unmissable, bringing back the iconic doll’s famous pink.

A single snap from the Barbie movie, which hits theaters next summer, was enough to make this aesthetic a must-have all year round.

Designers, influencers and consumers alike have embraced it, dreaming up looks that are more cheesy – if rather cheerful – than the last.

Pink collection of fashion house Valentino

Valentino is among the houses that have made this hot pink a top color for the Fall-Winter 2022 season, sending it head-to-toe in a variety of silhouettes, both feminine and masculine.

But the trend is coming to an end, with a new year punctuated by more neutral tones such as white and beige, as well as pastel, cobalt blue or orange, which are among the flagship colors of next season.

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