Fashion retailer ASOS predicts 2022 trends – including mini skirts and ‘double denim’

Mini skirts, low-rise jeans and “double denim” are among the fashion trends expected to take by storm in 2022.

The “anniversary” look caught fire in 2021, according to the annual ASOS Trends Report, and will continue to set the style over the next 12 months.

The demand for 90s-inspired clothing – baggy jeans, cargo pants and bright, bold colors – will also continue, which has increased in 2021.

The online clothing giant also reported:

  • Party heels sold at the rate of one pair every 13 seconds
  • Huge popularity of rockets – over 446,000 pairs sold
  • Sage green was the favorite color for bridesmaids’ dresses
  • A “back to office” boom in black pants sales: second half of year saw a 30% increase in black pants sales
  • A forecast that the halter neck with bare shoulders will become a fashion staple in 2022, following a 37.437 percent increase in searches for the article on ASOS Marketplace.

In a separate survey of 2,000 adults, also conducted by ASOS, 40% of 18-35 year olds said they spent more on clothes in 2021 than in 2020.

While 40% also said they made a fashion or beauty purchase to celebrate the loosening of the lockdown in July.

And it seems shoppers are looking forward to putting their new looks together, with 67 percent of young people between the ages of 18 and 35 planning to hit Boxing Day sales, spending an average of £ 119 each. .

Generation Z and Millennials are the biggest bargain hunters, with three in five (67%) saying they spend on sales this year and wear jeans (45 percent), coats (36 percent) and sneakers (36 percent). percent) at the top of their wish list.

A quarter (24%) of 18-35 year-olds say they will wear oversized, baggy clothing in 2022 and a fifth (20%) will choose large, bold colors.

This is a continuation from 2021 where oversized styles accounted for 60 percent of men’s jersey top sales and there was a 135% increase in the number of women’s rockets sold.

The bridal and wedding industry was huge in 2021 – after a series of lockdowns and canceled weddings – with customers purchasing over 1.5 million bridal and bridesmaids dresses, featuring the long-sleeved Iris maxi wedding dress which was the number one choice for brides.

The bride and groom and male guests were well dressed and well underway, with sales of more than 100,000 suits and demand for formal shoes increased by 80%.

The Love Island effect worked too: after winner Millie Court was seen in a tie-dye set, she sold out in a week.

Double denim will be a big trend for 2022

But she was given a run for her money by Sex Education’s Jackson Marchetti, which triggered 34,000 college jacket sales during the fall / winter season.

ASOS commercial design and visual director Vanessa Spence said, “The trends of the 90s are still very popular with fashionistas, especially the 20s, who haven’t had a chance to experiment with flares and crop tops. the last time.

“We’ll also see a revival of 2000s trends next year, so expect low-rise jeans, double denim and mini skirts to be featured in a lot of changes.

“If you need inspiration after experiencing the lockdown in soft colors, bright pop colors have been seen all over the runways in the last few shows, so they’re going to be huge in 2022.”

The full report can be read here.

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