2022 was filled with insane fashion moments, from Heidi Klum’s dedication to Halloween to Rhianna making pregnant bellies the ultimate fashion statement. And that’s not even mentioning Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe moment on the Met Gala carpet. Come with us to take a look back at the most talked about style statements of 2022 that sparked conversations worldwide.
1. Rihanna’s pregnancy reveal
When she came out rocking the bump in a hot pink, Barbiecore puffer parka by Chanel, tons of jewels and ribbed boyfriend jeans, the world collectively fell in love. She had an effortless, radiant glow and truly committed to that NYC reveal outfit, even though it was snowing outside. And that was just the start — throughout the rest of her pregnancy, she wore some seriously jaw-dropping looks, like that sheer Dior lingerie get-up and a Gucci latex crop top.
2. Nicole Kidman’s barely-there pleated moment
When Nicole Kidman graced the cover of Vanity Fair in a skin-baring Miu Miu pleated bra top and micro-miniskirt, the internet did not know what to think. Some thought the schoolgirl look was creepy, while others commented Kidman was too old to wear the outfit. However, just as many people loved the cover, leaving the web completely divided on this jaw-dropping ‘fit. Although her stylist had set aside a different outfit, Kidman fought to wear the Miu Miu pieces.
3. Kim K’s Marilyn Moment
While some people were upset that Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress was taken out of a museum to risk damage for Kim Kardashian on a red carpet. According to Kim, she was on a strict diet and workout plan before wearing the dress. Both the diet and the wearing of the dress earned the reality star criticism, but you can’t deny that her outfit was all over the headlines and commanded attention all night long.
4. Lil Nas X peacocking in black feathers
It’s safe to say that Lil Nas X stole the show at the VMAs, where he wore a towering, halo-inspired headdress paired with a black feather-adorned hoop skirt. The theatrical look was designed by Harris Reed, who made a similar look for Iman at the 2021 Met Gala. The singer looked like an absolute king and turned heads all night long, which wasn’t a surprise.
5. Bella Hadid’s spray-on dress
Technology and fashion are reaching new heights, and Coperni’s Paris Fashion Week show proved that in 2022. Bella Hadid closed the runway wearing a white Fabrican dress that was sprayed onto her body in front of the crowd. Many people are saying that this is the fabric of the future, making this a seriously historic moment for the fashion crowd.
6. Harry Styles in sequins
Harry Styles is never one for an understated fashion moment, and he truly showed out in this rainbow sequin Gucci jumpsuit, which was a highlight moment in a sea of colorful NYC concert looks. In 2022, he did a residency at MSG, released his third album, and headlined Coachella for the first time. We can’t wait to see what the 2023 outfits look like!
7. Florence Pugh frees the nipple in pink
Florence Pugh was pretty in pink when she wore this fairytale tulle dress by Valentino. It was 100% sheer on top, showing everything and putting everyone in a tizzy. While we think this dress was a gorgeous fashion moment, she got backlash, like women’s bodies always do. In an Instagram post, she responded with the perfect clap-back before ending it by asking people why they’re so scared of breasts.
8. Timothee Chalamet in a fierce backless halter look
Gendered fashion is so last decade, and Chalamet proved that with his back-baring red silk look by Haider Ackerman, which featured a unique, scarf-style neckline. Many thought that the outfit was too much, but the actor has always blurred gender lines with his looks like Harry Styles has, and we thought it was a fun and flirty way to defy conventions and express his style.
9. Brad Pitt in a skirt
This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve been obsessed with Brad in a skirt. Remember “Troy,” anyone? He wore it at the Berlin premiere of his film “Bullet Train,” which makes sense since a lot of European guys are wearing skirts more and more. Made from brown linen and designed by Haans Nicholas Mott, we have to say that he looked quite chic. His confusing explanation to Variety magazine, when they asked him, was. “I don’t know! We’re all going to die, so let’s mess it up.”
10. J.Lo’s insane wedding dresses
After calling it quits 20 years ago, it makes sense that Bennifer would want to have a huge wedding celebration after finally making their way back to each other. After having a private ceremony, they held the most lavish event possible in Georgia. At the ceremony, J.Lo wore a whopping three custom Ralph Lauren gowns, and we don’t want to know the price tag. The first was a turtleneck column dress with a ruffled train, the second was a pearl-filled chandelier-inspired look, and the third was a seductive mermaid style with a see-through organza hood.
11. Heidi Klum does the worm
Halloween outfits definitely count as 2022 fashion moments, and no one did it better than Heidi Klum, who always fully commits herself when her October 31st bash is coming up. From the spooky to the sexy, she’s done it all, but we could have never expected her to wriggle out in this hilarious earthworm which left her armless and unrecognizable.