With the exponential growth of wearable technology and the increase in fashion designers coming up with more innovative products, it’s not a surprise that there are already trends for what will be seen as our current fashion in 2022. Below are the top five wearable fashion trends to look out for.
1. Wearable devices of the ankle
Devices used for our feet are usually regarded as “footwares” and not “wearables”. But from the looks of it, this will be the trend for 2022. Since these wearable devices are placed on our feet, they have great potential in capturing data. Aside from helping people with their exercises, these wearable devices will also help with monitoring a person’s health since they are accessible all day.
2. Wearable jewelry
Jewelry is always timeless, and the trend doesn’t seem to be fading anytime soon. The only difference is that it’s no longer just worn in the ears or around our wrists, but also as accessories on other parts of our body. Smart jewelry looks like real jewelry, except that it’s fitted with sensors and other mini gadgets to monitor health metrics such as blood pressure, heart rate and sleep quality. This is possible with the advancement of polymer technology and micro-electronics.
3. Wearable clothing
The idea that a piece of clothing can monitor your activity levels, wellbeing and other health metrics was once thought to be the stuff of sci-fi movies or a reality TV show. However, that has already become an actual trend with new products being released to the market every year that are meant to help people take control of their health through wearable technology.
4. Wearable hairstyles
All you have to do is to look at the most recent fashion shows of various fashion designers and you’ll notice that they’re all featuring wearable hairstyles. According to researchers, this is due to the advancements in 3D printing technology. Back then, we only had the ability of making small pieces and with limited shapes, but now we are able to create more complex curves and designs using a fiber laser printer.
5. Wearable designs
As mentioned before, 3D printing technology has made wearable designs possible. Whether you want it or not, the trend is already here, and it’s only one of the many ways that fashion designers are trying to make us look our best with wearable technologies.