Korean celebrity fashion 2022

Korean celebrity fashion is influential, to say the list. Many celebs, from models to idols, are known for their incredible fashion sense and serve as trendsetters for the public. Here’s a recap on the 10 Korean celebrity fashion items that were the talk of the town in 2022.

1. COS Quilted Oversized Shoulder Bag

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - COS Quilted Oversized Shoulder Bag
Blackpink’s Jennie.
Image adapted from: @jennierubyjane, @jennierubyjane

There’s no doubt that BLACKPINK’s Jennie is one of the top trendsetters, and whatever she’s seen wearing will go out of stock almost immediately.

Earlier this year, Jennie shared a photo dump of her trip to Paris. One item in particular caught the eyes of fans – her COS Quilted Oversized Shoulder Bag.

It was quickly sold out as fans rushed to COS to get their hands on Jennie’s bag. Despite the bag being highly coveted, COS has yet to restock it online and in physical outlets. 

2. Underboob tops

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Underboob tops
BIBI wearing an underboob top.
Image credit: @nakedbibi

Although underboob tops aren’t anything new, they’ve only started making waves in Korea in 2022.

The soloist Naked BIBI, also known as BIBI, got Koreans talking when she wore an underboob top to the American chat show Entertainment Tonight. BIBI mentioned that she wasn’t aware that her top had an underboob slit and only realised while putting on the mic before stepping on set. Nevertheless, she looked fire and pulled it off perfectly.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Underboob tops
Image credit: @hyunah_aa

Other than BIBI, many other artists have been experimenting with the underboob fashion trend. Of course, HyunA – the icon of sexy – didn’t miss out on the trend and totally slayed the look.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon
(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon.
Image credit: @tiny.pretty.j

(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon also wore an underboob top for one of her magazine photoshoots. Unlike the others, hers had a small cut-out to add a pinch of sexiness to her otherwise conservative outfit.

3. MIU MIU Low-rise Micro Mini Skirt 

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - MIU MIU Low-rise Micro Mini Skirt
SNSD’s Yoona.
Image credit: @yoona__lim

MIU MIU’s Spring-Summer 2022 collection surprised the public with its now-viral low-rise micro mini skirt, which can barely cover your bottom.

SNSD’s Yoona perfectly pulled off the MIU MIU’s Low-rise Micro Mini Skirt in a photo shoot with ELLE Magazine and somehow managed to make it look preppy and wholesome. She also shared behind-the-scenes images on her Instagram page wearing the low-rise micro mini skirt.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Irene Kim
Irene Kim.
Image credit: @ireneisgood

Another celebrity who rocked the micro mini skirt was model Irene Kim, who was most recently spotted wearing it on her trip to Singapore. The popular model was one of the first few Korean celebrities who wore and advertised MIU MIU’s Low-Rise Micro Mini Skirt, and of course, the skirt looked hot on her.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - IVE
Image credit: @ivestarship 

Even though the skirt looks slightly different here, the 4th generation girl group IVE also took on the trend. IVE’s stylists reworked and tailored the skirts so the members could dance comfortably in the outfit. 

Besides the MIU MIU’s Low-rise Micro Mini Skirt, other pieces from MIU MIU’s Spring-Summer collection clothing were also worn by IVE.

4. Dickies Original 874 Work Pant

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Dickies Original 874 Work Pant
Blackpink’s Jennie.
Image credit: @jennierubyjane

With Y2K fashion back in trend, low-rise bottoms have quickly become the latest it item you need in your wardrobe.

The Dickies brand has been around since 1922, and they were originally known for their work apparel and durable work pants. However, it was only this year that people started wearing their Dickies Original 874 Work Pant as a fashion piece.

One of the most recognised celebrities donning the Dickies Original 874 Work Pant was the fashion-icon Jennie.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - . Dickies Original 874 Work Pant
Seolhyun & Ryu Su Jeong.
Image adapted from: @s2seolhyuns2, @iloveryu._

The trend also got people flipping down the waistband, showing the inner lining and making the pants even lower-waisted than they already were. The Dickies Original 874 Work Pant was not deliberately designed to be worn this way, but fashion has no limits.

5. Blumarine Denim Butterfly Crop Top

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Red Velvet’s Seulgi
Red Velvet’s Seulgi.
Image credit: @hi_sseulgi

Blumarine’s Denim Butterfly Crop Top is yet another Y2K-inspired fashion item, combining butterflies, crop tops, and denim.

Red Velvet’s Seulgi went for a denim-on-denim look and wore this cute top for a photo shoot with Vogue magazine.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Apink's Bomi
Apink’s Bomi.
Image credit: @firstspring_313

This butterfly top was also seen on Apink’s Bomi during CHOBOM’s – Bomi and Chorong’s subunit – fan meeting. Unlike Seulgi, Bomi wore a tube under the butterfly top to make it more appropriate for the fan meeting.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - TWICE’s Nayeon
TWICE’s Nayeon.
Image adapted from: STUDIO CHOOM [스튜디오 춤]

The Blumarine’s Denim Butterfly Crop Top was most recognised as what TWICE’s Nayeon wore while performing Pop on the Youtube dance channel Studio Choom. Like Bomi, Nayeon wore a tube under the top so she could dance and move comfortably without worrying about wardrobe malfunctions.

6. LOVERBOY Chunky Ears Beanie

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Blackpink’s Lisa
Blackpink’s Lisa.
Image credit: @lalalalisa_m

The LOVERBOY Chunky Ears Beanie needs no introduction. Though the beanie has been around since 2020, it was recently brought back in vogue and seen on multiple celebrities, including BLACKPINK’s Lisa.

The beanie comes in several colours and designs. Lisa wore the LOVERBOY Chunky Ears Beanie in the colour Ecru.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - LOVERBOY Chunky Ears Beanie
Image credit: @yena.jigumina

Many other idols wore the LOVERBOY Chunky Ears Beanie – but in brighter shades – for their stage performances.

Former IZ*ONE member and current soloist Yena wore the beanie in Lime Green for a stage performance of her song Smartphone. What makes this beanie different from Lisa’s, besides the colour, is the addition of a giant safety pin on one of the ears.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Red Velvet's Seulgi
Red Velvet’s Seulgi.
Image credit: @hi_sseulgi

On the other hand, Red Velvet’s Seulgi wore the Limited Edition LOVERBOY Blue Chunky Punk Ears Beanie for her group’s recent comeback.

7. Gentle Monster Tambu W1 

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Gentle Monster Tambu W1
SNSD’s Hyoyeon.
Image credit: @hyoyeon_x_x

When discussing fashion in Korea, we can’t miss out on Gentle Monster’s eyewear. One of the most popular sunglasses in 2022 was the Gentle Monster Tambu, which comes in several colours including white, black, and yellow. The white Gentle Monster Tambu W1 was loved by many celebrities, and SNSD’s Hyoyeon was one of them.

Hyoyeon wore it to SNSD’s Soshi Tamtam shoot and shared a behind-the-scenes photo of her donning said sunglasses on her Instagram.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - 2NE1’s Sandara
2NE1’s Sandara.
Image credit: @daraxxi

2NE1’s Sandara is another famous fashion guru in the K-pop industry. She paired the Gentle Monster Tambu W1 with wide-legged cargo pants, tie-dyed outerwear, sports shoes, and a white baseball cap for an outfit filled with hip-street vibes.

8. Adidas Samba Vegan ‘Black Gum’

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - TWICE’s Nayeon
TWICE’s Nayeon.
Image credit: @nayeonyny

While the whole of Korea was going crazy over the Nike Panda Dunks, these Adidas Samba Vegan ‘Black Gum’ shoes were trending within the Korean celebrity industry.

Not to be confused with Blackpink Jennie’s Adidas The Velosamba shoes, which are actually meant for cycling, the Adidas Samba Vegan ‘Black Gum’ was made for indoor soccer.

TWICE’s Nayeon paired it with a two-piece co-ord from OLIVE DES OLIVE, of which she is the ambassador. 

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Jung Hoyeon
Jung Hoyeon.
Image credit: @hoooooyeony

Model and Squid Game actress Jung Hoyeon paired the Adidas Samba Vegan ‘Black Gum’ with a casual t-shirt and pants, but spiced the look up with a Louis Vuitton shoulder bag.

9. LOEWE Parrots Jeans

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - LOEWE Parrots Jeans
HyunA & SNSD’s Seohyun.
Image adapted from: @hyunah_aa, @seojuhyun_s

These bizarre and loud jeans from LOEWE was one of the hottest fashion items that caught the attention of netizens in 2022. The LOEWE Parrot Jeans is not easy to pull off, but HyunA and Seohyun made it look fabulous.

You can portray different vibes with this same pair of LOEWE Parrot Jeans, depending on how you build your outfit around it. HyunA’s outfit gives us girlboss energy, while Seohyun’s has a more casual and happy summer vibe.

10. TheOpen Product Love Baby T-shirt

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - IU
Image adapted from: @dlwlrma, @dlwlrma

The last item on the list is the TheOpen Product Love Baby T-shirt, which is yet another Y2K-inspired piece.

TheOpen Product Love Baby T-shirt bears a black-and-white picture of swans on the front, accompanied by a spray-painted heart and various scribbles.

This cute top was worn by IU on her birthday in 2022, when she went to take photo booth pictures together with her staff.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - Love Baby T-shirt
Image credit: @s2seolhyuns2

Seolhyun also flaunted her beautiful figure by pairing the form-fitting TheOpen Product Love Baby T-shirt with a pair of comfortable pants, channeling a girl-next-door look.

Korean celebrity fashion 2022 - LE SSERAFIM’s Chaewon
LE SSERAFIM’s Chaewon.
Image credit: @weekly_idol.official

The TheOpen Product Love Baby T-shirt is also available in light blue. LE SSERAFIM’s Chaewon wore the light blue version on the Korean variety show Weekly Idol.

Korean celebrity fashion items that created buzz in 2022

These are some of the top Korean celebrity fashion items that went viral on the internet in 2022. Out of the 10 fashion items, how many of them have you come across?

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