Women's Watch Trends 2022: The Popular Styles and Trending Watches

Women's watch trends 2022 range from simple minimalism and vintage-inspired timepieces to large faces, bejeweled watches, two tones and rainbow colors, and sporty-chic elegance. From the new luxury ladies watches released this year to the best selling watches and the timepieces celebrity influencers are sporting, these watch styles are the most popular right now.

Here, you will discover what female wristwatches are in fashion in 2022. Whether you're simply curious about what is trending in the world of high-end ladies timepieces or looking for a stylish everyday watch that will elevate even the simplest ensemble, there's something for you below.




  • Let’s start with a look at the most popular watch styles for ladies right now
  • Then a gallery of the latest luxury ladies' watches released this year
  • And wrap up with the top 25 currently trending women's watches 


Current Female Watch Trends: What Women's Watches are In Style in 2022?

Simple Minimalist Watches

Simple minimalism is the number one watch trend for ladies in 2022. From the city streets to Pinterest and Instagram, this is the most popular watch style gracing women's wrists. Minimalist watches may look simple and understated but they add such elegance to the wrist. Slip one on and watch your style take on a whole new level of sophistication.

It's really no surprise that so many brands focus on this style. From Daniel Wellington, Cluse, Rosefield, MVMT, Vincero, Skagen, to Movado. There's no shortage of options whether you prefer leather straps or Milanese (mesh) bracelets.

Minimalist Women's Watch Trend

Big Face Watches

Yes, large face women's watches are still in style in 2022! The way things are going, oversized watches won’t go out of style soon. Even female celebrities like Kylie Jenner love this menswear-inspired look. 

Gone are the days when all ladies watches were delicate and dainty. Many modern women gravitate towards watches that stand out and get noticed. They see big dial watches as more aesthetically pleasing. They are sporty and look amazing when layered with delicate accessories like a Cartier bracelet.

And the watch brands are delivering. Today, some of the most popular women’s watches come in 38mm, 40mm, and even 42+mm styles. The best accessible watch brand to consider for big watches is Michael Kors. This brand just gets the oversized watch trend. Best of all, their watches look luxurious but come at accessible prices.

See the most popular big face watches for women 

Hybrid Smartwatches

Women's Hybrid Smartwatch by Michael Kors

Ever since the Apple Watch was announced, the smartwatch trend has taken the watch world by storm. This trend has got women who haven't thought about wristwatches for years sporting a wristwatch on a daily basis. The kind of functionality and convenience it delivers at the comfort of our wrists explains why smartwatches are among the best-selling watches today. 

Vintage Inspired Watches 

Retro-style watches made in the styles of past eras are hot right now. From Timex with their Waterbury watches to Bulova with their Rubaiyat watches, watch brands are launching watches that pay homage to the very first wristwatches they made for women.

These watches combine timeless designs with modern craftsmanship and contemporary modern touches such as big faces and bolder tones. Offering the best of both bygone and modern eras, it's easy to see why retro watches are such a hot trend right now. 

Bejeweled Watches 

This is definitely a timeless trend. Sparkle has characterized ladies watches ever since the first-ever wristwatch was made. Today, the trend ranges from iced-out watches covered with crystals to classic watches accented with genuine diamond accents.

There is something for you whether you prefer to go all out with a flashy timepiece or would rather keep things subtle. Whether you want a touch of glamor to looks for parties, night outs, the holiday season, and new year's eve, or to make the everyday glamorous.

JBW Green Face Watch

  

Solar Powered Watches

One of the hassles of owning a battery-powered watch is the need to replace the battery every couple of years. The cost of buying a new battery and paying a jeweler to replace it can really add up. Many women are saying goodbye to this hassle by opting for watches powered by light. 

Citizen Eco-Drive watches, Seiko Solar Watches are some of the most popular women's watches. Even luxury watch brands are embracing this trend. For example, Cartier launched their first solar-powered watch this year. 

Sporty Chic Watches 

No doubt that the sporty chic look is absolutely cool and stylish. With large faces and chronograph dials, these are bold attention-grabbing timepieces. But this is not the only reason behind the popularity of sporty and dive watch style watches.

Many women love the practicality as well. These active watches feature rugged builds, 50+ meters water resistance ratings, and multifunctional movements. They come in handy everywhere from workouts, the kitchen, to the great outdoors. Whether you prefer a sporty yet dressy stainless watch or one made of rubber, you can't go wrong here. 

Milanese or Mesh Band Watches 

The mesh watch trend is one hottest right now. This type of band is elegant and incredibly comfortable on this wrist. It's no wonder many women love it and more and more brands are incorporating it in their models. 

Square and Rectangular Faced watches

As more and more women are wearing watches to make a statement, they are looking for unique shapes such as square and rectangular. More and more ladies watches even sport hexagonal menswear-inspired shapes inspired by sporty luxury watches such as the Audemars Piquet Royal Oak or the Hublot Big Bang. 

Arm Candy Watch Styling 

Ladies are pairing watches with bangles and bracelets to create glam arm candy. This trend works with all kinds of watches small or large. 

What is the Size Trend for Ladies Watches in 2022?

Big face ladies watches with 38mm, 40mm, 42mm, and even bigger case diameters are trending but so are small women's watches. Whether to go for the oversized watch trend or the small watch trend comes down to the size of your wrist and whether you prefer the understated elegance of a petite watch or a watch that stands out on the wrist and grabs attention.

What are the Hottest Women's Watch Colors 2022?

Blue face, dark green, burgundy, and rainbow colors are the top ladies watch color trends in 2022.
It could be a hint of color on the dial, bezel, or crown. A bold and bright leather or silicone strap, or a pop of color with a colored face.
The rose gold watch trend is also still in. Rose gold women's watches are still in style now.
Because of their versatility, duo tones watches are also very popular. These styles of watches combine two classic tones - could be silver and gold, black and gold, or white and gold.

Are White Watches Still in Style?

White watches are still in style in 2022. Whether white ceramic, white silicone, or white resin, they are a hot watch trend for the summer. An example of a white watch that never goes out of style is the Chanel J12 watch. 

Are Ceramic Watches Still In Style in 2022?

Ceramic watches are still in style. They are favorite watches for the spring and summer seasons. Classic ceramic timepieces such as the Chanel J12 and Rado watches play a big part in ensuring that ceramic watches are not a passing fad.

Women’s Luxury Watch Trends 2022

The COVID 19 pandemic didn’t stop the top watchmakers from showcasing some seriously stunning creations, virtually of course.

At this year’s Watches and Wonders, the watch industry’s equivalent of Fashion Week (formally SIHH), show-stopping bedazzled timepieces to sporty everyday styles, big to petite timepieces, neutral to bold colors, and intricate mechanical movements had their moment.

Here are the latest luxury women's watch trends as showcased at Watches and Wonders:  

25 Trending Women's Watches in 2022 

Now, below are the most popular women's watches right now. As you will see, these best selling watches illustrate the above trends aptly. 

Michael Kors Runway Watch

Big Face, Simple Minimalist Trend



The Michael Kors Runway watch has been one of the top 10 trending women's watches for a number of years now. The simple classic styling combined with a trendy large face is to thank for this. It also helps that Michael Kors makes it in 42mm, 38mm, and 33mm face sizes. Plus plenty of styles and colors to choose from. A high-end look at an accessible price of under $150. It's surprisingly lightweight as well.

Daniel Wellington Petite Melrose Watch

Milanese Band, Minimalist Watches 


As the most popular Scandinavian women's watch brand, Daniel Wellington has played a major role in popularizing the minimalist look. Featuring a mesh bracelet, the DW Petite Melrose is the brand's sleekest and most elegant watch to date and one of the trendy women's watches in 2022. Classy yet fashionable, lightweight and slim, and easy to wear, it's awesome for everyday wear and work and can even go with dresses for night events.

MVMT Nova Women's Watch

Watch Trend: Simple Minimalism, Big and Bold Face


The MVMT Nova may be simple and minimalist but it adds a really nice touch of glam to outfits. A large 38mm chronograph face ensures it stands out. The Nova is inspired and named after the celestial phenomenon. Classic and elegant, the watch is perfect for everyday professional and casual wear. It comes in a wide range of styles to choose from. Quality is good too - it runs on a Miyota movement and is covered by a two years warranty.

Michael Kors Ladies Lexington Watch

Big Face, Multiple Tones Trends


The Michael Kors Lexington offers a way to rock the oversized Rolex look at a fraction of the price. A fantastic everyday watch with some jazz. With the large 38mm face, the Jubilee style bracelet and the beveled bezel, this is a Rolex Date Just look alike. It just looks so classy on the wrist and is a compliments magnet. Plus you can literally wear it everywhere and with everything, thanks to the tri-tone styling and 100m water resistance rating. You don't even have to take it off if you go snorkeling .

Fossil Gen 5E 42mm Hybrid Women's Smartwatch 

Hybrid Smartwatch Trend


Imagine a classy wristwatch that goes with any outfit and delivers smartphone notifications to your wrist, lets you track your health and fitness goals, allows you to pick calls without your phone, and does so much more. This is exactly what the Fossil Gen 5E does. It's one of the most popular women's hybrid smartwatches right now. The best thing about it is the rich set of features it offers. Powered by Google's Wear OS, it's compatible with both iPhone and Android phones.

MICHELE MWW06P000099 Deco 

Vintage Inspired, Rectangular Shaped Watches Trends


The Michele Deco watch definitely resonates with women. It has everything going for it from an Art Deco-inspired shape, a bold and functional chronograph dial, genuine diamonds, to a Swiss quartz movement. All this for under $1000. Not only is the Deco watch a trendy watch, but it's also a timeless classic that goes with any look and looks amazing on both large and small wrists. It has a durable build with 50m water resistance rating, and day and date display.

Find out why Michele watches are popular and whether they are worth it 

Armitron Swarovski Crystal Watch

Small Watch Trend 


The Armitron Swarovski Crystal Watch is a Rolex look-alike at a very affordable price point. With the coin edge bezel, jubilee style bracelet, and Swarovski crystal markers, it looks like a very high-end watch. It’s hard to believe it costs about $30. Armitron has a solid reputation for quality watches and the reviews for this one attest it lasts for years. It comes in an assortment of trendy watch faces from blue to emerald green. Not to forget the day and date display and luminous hands. 

Bulova Rubaiyat Heritage Collection Watch 

Vintage Inspired Trend


The Bulova Rubaiyat is such a luxurious and elegant watch. The best thing about it is it’s pricing. It comes in multiple versions priced from $250 to $900. This makes it accessible to a wider audience. Bulova has outdone itself here. The Rubaiyat is a very well-made watch with fine quality materials including a sapphire crystal and real diamonds. It has quite a number of distinct features including the unique placement of the crown at 12 o’clock. And how gorgeous is that dial!

Bulova Two-Tone Diamond Watch 

Two-Tone Watch Trend 


Nothing demonstrates the beauty of a two-tone watch like the Bulova Two-Tone Diamond watch. It's actually the most stunning timepiece in the Bulova diamond collection. It features 12 diamonds on a mother of pearl dial, a domed dial window, white enamel bezel inserts, and luminous hands. Sporty and elegant and featuring two tones, it's such a versatile accessory.  

Timex Waterbury Women's Watch

Retro Watch Trend


Timex Waterbury is a nod to the very first wristwatches created by Timex and the women who made them. You get Timex's legendary readability including Indiglo nightlight in a very classy and fashionable watch featuring a beautiful rose gold-tone and high-end styling. 

G-Shock GMAS120SR-7A Women's Watch

Sporty Chic, Big Face, Rose Gold Trends


With the Casio Women's Transparent GShock on your wrist, you have all kinds of tools at the convenience of your wrist. Besides the analog-digital time display,  it has a day display, world time, stopwatch, countdown timer, and 5 daily alarms. Of course, it offers all the perks of a GShock: shock resistance, magnetic resistance, and water resistance up to 200 meters. Perfect for daily and activewear. The icing on the cake is that it's absolutely gorgeous and looks amazing on a female wrist even with the humongous 49mm case. 

Casio Baby-G MSG-200

Sporty Chic, Rose Gold, Solar Powered Trends


The most amazing thing about the Casio Baby-G MSG-200 is that it's packed with features and yet has a 38mm case that suits even small wrists and a lightweight feel. It has multiple time zones, stopwatch functionality, auto calendar, day-date display and more. All these functions are solar-powered and one full charge can last 10 to 20 months. Despite the pretty looks, this Baby G is built to take a beating. It's shock-resistant and boasts a 100 meters water resistance. It's a very popular watch for daily and activewear.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer

Sporty Chic Trend


From the office to the boat, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer fits right in with its sporty-elegant style. It's one of the most sought after Swiss watches for women. It's not sparkly but the mother of pearl dial adds a nice feminine touch. This sporty watch is consistently top-rated for style, quality, and durability. It's built to last decades and never go out of style. Water-resistant to 300 meters, you can even go recreational scuba diving with it on.

GUESS Limelight Crystal Silicone Watch 

Sporty Chic Trend 


What a head-turner! With a sporty design, a large 39mm chronograph face adorned with glitter and little stones, the Guess Limelight is sure to shine a limelight on your style. It's sparkly without being too flashy.
The Limelight shines when it comes to functions too. It has day a date display and 50 meters water resistance. It comes in pink and rose gold, blue and rose gold, and black and gold.

Burberry The City watch

Simple Minimalism, Big Face


Like everything Burberry, the Burberry the City watch is classy and timeless. Luxurious without being flashy. This watch just looks amazing with a trench coat, an LBD, a scarf, and all other outfits. The 38mm dial features the brand's iconic plaid pattern. Quality is superb too. It's made of high-grade stainless steel with an 18K gold finish and features a sapphire crystal to protect the dial from scratches. And it's powered by a Swiss quartz movement. Definitely a watch every watch lover should have in her collection. 

Skagen Freja Mesh Watch

Minimalist, Milanese Band


Petite elegance looks like the 26mm Skagen Freja ladies watch. From the Milanese band to the minimalist face adorned with crystal hour markers. The watch is very classy and works with both casual and dressy looks. The uncluttered dial makes time and date easy to read despite the modest size. The watch is lightweight and the band is easy to adjust. Last but not least, the watch comes in a wide assortment of tones. 

Movado BOLD Iconic Gold Watch

Modern Minimalism Trend


The Movado Bold is one of the chicest watches in the 21st century. It's minimalist yet bold, classic but fashionable with a luxurious satin-like ion-plated yellow gold finish. Very eye-catching and a conversation starter. Quality-wise, Movado is known for superior craftsmanship and the watch is powered by a Swiss quartz movement for the ultimate precision. The 36mm face diameter is just perfect - not too small n not too big.

Seiko Women's Diamond Solar Watch

Solar Powered, Sporty Chic


This sporty-chic Seiko ladies watch looks just fashionable on the wrist. It has a nicely sized 33mm face size that suits all wrist sizes. The sporty design with a ceramic bezel is contrasted with diamond markers and a mother of pearl dial. And the two-tone styling makes it a super versatile everyday watch. Besides the styling, the best thing about it is that it’s solar-powered so you won't have to pay for battery replacement. Very practical timepiece complete with 50m water-resistant.

Citizen Eco-Drive Silhouette Crystal Watch

Solar Powered


First things first, this Citizen Eco-Drive watch is stunning. The silver-tone is radiant, the Swarovski crystals on the bezel add a flashiness without going overboard, and the mother of pearl dial changes color depending on the light. Even better, the watch is powered by any light so perfect if you're tired of paying money to replace the battery. Besides adding a sporty element, the two sub-dials display the day and date. The 32mm case is perfect for both big and tiny wrists.

Versus Versace Covent Garden Watch

Bling Trend


No one does bold and glamorous quite like Versace. The Versace Covent Garden watch is a very good example of this. An exquisite white enamel dial is surrounded by luxurious crystal and the Medusa logo. Plus the face is a nicely sized 36mm. Such an attention-grabbing watch face attached to an equally stylish beige strap. Quality is as you can expect from Versace and Swiss watchmaking. 

SWAROVSKI Octea Lux Chrono Watch

Emerald Green 


If you've been on the hunt for a gorgeous green watch, the Octea Swarovski watch has such a rich emerald green tone combined with rose gold. It also features a faceted crystal bezel, a 39mm sunray chronograph dial, and a crocodile-embossed genuine leather strap. The Octea is not all looks with no substance though. It’s a product of Swiss watchmaking and even has a stopwatch function.

JBW J6303A Mondrian Diamond Watch  

Bling Watches, Big Face Trend




When searching for bling watch, JBW women's watches never disappoint. The name actually stands for Just Bling Watch. The JBW J6303A Mondrian Diamond has just the right amount of sparkle without going overboard. It features 16 genuine diamonds as hour markers and paved Swarovski crystals in the center of the dial and around the face. The crystals sparkle in the most mesmerizing way when they catch the light. 

Fossil Riley Crystal-Accented Multifunction Women's Watch

Boyfriend Watch Trend


The Riley menswear-inspired watch with rhinestones around the bezel has a wow factor. It features a bold chronograph face and the crystals wow in the light. With a classic shape and sporty features, the Riley is fashionable right now but will also never go out of style. The 38mm face size is just right for feminine wrists. It has a nice weight like a quality stainless steel watch should and displays the day and date as well. With a 100m water resistance rating, this is a watch you can wear anywhere. 

Michael Kors Parker Ladies Watch 

Big Face, Two-Tone, Bling


The gold and blush combo in the Michael Kors Parker watch is absolutely gorgeous. The crystals set on the bezel and hour marks add just the right amount of sparkle. Chronograph sub-dials on a big 39mm case mean that this is a watch to make a statement. But this watch isn't just gorgeous. It's well made too so you can expect to get years of service. It's powered by a Japanese quartz movement and sports a convenient date window.

Gucci SYNC L Rubber Watch

Sporty Chic Trend


Featuring a white rubber band with green and red stripes and a silver case, the Gucci Sync ladies' watch is as striking as any other Gucci item. It comes in a very nice presentation box too making it a fantastic watch gift idea. The sporty-chic watch has a 36mm case diameter, which means it fits even tiny wrists well. It's powered by a Swiss quartz movement and boasts a 50m water resistance eating.

To Wrap Up

Watch trends 2022 women's range from watches that make a statement on the one hand to simple minimalism on the other. Both bold watches that make a statement (oversized, bling) and simple elegant timepieces (minimalist and vintage-inspired) and all trending right now. This speaks to the varied tastes ladies have. Some prefer understated timepieces for their elegance while others prefer their watches big and bold.


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