So fishnet tights are officially making a comeback. Or are they? Did they ever even go out of fashion? Some say fishnets are a fashion classic and have always been en Vogue whilst others might argue that they have only ever been acceptable attire for the punk/goth scene or with ladies of the night. Their racy reputation stems from their popularity with the dancers at the Moulin Rouge in the 1800’s and much later with the flapper girls of the roaring 20’s. The reason for their sexual appeal is their revealing holes which show just enough to tantalise whilst keeping the wearer covered. Fishnet tights are sexy, they’re fierce, the shadow they cast on the skin makes legs look elegant and shapely but how do we shake their racy reputation and bring them up to date with this season’s styles?
The reason for their sexual appeal is their revealing holes which show just enough to tantalise whilst keeping the wearer covered. Fishnet tights are sexy, they’re fierce, the shadow they cast on the skin makes legs look elegant and shapely but how do we shake their racy reputation and bring them up to date with this season’s styles?
Only For The Very Brave
In Jessie J’s new video for her latest single, ‘Think About That‘ taken from her forthcoming album, R.O.S.E, she dances around in the street wearing nothing but a mesh bodysuit and a pair of oversized fishnet tights. The song is about breaking free from a toxic relationship where she was controlled by someone who profited from her hard work and fame. Whilst Jessie’s look in this video shows her strength, vulnerability, elegance, and femininity the video is a little on the kinky side.
This is not a look for the faint-hearted and your dad would probably be horrified if he ever caught you trying to sneak out dressed like that. Try these Pierre Mantoux Sibilla Net Tights, which would also look great with a leather pencil skirt just in case your dad catches you and tells you to “Get upstairs and put some clothes on!”
Fishnets and Denim
Pinterest’s pinboards are full of excessively ripped jeans with oversized holes flashing fishnets through and out of the top of the waist. This was a look Kim Kardashian first flashed on Instagram about a year ago but it is a look that is still going strong. The fishnets above the waistline look really show off a nice neat waist but one you might want to steer clear of if you have a bit of a muffin top. However, any body shape can rock the fishnets through ripped jeans look; the holes in the fishnets create an extra shadow which accentuates muscle definition and makes legs appear slimmer.
Go for whale net to make a big statement through ripped jeans and style them with a pair of chunky soled boots. These Trasparenze Edera Fishnet Tights have a really good sized hole for showing off through a pair of super comfy boyfriend jeans.
Street Style Embraces Fishnets!
Coronation Street, that is; Catherine Tyldesley showed us last week that fishnets can be classy, conventional and down to earth. Catherine teamed hers with a plain black bodycon dress and ankle boots, this look is perfect for a downtown shopping trip or a lunch with the lovely ladies. For a classic, every day fishnet try these from Le Bourget for an understated look.
Whatever your age, style or confidence level, fishnet tights are so versatile they can go with just about anything you choose to style them with and we have a whole range of styles to choose from here at uktights.com, from micro-nets to whale nets, for the bravest looks.