How to wear fishnets
Fishnets are wardrobe staples that look stylish with many different outfits, whether one wants to look incredibly chic or rock the “punk girl” aesthetic. Fishnets stocking and tights are iconic fashion styles that can take a wardrobe to the next level. Be it alongside a dress, skirt or ripped jeans, these pieces can make a bold statement. To inspire new outfit ideas, we’ve compiled this guide on how to wear fishnets.
What are fishnets?
Fishnets are a unique style of hosiery designed with diamond-shaped knit or holes that create their signature patterns. According to TopTrendsGuide.com, fishnets became popular in the 90s and women who wore these stockings were considered bold and edgy. Fishnet stockings, tights and socks are now often seen as fashion-forward, fashionable, and on-trend. While these pieces can look great, fishnets can make or break an outfit, so one needs to know what kind of clothing to wear to ensure they turn heads with their incredibly chic fashion sense.
Outfits with fishnet stockings
Fishnet stockings with a knee-length coat
Winter is fast approaching, but those who are worried that they will never be able to flaunt their fishnets should think again. One can wear fthem with a modestly short dress or a long-sleeved top and denim skirt combo beneath a knee-length coat. One can also opt for a closely knitted design of stockings in order not to show off too much skin.
Fishnet stockings with colour blocking
Experimenting with one’s wardrobe is a fun way to refresh a signature style. Try pairing different colours and layers of clothing with fishnets underneath for a trendy twist. Thouse who are not sure whether they can nail wearing various bright and vibrant pieces of clothing could focus on one colour and match it with another piece of clothing close to the same shade. According to LiveAbout.com, the idea of colour blocking is to create an original look through contrasting segments of solid tones.
Fishnet stockings with leather skirts
What better way to look like a modern rock star than to partner a pair of fishnets with a leather skirt? Those who prefer to subdue the punk look can modernise this trend. Stay away from bright colours and instead opt for neutrals like gray, nude, white or black to help to avoid turning toward the rebel street-style look.
Fishnet stockings with fur coats
Look incredibly glamorous at any function by wearing fishnet stockings underneath a fur coat. In fact, the two distinct textures will complement each other for edgy sophistication. One can go for a striking leopard print or tone it down by choosing dark-coloured fur over a basic dress. When styling fur and fishnets, be sure to add some vibrant accessories like a statement necklace or retro sunglasses in order to be the next “It Girl” in town.
Fishnet stockings with denim jeans
Everyone probably has their favourite pair of jeans, and there’s nothing better than finding new ways to style them. Add more detail to the typical denim look by wearing fishnet stockings under ripped or distressed jeans. Whether they are peeking out of denim holes or one is wearing a cropped top to expose a diamond knit-covered midriff, fishnet stockings will update this essential wardrobe piece.
Fishnet stockings with long, side-slit skirts
Offset the seductive implication of stockings by pairing them with a long, side-slit skirt. The modest peep of fishnets perfectly creates a sophisticated and elegant yet bold and sexy look. Finish the outfit off by wearing a neutral collared shirt or a long-sleeved top accessorised with a brightly coloured bag or statement jewelry. Based on these examples from Better Homes & Gardens, there are several different types of cute necklaces that would work with this look.
Fishnet stockings with shorts
To really nail that edgy punk girl look, one can grab some loose-fitting denim shorts and add some stockings. But to go from casual to a more feminine style, it’s possible to simply add some dressier footwear to the shorts and fishnets look. Or one could take it up a notch with detailed over-the-knee boots for a sleek vibe.
Fishnet socks or stockings with floral dresses
Those who aren’t into pushing the fashion boundaries with leather and fishnets might prefer floral dresses. A flowy or fitted floral dress can offer that a delicate touch to a fishnet look, so those who still want to highlight their edgy yet feminine side could try pairing a floral frock with stockings or even fishnet socks. This look can be finished with a pair of heels and some jewelry that complements one’s overall style.
Fishnet socks with casual style
One can upgrade a casual, street-style look by pairing fishnet socks with everyday clothes. These are the ultimate trendy fashion accessories that can be worn with anything. The socks can work with everything from stilettos and rolled-up jeans to slip-on trainers with a chill t-shirt and pencil skirt.
Long-sleeved fishnet tops
Fishnets are not just stockings and socks. There are tops too that are sure to turn heads. One could wear a fishnet mesh top over a bralette with a staple blazer and some denim shorts or jeans. Or dress up the look by layering a cute shell top over the top. Whatever one’s style, they can strut with confidence in this statement piece.
How to style fishnets for a trendy look
- Avoid showing off too much skin by always maintaining the right balance. When wearing a short skirt, pair it with a collared or a long-sleeved top to maintain that classy look.
- Don’t hold back on mixing and matching clothing. After all, onecan pair fishnets with almost any piece of clothing in their wardrobe.
- Wear fishnets underneath high-slit skirts and floral dresses, paired with heels, for an elegant, sophisticated and more feminine look.
- Wear fishnet socks along with everyday clothes like jeans and t-shirts to add more “quirk” to these classic wardrobe pieces.
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