The Trend Spotter: How to Wear Fishnets for a Bold and Chic Look
From the cherry-lipped dancers of the Moulin Rouge to the energetic flapper girls of the 20’s, fishnet stockings have throughout history represented allure and seductive femininity. As rock and roll took over the 70’s, a new punk culture emerged, and the fishnets became associated with denim, leather and heavy metal. These diamond-netted tights hold a vast number of connotations for a garment which origin traces back to the tools of the humble fisherman. Now, fishnet stockings and socks have taken on a new persona as the next big trend of 2017. This season has seen the attention-commanding style re-emerge on the fashion scene, appearing on the catwalks of Jeremy Scott, Nina Ricci, and Lanvin. Beyond the runways of Paris, London, and Milan, fishnets have been seen styled for the street to express individuality and confidence.
What are Fishnets?
Fishnets are distinct from other hosiery as a result of their open, diamond-shaped knit, which creates an eye-catching net to entrap long legs. The styling options for these patterned stockings and socks are vast and can help to establish the personality you wish to exude. They may be worn boldly with mini skirts or shorts or matched with delicate florals and lavish furs. You can spot them peeping through distressed denim, or worn under flowy dresses to create instant sophistication.