A few seasons ago, fishnet tights were not exactly associated with high fashion. They were more that accessory stuck at the back of your dresser drawer, reserved for costume parties and next year’s Halloween outfit. But now, unexpectedly, fishnets are everywhere. And we love how they’re being worn. It all started on Instagram (as many trends do), with influencers wearing them under ripped jeans this winter—and it took off from there. Designers like Lanvin and Margiela are hopping on the bandwagon, showcasing the trend on their runways at Paris Fashion week. hat’s the key to making fishnets look chic and not costumey? It’s all in the details. Your fishnets should not be the star of your outfit, just a subtle accessory—peeking out unexpectedly, and adding that perfect little wink to your look.
What’s the key to making fishnets look chic and not costumey? It’s all in the details. Your fishnets should not be the star of your outfit, just a subtle accessory—peeking out unexpectedly, and adding that perfect little wink to your look.
1. The Jean Combo
This is the unexpected combo that kickstarted the fishnet craze. These tights add just the right amount of edge to your look, and channel the 90’s punk revival you’re playing right into with this trend.
2. Unusual Pairings
What makes this trend so fun is wearing it in a way that’s not expected. Try pairing your fishnets with a blazer and dressy white top. It’s a small detail that completely transforms your look.
3. Adorned Ankle
The only thing the fashion world loves more than fishnet tights, are fishnet socks. They’re best worn with a black mule or loafer and a midi length bottom to show off those ankles.
4. Wild Child
This trend goes hand in hand with fashion’s latest obsession with ’90s fetishism. Red-hot leather pants and fishnet are key pieces in that era of punky style. We love this look for a night out on the town. Just keep your lengths long (your sleeves and your pants) to look stylish, not flirty.
5. Sneak Peek
Kendall Jenner recently wore this look with a pair of cropped pants and a simple pump. You only reveal about three inches of the tights, but it makes all the difference.
6. Boho Romance
Fishnets turn romantic when paired with a bohemian dress. They were seen on Paris runways this season with feminine layers of white and creams. Pair them with a cardigan draped off your elbows or effortlessly tied around your waist.
7. Strangely Simple
Here’s Hadid-approved outfit. We love when these trending tights are worn with the simplest of pieces. Fishnets, a turtleneck, and long denim shorts are probably not your go-tos. But when we saw Bella rocking this killer combo on a night out in NYC, we were sold.
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