Fishnets are having a bit of a moment at the, erm, moment. We’re almost bored of talking about it, but it seems as though certain people have got very wound up by all the fishnet tights and leather on display at the Chime for Change concert in London last week.
With J-Lo strutting her stuff in fishnets and thigh high boots and Beyoncé opting for nude fishnets and leather micro shorts, their outfits certainly were showstopping – and not to everyone’s taste, we’re sure. But we’d like point out that these were celebs on stage, not on the school run or down their local on a Friday night. Much like the catwalk, stage costumes are meant to be highly visual and are not designed to translate to everyday life. It’s also worth remembering that it was all for a good cause.
Whatever your take on their outfits, we’ve pulled together our top 5, completely wearable, ways to work your fishnets this summer…
The shade of the moment for your fishnets, these will give you all the coverage of sheers whilst still allowing your skin to breathe on a warm summer’s day. Wear yours underneath a sundress and wedges for a fresh look that will garner second glances.
Classic black fishnet tights can all too easily appear a bit trashy if teamed with high hemlines or tight fitting LBDs. Add yours to a laid back smart-casual outfit for daytime for a stylish way to wear – try cocktail shorts (not too tight) with chunky ankle boots and a slouchy jumper.
Colour pop fishnets look super cute with a patterned day dress and flat pumps or boots. Add a blazer and casual waves in your hair for sweet daytime style, nailed. Don’t worry about the colour being too overpowering – once on the leg the fishnet design means whichever shade you choose will be much subtler than it appears in the pack.
Lace is the way to go if you want something to go with an LBD as it’s softer than a plain fishnet. Mary & Charnos do a couple of good styles but our favourite are the Jonathan Aston Faith Tights (pictured), which have a striking & intricate back seam design woven into the net – but look like a classic open weave at the front!
Combining fishnet with fashion can be tricky to pull off but if you keep the rest of your look elegant, structured and simple they’ll make for a statement tight that will draw all eyes to your covetable pins. We love the Pretty Polly Front Seam Mesh, which will look great teamed with a playsuit, blazer and heels for an office-to-bar look to die for.