No wardrobe is complete without a pair of fishnet tights. Once regarded as super sexy, they?re now a classic, everyday essential. You?ll find that you can add these to just about any outfit your wardrobe throws at you, which explains why they?ve sold like hot cakes for the past few months! So if you?re craving an alternative to those sheers, fishnet tights ought to be at the top of your wish list this season.
Worn by pin ups during the 60s and claimed by the punks in the 1970s, it?s fair to say that the netted tights have been through something of a style evolution. From the decorative to the demure, there?s a pair to tick all criteria ? whether it be for the workplace or that swish black tie event.? What?s?more, with some clever styling you can take your fishnet tights from the desk to the bar, without the need to change! Just take a look for yourself…
Classic & Chic
For elegant nets that flatter no matter the occasion, treat legs to the Levante Fishnet Tights. With a versatility that lets you dress them up or down, the tights are ideal for wearing around the clock ? come work or play. There?s no need to fret over pesky ladders either, as the bonus of a netted tight is that if you happen to catch them, they?ll remain intact and snag free.? And with three shades to choose from (natural, chocolate or black), it makes sense to stock up now. If you?re worried that your fishnets may be a little too much for the office, tone down the look with a smaller weave, known as micronet tights. Purse friendly and pretty, the Levante Micronet Tights come in a chic black and even accommodate those with lengthy legs (size X-Tall reaches up to 6?1?).
Colour me a rainbow?
Colour-phobes, look away now! Whilst black may be flattering, there?s no escaping the fact that sometimes your head to toe uniform of it lacks a little?fun? Far subtler than opaques and easier to style than you think, coloured fishnets are the way forward. ?From Italian brand Trasparenze, the Rita Tights have enough shades for every day of the week ? making getting ready on a Monday morning more entertaining. From a punchy pink to an emerald green, your wardrobe will be uplifted and transformed, and all without having to butcher the budget. Hooray! But inspired hues aside, I am also a big fan of these fishnets in black, as the medium sizes holes reveal just the right amount of skin. To lock in warmth on those chilly mornings, I love to layer secret skin tone sheers underneath (I challenge you to spot them in the photo!). If it?s a neon pop that you?re after, the Pamela Mann Fishnet Tights are a must. From Flo Greens to Flo Pinks, the purse friendly nets are great for securing the leg limelight.
Something a little special?
For a contemporary take on the classic design, look no further than the Margaret Tights from Oroblu. Packed full of quirky charm and a cute cut out detail, the netted tights are a party season essential. With a demi-backseam of cut out detail and miniature bows to boot, the fabulous tights will look fab when worn under that wrap dress.? To frame the detail perfectly, step into patent courts and make sure that the hemline hovers above the knee.? The perfect Christmas gift from you, to you!
If you?ve caught the glitter bug already, then the Lurex Micronet Tights from Pamela Mann are the cure. By weaving lurex yarn throughout the tights, the nets take on a different dimension as they catch and play with the light. With not one, but five (!) shades to opt for, I understand it may be a little tricky trying to narrow down your choices. To make decisions simpler, stick to an understated shade if you?re a little glitter-shy, going for the blue/silver combination if you want statement pins ? or stock up on them all.
Three cheers for fishnets!
Until next time ladies?