I used to hate fishnet tights. Maybe it's because I was a dancer growing up and we used to wear them as part of our costumes, so they never seemed like an everyday fashion item. Maybe it's because they are often associated with strippers and promiscuity. Whatever the reason, I avoided them, until about a year or so ago, when they became popular. The more I saw them in mainstream fashion, the more I started coming around to the idea of them. Now I incorporate them into my everyday wardrobe. They are especially perfect for this time of year when the weather is starting to warm up, but you're not ready to go bare legged just yet. Below are some tips for how I style them.
•choose a fish net with small holes
Fishnets come in all shapes and sizes. Personally, I prefer fishnets with small holes to large holes. The small hole tights are more classic and offer more coverage on your leg so you don't feel too exposed.
•watch your proportions
Since fishnets offer less coverage than opaque tights, you want to be careful not to show too much skin in the rest of your look. For instance, with this look I felt comfortable wearing fishnets because my dress is more conservative since it's knee length and loose fitting. I would avoid wearing dresses or skirts that are too tight or short with fishnets.
•keep your shoes classic and conservative
Again, you want to keep your fishnet look classy, so choose a shoe that is more on the conservative side. You can still wear heels, like these Mary Jane shoes I am wearing here, but stay away from anything too crazy.
If you'd like to shop my dress, you can find it here:
Dress: c/o Karina Dresses
Sunglasses: Hello Holiday; Shoes: Steve Madden
Location: Shade (West Village, New York City)