Back in the 80s, punk fashion was a huge hit but naturally was replaced by other trends and styles. But now the rebellious era is back and with it, fishnet fashion is too! You’ll now find this with mesh details in tops & dresses as well as hosiery and lingerie. The world of fashion is endless when it comes to fishnets – even the MET Costume Gala used punk as its theme in 2013. So, without looking out of place, check out the 15 tricks & tips you need to know to truly nail this punk baby.
#1 Classic Tights
Taylor Momsen is one of the best models for fishnet tights, as she started showcasing her fashion wearing these on the set of Gossip Girl as Jenny Humphrey. Wear with oversized tees or tulle skirts and above-the-ankle boots for that cool laid back finish.
#2 Subtle Details
If you’re opting for wearing a dress with fishnet details, go for something subtle. Emma Stone stepped out in this lovely LBD that features fishnet along the collar, which adds a pinch of sexiness.
#3 Be the Bomb
Add a bit of oomph to your outfit with a fishnet bomber jacket. You’ll easily stand out against those wearing silky styles while simultaneously channeling your inner punk.
Switch up your ripped jeans with a flash of fishnet underneath. Make like the fashion bloggers and team your old blues with a pair of black (or white!) tights.
#5 Poppin’ Socks
Fishnet socks are a great addition to your outfit without pulling fishnets all the way up your legs. With rolled up jeans, stiletto pumps and clean lines, this is one winning look we love, and are all over!
#6 Fishnet doesn’t have to be black
Traditionally, black is the only colour for fishnet fashion but nowadays you can find pieces in a variety of colours, including light pink, khaki green, nude beige, royal blue and scarlet red. Don’t be afraid to venture away from the monochrome and open your eyes (and wardrobe) to new colours.
#7 Wear with a nude slip
Make like Miley Cyrus at the MET Costume Gala 2013 and give the illusion of the body by wearing a nude coloured slip underneath a fully fishnet mesh dress or top. Your parents (and kids) will thank you later.
#8 Fishing for Lingerie
If you are feeling sassy, then why not up your lingerie with a fishnet bra & panties set. Online retailers including ASOS have a great selection of styles, many of which aren’t just black either.
#9 Peekaboo Part II
Peekaboo fishnet details are big on the red carpet, just ask British model Jourdan Dunn. She wowed the crowds at the GQ Men of the Year Awards donning this sexy number.
#10 Beach Cover Up
Okay, so this might not be very punk-esque, but you can’t blame a girl for wanting to be fashionable on the beach too. Take queue from designer Michael Kors and this white bikini cover up. Plenty of celebs and fashionistas have followed suit.
#11 Keep It Casual
If you want to incorporate fishnet into your outfit in a casually chic manner, then opt for a long sleeve with a matching colour bra underneath and fitted jeans. This Urban Outfitters look has totally nailed it.
#12 Ladder in My Tights
When it comes to punk fashion, the more holes in your fishnets, the better.
#13 Top That
Go for broke like Rihanna and wear a fishnet top sans bra! Not only will you feel sexy and rebellious, you’ll be able to wear pretty much anything else with it too. Though we do recommend going for nipple covers if you’re not 100% on board with Riri’s approach.
#14 Starry Eyed
Want something less punk and more girly? Then check out these pretty socks from Free People that not only have stars on the body but also frills to show off all of the girliness a fishnet can be.
#15 Hello Belly Button
Exposing the top of your fishnet tights is totally on trend with denim. A combo even the Kardashian clan is all over, don’t be afraid to show off your tights when wearing jeans, shorts or a skirt with a crop top of sorts.
#16 Fishnet Footwear
Shoes are probably one of the last things you remember that can be a fishnet accessory. But they can be fierce when styled correctly, and add a bit of edge to your look in a matter of seconds. Just don’t overdo it with fishnet tights and a top too!