Forget the politesse of skin-coloured pantyhose or the modesty of opaque leggings as stereotypically rebellious fishnets are having a major, resounding comeback since gracing the Fall 2016 runways in various iterations.
These attention-grabbing diamond-patterned hosiery may immediately set off red flags for the faint hearted and will always induce a little side-eye from the goody two-shoes around, but the fearless trend sure makes for bold fashion propositions.
With its gridded appearance, the sartorial tights have undeniable potential when worked into your existing wardrobe and there’s hardly a wrong way to flaunt them. All you have to do is take your pick.
We’ve rounded up some inspo from Instagram so you can stop pondering over whether or not you’d be able to pull the trend off and get on it. Fishnets don’t have to go in a trashy direction, and here’s how the cool girls do it:
ONE// Fishnets paired with anything thigh high, whether socks or boots, is always a great idea.
TWO// Let them peek out from underneath the holes on a pair of distressed denims.
THREE// Pull the waistline above your bottoms as an extension of a high-waisted look.
FOUR// ’90s slip dresses can look extra feminine and soft, but fishnets change the game.
FIVE// Let the under-butt cleavage hang out from rips on the behind if you dare.
SIX// An oversized top, paired with fishnets, looks anything but basic.
SEVEN// Ripped your tights? Roll with it. After all, it adds character.
EIGHT// Give your rugged dungarees a cool, on-trend update.
NINE// Who knew that an accessory so out there could work with silky, satin separates?
TEN// Black too harsh for ya? Try white ones instead.
ELEVEN// Skip the socks and give full attention to those bare ankles in some sneakers.
TWELVE// Fishnets and metallics together are never too much.