Feb 12th, 2017, 10:44 PM

How to Wear Fishnet Tights

By Marina Simiaut
Image credit: @kyliejenner on Instagram
Fishnet tights are the must-have street wear statement for every fashion addict.

Tights, always a symbol of femininity and sensuality, go back to the early 20th century with the invention of the modesty shorts and suspender tights. Today tights are a must-have for any women: they keep your legs warm, they allow you to wear skirts and dresses in winter and, of course, they accessorize an outfit.

Fishnet tights, long associated with cabaret dancers, are back in style. Fashion lovers associate fishnet tights with the street wear style that is very much in vogue these days. Indeed, fishnet tights are the must-have of this winter for every fashion addict. The fact that they are regarded as trashy and vulgar is precisely what is making them so trendy.

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Here are some guidelines that I follow when wearing fishnet tights.

The most common style, of course, is wearing fishnet tights under a skirt or a dress. In order to not look vulgar, it's advised to avoid wearing such outfit with heels, but rather with boots. A cool and trendy outfit for this winter would be a warm sweater, a leather skirt, fishnet tights, and a pair of boots.

The new trend of the moment is fishnet tights under a pair of ripped jeans. The paring of ripped jeans and fishnet tights combines feminine sensuality, street style, and tomboy that will give you a rock n roll but classy look.

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Another possible style: the fishnet socks. This look is slightly different from fishnet tights because it's less sexy and sensual, but it still rocks an outfit. You can wear fishnet socks with a pair of trendy sneakers and a pair of large jeans. Also, if you don’t put on fishnet socks, you can still wear your fishnet tights while make them surpass your jeans at the ankles. It is discrete and brings a plus to your outfit.

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The sexiest way of wearing fishnet tights is making them surpass a pair of jeans at the waist. With a high-waist or a low-waist pair of jeans, a skirt, or even a pair of black cigarette pants, this look is perfect for seduction. Be careful to not fall into vulgarity though. To avoid that, make sure not to wear this style with a plunging neckline, but rather with a crop top that is revealing but not too much. Kim Kardashian wore them without a top…but that's not a fashion advice I would give.

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Finally, fishnet tights have become so trendy that many brands have launched pieces of clothing such as tops or dresses in the fishnet textile, which is a style that a lot of celebrities have adopted, including It Girls like Bella Thorne and Kylie Jenner.

Image credit: @bellathorne on Instagram                               Image credit: @kyliejenner on Instagram

What this trend reveals is obviously a form of girl power, represented by women who dare to wear fishnet tights despite the risk of looking vulgar and being judged. They have boldly revived fishnet tights to show that a women can be both rock n roll and classy at the same time.