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5 Stylish Ways to Wear Fishnet Tights

Fishnet tights and openwork tights in general are undeniably hot right now, and it’s easy to see why. Risqué and bold, fishnets are almost a metaphor for classic sex appeal. But as it goes with so many chic fashion trends, you have to be mindful of how you wear them, or you’ll go from fashion forward to fashion fail. This is one look that you have to be especially careful with, or you’ll run the risk of sending the wrong signal. If you’re going out on the town, fishnets and a mini skirt will certainly turn heads, but for a day at work or school, that’s probably not the sort of attention you want to attract. So how can you wear fishnets, and do it in a way that’s sassy yet sophisticated? Let’s take a look at 5 stylish ways to wear fishnet tights, and how to pull each look off.

1. Skirt the Issue

Try offsetting the boldness of fishnets with a knee-length skirt and below-the-knee boots, for a sharp ensemble with just a hint of sexiness. Micronet fishnet tights can add verve to your outfit without being too suggestive. Avoid loud colors, and be sure to stick with black, brown, or nude.

2. Fishnets and Slacks

This is a look that can give bland outfits that extra edge. By pairing a natty pair of slacks with fishnets and high heels, you create a look that’s respectable yet playful, classy but not at all matronly.

3. Denim Goes Tight

If you’re going for a punk-rock look, try pairing fishnets with a pair of worn jeans. To class it up, complete the look with heels and an understated blouse. Or, dress it down with a pair of canvas low tops, a vintage rock ’n’ roll concert tee, and a pair of aviator shades.

4. Dress It Up

Fishnets and a classic little red dress are certain to inspire double takes when you’re out and about. Pair them with a glitzy silver wrapover dress, and you’re red carpet-ready. Or, pair your favorite fishnets with a straight, low-waisted beaded dress for a look that would make you the bee’s knees at a Great Gatsby-themed party.

5. Go Short

This is another look that can be risque´ or refined, depending on how you sport it. If you want a fun look for a festival or casual party, try layering large hole fishnets over colorful opaques, beneath a pair of cutoff jeans. If you’re looking for something a little more mature, classic black fishnets under matching shorts can be paired with heels for a style that’s edgy, yet not too outlandish.