How to Wear Fishnet Tights Like a Celebrity
Much like leggings as pants, fishnet tights get a bad rap. We've been conditioned to think of them as cheap or tacky, acceptable only as club-wear or as part of a Halloween costume. Fishnets conjure up many adjectives, but chic? Not really the first to come to mind. Until now.
A handful of celebrities are looking to change that perception (Gwen Stefani has been pioneering it for awhile — she wears them with literally anything). It all boils down to what you pair them with: Opt for a respectable dress, like Sarah Jessica Parker here, and not, say, a crop top and denim cut-offs. And while openwork tights are purely decorative, seeing as how they don't serve any function other than to add texture, it's important to understand their nuanced effects: a finer mesh will yield an understated look, an open net will up the drama.
Need celebrity proof? Click through to see how a few have styled their fishnets, and then shop similar tights to get the look for yourself.
Sarah Jessica Parker
For a truly festive look, slip on a pair of crystal-embellished tights with your fanciest coat, dress, and heels.
Shop similar tights: Commando Glitter Fishnet Tights, $15; neimanmarcus.com. Delaman Crystal Net Tights, $6; amazon.com.
Feeling a little more daring? Skip the full-length versions and grab fishnet socks or a knee-high style.
To really pack a punch, dial up the drama with bold fishnets and a printed dress.
Shop similar tights: Spanx Honeycomb Fishnet Tights, $32; bloomingdales.com.
If you've graduated beyond fine fishnets, dial up the drama with an open net pair. You can always knock down the statement factor with a classic fit-and-flare dress.
Shop similar tights: Nordstrom fishnet tights, $11; nordstrom.com.