How to Style Fishnets Like a Pro

As we predicted, the future of fashion is fishnet. Once owned by the punk, pinup, grunge and goth crowds, the diamond-patterned material reentered the fashion zeitgeist by way of the Fall 2016 runways. Antonio Marras favored shin-high fishnets, Max Mara went with classic cut-outs and Jeremy Scott made the case for XL diamonds. The eye-grabbing legwear quickly caught on with the fashion set, namely Lourdes Leon (whose mom is a noted fishnet advocate), Sarah Snyder and the Kardashian-Jenner crew.

Fishnet adds edge to any outfit, whether it’s in sock, tights, shirt or even dress form. That’s right — not only is fishnet in the midst of a serious comeback, it’s taking on new, innovative forms. Don’t be daunted — the rebellious pattern (in all its iterations) is surprisingly easy to pull off. The more hesitant among us might start by pairing denim minis with fishnet tights. #Freethenipple advocates can jump right in and swap their sheer turtlenecks for tops of the diamond-net persuasion. As with any trend, you decide how far down the rabbit hole you go.

But first, some styling tips. Click through the slideshow above to see all the (surprisingly chic) ways the fashion set has brought fishnets into their wardrobes.