Looking for outfits with fishnets that are on-trend right now? We’ve got you covered!
Fishnet stockings are a great and bold addition to any wardrobe, no matter your style. They’re rebellious, stylish, and edgy, and they definitely make a statement regardless of what they are paired with.
The formality of the fishnets outfits is usually defined by the size of the “nets.” Micro-patterns tend to be more work-friendly and large nets are usually welcomed in streetwear styles and evening outfits.
To be frank, fishnet stockings are pieces that can make an outfit look tacky if they’re styled wrong. For a polished look, you need to know how to balance certain elements and learn the art of layering.
It can also be helpful to build an outfit around a base style. Some examples include street style, minimalist, and grunge. Other styles you can incorporate fishnet stockings with are gothic, Gorpcore, and subversive styles.
If this sounds complicated, don’t worry! We’re here to walk you through every aspect of styling your outfits with fishnets.
Tips For Wearing Fishnet Stockings
Here are some of our top tips when you’re planning your outfits with fishnets!
Pair With Skirts And Dresses
Fishnet stockings look a lot classy with dresses and short skirts with the reference to the ‘60s ‘Pretty Woman’ look. With fall just around the corner, this outfit idea is a great addition to the list.
The length of the skirt can be short, medium, or midi. Maxi skirts with slits are also a nice way to add mystery and flair to your look. No matter what the length of your bottoms, just don’t choose anything too tight, as this can create a visual imbalance when you’re wearing fishnets.
Keep It Cool & Simple
If there’s anything about fishnets that you should take caution with, it’s overdressing. Fishnets are as bold as neon colors, prints, and textured fabrics – and it’s crucial to be mindful of what you add to your outfit.
Since fishnets already add noise, keeping the rest of your outfit simple is the best thing you can do. Choosing solid fabrics, plain dresses, and basic layering elements is how you start styling fishnets. It’s also a great way to maintain the elegance of an outfit with these statement stockings.
Wear With Ripped Jeans/Pants
Ripped jeans are one of the coolest pieces you can layer with fishnet stockings. I especially adore jeans with excessively large holes because fishnets are especially showcased in them. The holes in ripped jeans make fishnets the highlight and the color of an outfit.
This is a fairly new trend, so go ahead and experiment with it. This ensemble will definitely boost your confidence and help you move out from your shell ‘til you’re ready to rock fishnets with short skirts/dresses!
Fishnets and jeans can also be a practical outfit during the first months of fall as stockings, especially those with smaller holes, can give a bit of thermal support alongside jeans.
Experiment With Shorts
Before anything else, I’d like to warn you that it’s easy to look tacky if you’re planning to wear fishnet stockings with shorts. But if you must wear fishnets with shorts, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t explore this look. After all, it’s all about what type of shorts you’re wearing with.
To keep it classy, avoid wearing flowy tank tops with shorts and shorts that are ultra-fitted. Also, avoid wearing open-toed shoes or sandals that make your toes visible. It’s odd to see your toes poking out of the fishnet holes. To balance it out, you can wear tailored shorts a la Katherine Hepburn or Elizabeth Taylor. For shorts, a toned-down pair with smaller holes can give you a classic and more sophisticated look.
Style With Colors
Colored fishnet stockings are fun, vibrant, and enthusiastic. These types pair well with matching suits, oversized blazers, complimenting dresses, and ripped jeans. The muteness and softness of the colored mesh fabric make a great pop of color to any outfit regardless of the occasion. The popping vibes of colored fishnets are also perfect for costume wear, parties, and festivals. A bit of color can give your new friends something to remember you by!
Colored fishnet stockings can also be worn on a casual day or on a daily basis, depending on how you style them. I like to tone the visual noise of these pieces by pairing them with simple and basic clothing, most probably monochrome fits that make them pop.
Rips are Cool
If you have owned any pair of stockings, then you know how easy and inevitable it is to rip a pair. But it doesn’t mean you can’t reuse them for a different purpose.
With a ripped pair of fishnets (as long as they can technically still be worn) you can transform them into a subversive or grunge pair. Pair them with a complimenting ensemble, like a button-down, a leather corset, and combat boots, and people are going to think you did the rip on purpose. If it doesn’t make ample coverage anymore, you can also use it as a layering piece to a ripped pair of jeans.
On the other hand, if you don’t want them to be ripped, handle them with care and wash them with your hands. Never throw them into the wash or the dryer.
Pair With Leather
Speaking of stylish, edgy, and subversive styles, one of the best complimenting elements you can pair with fishnet stockings are leather jackets and coats. Rip or not, you’re sure to turn heads with this unique ensemble. The mysterious and daring vibe of fishnets also adds a little feminine vibe to this masculine piece like Yin Yang.
Use Close-Toed Shoes
The last thing that anybody wants to see with fishnets is your toes poking out of the mesh fabric. Always keep your feet in close-toed heels or shoes to keep them refined and kept together. This also avoids you from stepping into a tacky look. Those parts are usually where your attention to detail is tested, so always keep this style rule in mind.
Some of the best shoes you can wear with fishnet stockings are loafers, combat boots, suede boots, pumps, and heeled booties.
Wear To A Night Out
The edgy, and sexy flair of fishnets make these fashion pieces an easy element to incorporate to party dresses like satin, velvet, and leather. Probably because wearing sheer or mesh is a great way to add spice and mystery to an outfit. It also adds an interesting layer that is easily impressionable. Fishnets also emphasize your natural curvatures and elongate them at the same time.
Types of Fishnet Stockings
There are a surprising number of types of fishnets! Here are some of the fishnets that are trending right now.
Diamond mesh tights are not fishnets but are made with a diamond design that resembles actual fishnet stockings. The mesh is much smaller and it gives more coverage than other types on the list. I think the pattern is lovely and would look good with casual/everyday fall outfits!
Why on earth would you wear white fishnet leggings? Because it softens your legs and adds a dreamy effect to your outfit. Truth be told, white fishnets are not the most common thing you would see on the streets, but that makes you stand out. White fishnets are also a great alternative to the classic edgy look of their black counterpart.
If you’re going for a feminine-forward gothic look, then the best option is diamond/mesh floral tights. They have the familiar fishnet look but with gorgeous floral designs that can add up a bit of character to your outfit – especially if you’re thinking of going all-black or monochrome. Floral tights are also a great addition to a blazer-and-skirt ensemble as it balances the tailored and masculine look of the outfit.
Fishnet stockings with large holes give little to no coverage at all. So if you’re going for a daring look, I suggest going for larger holes. This is also an ideal option when styling party dresses in the summer. It gives the look the spice it needs, without compromising the airiness of the outfit. This type is also what I would wear with ripped jeans. Since jeans have a built-in thermal quality, stockings with more coverage can be visually and physically heavy.
Instead of the holes being bigger than the standard large fishnet, oversized fishnet tights usually have thicker frames and more visible outlines. They don’t just subtly outline the legs, but make a bold statement, almost identifying as full tights with holes. Oversized fishnet types can also make any outfit easily overdressed, so taking careful attention to the pieces you wear with them is crucial for a balanced outfit.
In other parts of the world, their fishnets look exactly like this. This type enables them to catch smaller fishes and creatures that easily pass through diamond-shaped mesh nets. What I love most about this type is the fact it looks like an artwork itself. Its uniqueness can also give out an impression that you are someone from the fashion or creative industry. If you love collecting tights, this one is definitely a must-have for special occasions and creative industry meet-ups.
30+ Outfits With Fishnets That Are Chic + Classy
Looking for outfits with fishnets for inspiration? Here are our favorites!
Diamond mesh designs are easier to pair with formal and work outfits like this. A dressy blouse, a short black skirt (or skorts like in the picture), and presumably a pair of close-toed stiletto heels. The ample coverage makes it easy to blend into any outfit.
Still wondering whether fishnet tights look good with blazer suits? Apparently, they are made for each other. Look at how sleek and classy this outfit looks with these bold pair of fishnet tights. This is one of our favorite outfits with fishnets in street style!
Still hesitant to wear oversized fishnet tights? You can always start small. Rock these small-mesh fishnet tights with a black turtleneck shirt, a belted leather coat, and boots with thick lug soles. To finish off, you can add dainty jewelry, just as she had. This is one of our favorite understated fishnets outfits.
Is leather too ‘masculine’ for your taste? You can switch up this edgy element into a nice and cute peplum dress. The puffed long-sleeved blouse and the black choker definitely complete the whole look. Love it!
This look is giving me Hollywood vibes! The glitter sparked by the white fishnets made this look one of a kind. I also love how she paired these fishnets with a tidy white blazer suit and a leather belt purse. Also notice that her fishnets are not tights but rather a pair of ‘pants.’ This is one of our favorite outfits with fishnets in all-white!
The best way to style floral fishnet tights is by pairing them with something simple and solid as black. See how these pair of fishnets stood out from this simple outfit. Her tights are definitely the ones that brew the mood for her!
Classy, sophisticated, and clean. See how these thick framed fishnet tights are styled with a tailored suit, a dainty belt, and a pair of knee-high-heeled booties. I love how complimenting her slick-back hair is to her outfit too!
This is definitely one of our favorite outfits with fishnets for a night out on the town.
Feeling experimental? A great way to dress up fishnet tights is by turning them into a layering piece along with interesting elements like uneven hems, fringe, pearls, and leather. The little gold detail on her booties scream, “art”!
Without the fishnet tights, this outfit would just be a regular, smart casual outfit that you can wear to work or to more conservative occasions. The fishnet tights gave this outfit spice, mystery, and edginess – a perfect addition to party fishnets outfits for reserved types.
Nothing can go wrong with leather – especially if your diamond-mesh fishnet tights have double Gs in them. I love how classy and sophisticated this looks with her leather shorts. Definitely something I’d wear on European vacations!
These “fishnet pants” or coverups are definitely a new craze! Now, this style is not limited to beaches anymore. You can style them with a blazer suit and a body suit. The extra shimmer also adds to the glamour in this whole outfit.
If you can’t wear it down, wear it up! I love how this fishnet coverup is purposed as a practical and stylish piece. The color white also toned down the grunginess of her style. Her skin shines in them too!
Still don’t know what to wear to a party? Put on your man’s oversized black shirt and put on a shimmering pair of fishnet heeled booties. A little bit of make-up, a dainty watch, and a purse for your essentials and you’re ready to go!
Take a look at these flared fishnet bottoms! I love how it gives depth and character to this blazer-only outfit. Her ‘naked’ shoes also turn the view to the star of the show, making it visually balanced and well-put. Now, all you need is a black purse to finish off!
If you’re trying to recreate an outfit from an ’80s film, then this is your sign to put on those small-mesh fishnet tights with metallic short skirts. You can pair them with a bell-sleeved top and knee-high boots for the maximum fit.
A girl-next-door never forgets her flannels. If you want to be the ‘unforgettable’ girl-next-door type, then add a pair of fishnet tights to your usual fit. I would definitely recommend wearing this to house parties and barbecue nights.
Who says you can’t wear fishnet tights to campus? If you’re still having second thoughts about wearing that cute floral skirt you found in a thrift shop, a smart way to introduce yourself is by incorporating small-mesh fishnet tights for the extra coverage.
These peek-a-boo styles are always so easy to remember and compliment. It’s like a little outlet where you can give people a hint of your fun and quirky personality! I think this style is witty, creative, and unique.
Want to look like that ’80s it-girl without having to incorporate a lot of colors? You only need a bleached and fringed denim skirt, a semi-cropped top, and sunglasses over your head. Perfect for BFF sessions!
If there’s something I love in this outfit next to the witchy-inspired fishnet tights, then it would be her chunky-soled mary janes. Looks so innocent, literary, and stylish. The plaid skirt is a 10 as well. Overall, I would cop this whole fit.
This outfit would be a whole lot different if her fishnet tights were color black. I think this would be a perfect fit for adult Halloween nights or for people who lean into softer Wicca or witchy-inspired styles. I love how she matched her tights with everything else in her outfit too!
This is an example of semi-ripped fishnet tights. Look how it gives personality and character to the outfit. I think the rips give an interesting unsaid story to the outfit. I love how she paired her gothic corset with a modern leather jacket as well.
Fishnet tights come in different colors, shapes, and silhouettes. This one is particularly unique from all the others, but I think it suits her gothic e-girl outfit. Her edgy combat boots definitely added character to her lacey dress too!
If you can wear full-body fishnets, why not? Fishnets tend to be bold and loud, which is why they are best paired with quieter tones like dark blue, black, and white. I love how the fishnet element was utilized in this gothic, edgy outfit.
I would call this outfit, “Gothic Japanese School Girl”. I love how she replaced usual thigh-high socks with this starry fishnet tights!
Here’s another version of a gothic school girl. So instead of wearing the tights all the way down, she added white socks to emulate the typical schoolgirl look. This is one of the top trending fishnets outfits right now.
Looking for outfits with fishnets that have a 90’s fibe? I love how preppy, edgy, and cool this ensemble looks. Something I would wear on and off campus!
Larger holes mean more opportunities for layering! This is one of the best outfits with fishnets to wear during warmer weather if you still want to appear grunge.
Try incorporate band tees into your fishnets outfits! Easy, cool, and edgy. Definitely a perfect outfit for city photo walks and day-trips!
Looking to layer your fishnets outfits? When styling fishnet tights, you can never go wrong with black, white, and denim!
If you just want a touch of net in your fishnets outfits, then this is the way to go. Here’s another way you can incorporate fishnet tights as a layering piece with denim jeans.
Not over the Ariana Grande phase yet? Here’s one of the fishnet outfits you’ll love!
If you love wearing blazers as dresses, then you’ll love this cut-out blazer dress that creates an illusion of a cinched waist. These types of outfits with fishnets pair very well with fishnet tights!
Still not over floral dresses? A great way to spice them up is by adding something unexpected (you guessed it right!). We love fishnets outfits that pair together two different styles!
Fishnets also stand out with neon and bold colors. Just take caution when picking out the colors as some of them can make your skin dull, depending on your skin tone.
This is one of our favorite outfits with fishnets on the upper body!
Hopefully, this post helped you figure out your top outfits with fishnets. Enjoy!