Pretty well netted: The fishnet tights

By Laura Buschmann
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Pretty well netted: The fishnet tights
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The fashionable return of fishnet tights

Fishnet tights have an exciting history, but in the beginning they were not designed to keep women’s legs warm, but rather to turn men’s heads. Marylin Monroe started it, today it is in again and can be combined with almost any style.

Ziemlich gut vernetzt: Die NetzstrumpfhoseThe fishnet pantyhose always had its justification

Whereas in the early 60s tights were only worn in the bedroom or in bars, today they are an integral part of everyday life. While it was once exciting, rebellious and wicked, it is now freshening up outfits worldwide. Twiggy and Barbie were also wearers of fishnet tights, as were Madonna and Nicole Kidman. Vivien Westwood made them the fashion trend of the 70s.

At that time it was also part of the fashion statement of London’s punk girls and was even worn ripped. Today, tights are part of the everyday outfit, in combination with dresses and skirts as well as with ripped jeans.

Daytime combinations with fishnet tights

So that the styling with the net tights does not look too cheap, one should pay attention to combine them with casual clothes. Leather boots are just as suitable as sporty sneakers or classic loafers. Oversize sweaters go well with this.

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Also miniskirts can be worn with fishnet tights, but in combination with flat shoes, so it does not look too wicked. The ideal match for tights are cropped jeans or destroyed jeans, so even somewhat shy women can wear fishnet tights.

The history of fishnet tights

The pantyhose was allegedly invented at the end of the 19th century, in France. She became famous through the dancers of the Moulin Rouge and the Cancan. The reputation was not very good in the beginning, as it was mainly worn by prostitutes. The normal woman wore them only as sexy lingerie for her husband.

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In 1930, pantyhose made it into the movie business. Marlene Dietrich wore them in the film “The Blue Angel” or also in “I am set on love from head to toe”. From then on, the sexy garment was part of the fashion and is now trendier than ever.

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