For years tights are often branded as a boring accessory and something that is used simply as a means of covering up the skin. However, since fashion designers have put their best foot forward and entered the world of hosiery, it has been updated with a modern twist and now seems to be far more appealing to a younger target market.
Designers such as Henry Holland and Mark Fast have taken to hosiery and updated classic styles. Holland has created animal fishnet style tights and this is also a common theme with luxury brand Wolford frequently updating the classic fishnet.
Fishnet style tights are often viewed as something that can only be worn on special occasions such as for fancy dress purposes, many people do not believe they can be worn everyday when you are partaking in your normal day to day activity. Fishnets have been seen throughout many films including Chicago and from this many have taken they are only for purposes such as dance recitals.
However fishnet styles can be worn everyday and are easily dressed down for example by teaming them with a pair of denim shorts and pumps you can create a casual yet stylish look.
Tights can also be dressed up for a night out. In the winter months, it can often be a bit of a nightmare trying to find something to wear for a night out whilst still looking glamorous in the dreary weather. Tights offer a perfect solution to this by allowing you to wrap up warm but still remain on trend. Hosiery was seen on many of the major catwalks at London Fashion week this year. With everyone from Louise Grey and Marc Jacobs showcasing unique hosiery, it is clear that hosiery has made an impression on the fashion industry that is here to stay.
The perfect occasion to wear fishnets may also be during the festival season. With the unpredictable festival weather, it can often be a nightmare finding the perfect outfit that will not only keep you warm but will be on trend.
The great thing about fishnet tights to a festival is that they won't become damp in the wet weather like a pair of trousers would. They can also easily be tucked into your wellington boots and are thin enough for you to team a pair of chunky socks over the top.
Conclusively, it is clear that fishnet style tights can be worn on any occasion. Gone are the days where they are simply a fancy dress accessory, they are now at the heigh of fashion and it does not look like they are going anywhere anytime soon!