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10 Ways to Wear Fishnet Other Than Tights

Criss cross applesauce. Here are ten unique ways to wear fishnet and mesh besides the traditional leggings.

The double cross pattern of fishnet met is meant to cling to more than just legs. The sheer fabric adds provocative texture to nearly any part of the body. And they are so much more than just tights worn by ladies of the night. Check out these fishnet clothes and accessories.

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1. Fishnet Top

Mesh fabric is ideal for activewear because it is so breathable. It makes an attractive cover up for an exercise bra.

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PUMA Active Explosive Mesh Top (On sale for $25)

2. Fishnet Brassiere

Watch out for fishnet bras in both lined and unlined versions, because they are trouble. This one is lined with underwire.

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ASOS Nancy Underwired Fishnet & Mesh Bra (On sale for $14.50)

3. Fishnet Oversized Tee

An oversized top in fishnet form is not a hefty investment. But it works well with so many other pieces, such as boots.

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Boohoo Plus Fiona Oversized Mesh T-shirt in White ($12.50)

4. Fishnet Bodysuit

The fishnet body suit barely covers up the torso, which is the most important part of the body except perhaps the head.

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Club Exx Bad Luck Dragon Fishnet Bodysuit ($28)

5. Fishnet Exercise Bra

Fishnet is being used in activewear to create designs that are sexy yet supportive, like a good boyfriend or girlfriend.

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Cosabella Bisou Racie Halter Bralette ($59)

6. Fishnet Dress

A fishnet dress can be layered over a little black dress, perhaps with motorcycle booties and a denim trucker jacket.

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Ksubi Heart Break Hotel Fishnet Dress ($154.65)

7. Fishnet Gloves

Channel 80’s Madonna with fishnet gloves, gold jewelry and big hair. Candy ravers also wear fishnet gloves with stacked bracelets.

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LA Hearts Fishnet Arm Glove (On sale for $4.97)

8. Fishnet Mask

A fishnet mask provides a mysterious veil over the eyes that one can still see through. They are traditionally worn with pillbox hats.

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Bijou Indiscrets Louise Vinyl Mask ($13)

9. Fishnet Shoes

Some shoes have the fishnets built into them, especially high heeled pumps and these cutout ankle boots.

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Schutz Rosmari Cutout Bootie ($289.95)

10. Fishnet Hoodie

A cropped, fishnet hoodie is more decorative than warm. It looks good worn with wide leg trousers and a bralette as shown here.

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The Hood Life Crop Fishnet Top ($30)


The fishnet pattern is hypnotic and confusing if stared at for too long. If you like any of these fashion accessories then click on the image to shop for them in the store.

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.