Stylish, sultry or edgy? The return of the fishnet has been gathering momentum for several seasons now, notably grabbing our attention at Proenza Schouler’s Autumn/Winter 2015 show, then at both Louis Vuitton and Maison Margiela for Spring/Summer 2016. Despite its rather chequered history and those ‘lady of the night’ connections, the fishnet has been reinvented in an edgy way, making wide-holed stockings the most affordable it-accessory of the current season.

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Proenza Schouler AW16
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While it may seem intimidating at first, when styled well these new fishnets will add a fun detail to classic winter layers and sleek tailored looks. Channel a modern rock chic glamour by adding to everyday pieces already in your wardrobe. Question is, just how do you integrate Fishnets 2.0 into an outfit without going OTT both looks- and budget-wise?

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Models off duty at Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week 2016
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1. PLAY WITH PROPORTIONS A personal favourite of mine: wear fishnets underneath a midi-length dress or pencil skirt for a pop of detail that dresses up an otherwise plain silhouette.

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Blogger, fashion designer and GRAZIA Market Editor Savina Chai proves the fishnet point in this photo. Follow Savina on Instagram
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2. SOCK It to them Replace your everyday sock with netted ones or oversized fishnet stockings, ideally underneath cropped or ankle pants or a skirt so you can see them. Complete the look with sneakers or chunky open toe platforms for a wearable take on the runway trend. I’ve hunted down some affordable options for you below to help you get the look for less. You’re welcome!

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Camille Charriere outside the Lacoste AW16 show at New York Fashion Week 
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Oracle Fox blogger Amanda Shadforth
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Buy this season’s It-Accessory for less

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Proenza Schouler Fishnet Tights, $165. SHOP NOW 

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Summer retro hole mesh stocking, $6. SHOP NOW

 

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