Stockings are an age old fashion staple for the ladies' wardrobe, First made of silk, they mostly come in synthetic varieties such as nylon and are no longer super expensive or as prone to 'ladders' as before. Over the decades, stockings have had a few spotlight moments - with colourful tights in the 1980's and fishnets from the 90's grunge era.
Recently enough, stockings have gotten a fresh, new update: embellishments. Anything ranging from gems, rhinestones, glitter, 3 dimensional flowers and lace insets could be added, making tights the main show of your entire ootd, instead of an often ignored clothing item.
It's so easy to take this look from season to season, and it can even be worn in the day time. For a super cute, spring time look try floral embellished fishnets like the ones above with a scrappy white sundress and woven wedge sandals to stand out from the crowd. If you're looking to dress up a boring, standard LBD, slip on some nude tights embellished with rhinestones and fake crystals to really shine.
This trend is also a great way to bring attention to your legs, if that's a part of your body you prefer on display. Embellishments, even simple ones, will instantly draw attention to an area, particularly if it is in an unexpected place, like on hosiery,
This is also a super easy item to DIY if you have a little time on your hands. All you need is some fabric glue, and embellishment pieces like rhinestones or fabrics/ beaded flowers. You can cluster embellishments around a few central areas or you can place smaller embellishments evenly for a more subtle look.
If big or unusual embellishments scare you a little, try some sparkly black fishnets - like the ones Kylie Jenner has been seen in - for a subtle, yet sexy touch to an evening outfit.
Until next time
- The Traveling Oyster xxx