Glamour Choice: Fishnet Stockings! ~ Darian Darling: A Guide To Life For Modern Blondes!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Glamour Choice: Fishnet Stockings!

Nothing screams glaMOUR (or skank) like a pair of fishnet stockings! The use of stockings as a fashion accessory became popular during the 1920's, as the hemline in women's dresses rose up to show off the legs. The introduction of miniskirts during the swinging 60's made pantyhose a fashion necessity, a trend that continued well into the 1980's. The exact origin of fishnet stockings is unclear but they have always been associated with sex: burlesque dancers, strippers, showgirls, prostitutes....and of course they are the perfect glaMOUR choice for any girl brave enough to wear them!

 Black Canary

  Marilyn Monroe 

Peter Driben pin up art

 Susan Sarandon

Cherie Currie


 Pamela Anderson

Miss Guy


 Lady GaGa

Amanda Lepore

Darian Darling and Justin Tranter

Professional Fishnet by Capezio®

By far the BEST option on the market, Capezio brand fishnets are a showgirl staple! Unlike fishnets of the Halloween store variety, these are designed to be durable during extended professional use by Broadway dancers. They are made from a blend of 80% Nylon and 20% Spandex, which gives them an almost rubberized feeling. I purchased my first pair in 1993 during my Rocky Horror heyday and they lasted me well over 10 years!! They are THAT GOOD! Even if you do manage to snag them, the hole will not run! They come in a variety of colors and with or without seams. They also feature a built-in foot liner which gives added comfort. Make sure you buy the Professional series and NOT the Studio Basics series.

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