One of the most unexpected fashion trends of 2021? Calculated pieces. It might sound strange at first, but after seeing netting showcased on numerous digital catwalk shows, we were convinced the trend could work.
But hold on before you fetch fishnet socks from the depths of your closet: the net trend has nothing to do with fishnet stockings. (Did we hear a sigh of relief?) Indeed, this netting trend comes in the form of breezy and holey layers.
On the Fendi catwalk, a mesh coat hung over the shoulders of a model with an air of recklessness. Burberry went one step further by combining mesh with rhinestones for the finishing touches and adding glamor to its jackets and bags.
At Longchamp, a mesh crop top – worn sans bra and underneath a casual white blazer – probably stole the show and would definitely spark conversations.
Aside from boldness and glamor, mesh pieces serve another great purpose for us in Singapore: as handy, airy pieces that allow us to 1) be as well ventilated as possible while being modest and stylishly dressed; 2) living a fashion dream called layering that is often held back by the insane heat and humidity of SG.
We’re talking about sauna-like weather with 34 to 35 degrees Celsius that nobody wants to get caught by. Now the web is trending again and we are all ready to work on it.
Here are some standout mesh pieces – tops, bags, shoes – that will freshen up your look for the hot days to come. Throw your net wide.
Balenciaga Spring / Summer 2021
Burberry spring / summer 2021
Fendi Spring / Summer 2021
Hermès spring / summer 2021
Loewe spring / summer 2021
Longchamp spring / summer 2021
High, low fishnet blouse, $ 699 (UP: $ 1,075), Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini at Farfetch.com
High-heeled mesh sandals, $ 89.90, Zara
Kungsfors mesh bag, $ 7.90, Ikea
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Braided mesh bag, $ 89.90, mango
Seamless mesh fitness sports t-shirt, $ 28 (UP: $ 49), Viviesta Sport at Zalora.sg
Crochet polo jumper – Limited Edition, $ 99.90, Zara
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Leather mesh pumps, $ 85.90, Charles & Keith
This article was first published in Her World Online.