I'm seeing everyone on Instagram and on retailer's pages pull the waistlines of their fishnets over the waistbands of their pants. The wide band of the waistband gives it a strappy look that's been very popular the past few years, while the fishnets provide coverage and a pattern. So it's basically an evolution of the strappy nu-goth style into the more mall-goth looks of the 00s. It's a more post-apocalyptic/industrial look than the ultraclean lines of nu-goth, which didn't really use fishnets at all. (Sorry for the wordy paragraph.)
|Btw what is that belt loop circle thing? It's kind of cool|
Honestly I don't know why I never did this in the 90s-00s, when fishnets were the rage. I guess I thought people would think I was a crazy person who didn't know how to wear hose. I also feel like back then, underwear was a thing to be hidden. Also the waistband of fishnets look like underwear. Maybe it was just in my circle where we didn't do this and everyone everywhere was.
Even Forever21 is doing this on their catalog shots. The below would be a modern goth look if her look was more monochrome. The other key to this look is to not have a lot of fishnet showing past the waistline. The model below is showing a little more than the few inches necessary, but that is because of her exaggerated posing. If she stood straight like a normal person, it would be a few inches.
I like trends like this, when you wear things you already own in new ways. Thoughts on the trend?