Fishnet Bodystockings, Halter Dresses and Babydolls
There is something completely drop dead sexy about fishnet. Whether you are talking about hosiery, body stockings, dresses or other lingerie items, you would be hard pressed to find a fabrication as alluringly sexual as fishnet is. Fishnet garments, once thought of as a tad shadowy and perhaps even a bit dark, have come a long way since their mildly lurid beginnings.
Although no one is completely certain about the exact source of fishnet stockings, they are most often associated with and were made famous by the Moulin Rouge, a cabaret built in France back in the1800’s. The Moulin Rouge was infamous for perpetuating the style of dance known as the Can Can, and fishnet stockings were often associated with this form of dancing. Can Can dancers eventually made their way to the US in order to make a living entertaining, comforting and offering services to the lonely Gold Miners of the west. Can Can dancers, sometimes referred to as “Soiled Doves” were usually looked down upon by the true ladies of the localities in which they lived. The dancing that the Can Can girls did, because of its very high kicks, exposed much of the legs as well as petticoats, which was considered quite scandalous during this time period where typical women’s fashion covered the body from head to toe. Black fishnet stockings were often worn and associated with the Can Can girl as well. Red, which was considered a taboo color by ‘proper’ ladies, was of course, a favorite color worn by these entertainers and dancers as well.
Fishnet stockings today are favored by trendy women for many reasons, in and out of the bedroom, but still have retained the heavy sexual association that was afforded them in their somewhat bawdy beginnings. Once associated with prostitutes, pin up girls and loose women, now fishnet stockings and garments are long since out of the shadows and have seen a new resurgence amongst many fashion circles. For the absolute ultimate in sensual and sexy apparel, consider fishnet to bring out your erotic and feminine allure.