Fishnet

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This article is about clothing. For other uses, see Fishnet (disambiguation).
Fishnet stockings.

In the field of textiles, fishnet is hosiery with an open, diamond shaped knit; it is most often used as a material for stockings, tights or bodystockings. Fishnet is available in a multitude of colors, although it is most often sported in traditional matte black. Fishnet is commonly worn on the legs and arms by practitioners of goth and punk fashion, but is also commonly worn by the mainstream as a fashion statement. Generally considered to be a sexy garment, it may serve as a component of sexual fetishism. Fishnets are used mostly as a type of undergarment, and inasmuch as it defines curves by applying a grid close to the body it generally accentuates the wearer's muscular definition.

A more practical use of fishnet textiles is in high performance next-to-skin apparel used in cold weather outdoor sports, including hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing, and mountaineering. In this context, fishnet is usually knitted from fibers of polypropylene, merino wool, or nylon, and offers a number of benefits over traditional densely knitted base layer apparel. These benefits are related to the presence of large void spaces in the fishnet fabric structure that trap insulating air for warmth in cool conditions, and allow for the rapid transport of moisture from the skin surface to outer layers to minimize conductive heat loss.[1]

In culture[edit]

Black fishnet stockings are an essential part of this eye-catching monochromatic outfit.
Roller derby athletes at an equipment check wearing three weaves of fishnet stockings ranging from coarse to fine.

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  1. ^ Jordan, Ryan; Martin, Mike. "Just Say No To Wicking: Non-Traditional Base Layers Based on a Next-to-Skin Fishnet Model". Backpackinglight.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Tom, Emma (24 April 2010). "Fishnets and mouthguards". The Australian. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Caldwell, Felicity (4 May 2010). "Fishnets fly for Ipswich roller girls". The Queensland Times. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Wallace, Daniel; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1940s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. "The Black Canary's costume added an undeniable jolt of sex appeal, consisting of fishnet stockings, high-heeled boots, a bustier, and an open jacket." 
  5. ^ McAvennie, Michael "1960s" in Dolan, p. 112 "[Zatanna is] a beautiful mage in fishnets who cast spells by speaking backward."
  6. ^ "Cucumber Sandwiches and Fishnet Tights". BBC News. 5 December 2006. Archived from the original on 15 April 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  7. ^ George Gimarc. Post Punk Diary: 1980-1982. p. 72. ISBN 031216968X. 
  8. ^ "Fishnet, Inc.". Fishnet, Inc. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  9. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942–2004. Record Research. p. 149. ISBN 0898201608.