Let’s start by clearing up a bit of UK/American terminology that some might find confusing. A UK vest is an American ‘tank top’ (for women) or ‘undershirt’ (for men). Our Scottish friends call a vest a ‘semmit’ and our Antipodean friends refer it as a ‘singlet’. But whatever term you’d like to use, a sleeveless top made out of soft, sheer, see-through fishnet is a very sexy addition to any woman’s (or man’s) wardrobe.
The word vest comes from the French veste, the Italian vesta, and the Latin vestis. I think we can see a theme happening here. In general it means ‘some sort of garment designed to cover your upper half’. However the fishnet vest is not actually designed to cover much of anything as you can see from the picture. Popular in both men’s and women’s styles, fishnet vests can be found everywhere there is flesh to be shown: beaches, nightclubs, body-building gyms and most definitely bedrooms.
Although they might seem a bit over the top at first look, fishnet vests are actually very versatile. They can be worn on their own (for the confident exhibitionist), or they can be combined with a second opaque vest underneath to create a layered look. This layered look can be enhanced with a variety of bold colours, a popular look for exercise or other sporty/casual settings. The fishnet vest was also very popular in the 80’s punk/gothic look. And it can also serve double duty as an undershirt for women’s blouses under business suits.
No matter what word you use to describe it, the fishnet vest is an adaptable fashion item that can work well in a variety of situations. From sporty to sexy, it’s one of those pieces that can really add some spice to your wardrobe. One example is the Cat Black Fishnet Vest, which features a designer t-shirt style embellishment and a see-through surprise!