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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Legacy is giving you more teasers!

The lord said ask and you shall receive, I asked for wings for Carnival 2012 and behold even MORE wings! Sneak peek of two costumes from Legacy Carnival before their band launch on Sunday October 16, 2011:

Going Nude With Fishnets

Ever notice that lots of performers double up with a layer of skin toned (nude) fishnet stockings over their tights on stage? Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Beyonce are are all fans of this look and there is a reason why. 

Fishnets are like illusion airbrushing, it smooths out any wrinkles and dimples that can still be seen when wearing regular sheer to the waist tights from afar and up close. Fishnets can also make your legs look shapelier, enhance muscle tone and camouflage other "imperfections". 

However, all fishnets are not made equal and the size, spandex content and colour of the tights worn below the fishnets are all crucial in pulling off this look. I have worn nude fishnets over tights for both Carnival and Cropover 2011 and I am definitely wearing them for Carnival 2012, as I LOVE it! 

So if you want to try it out for Carnival here are some tips:

* Look for fishnets with a high spandex content, anything with 12% and over is great for giving you the fit that you will need, as you do not want saggy stockings. The fishnets must cling to your leg, no sag at knees or ankles. The high spandex content will also help prevent snags and it will be easier to adjust the waist band by pushing it down to wear with your belt/underwear. Professional dance fishnets, like Capezio, have a very high spandex content.

*Match the fishnets to your skin tone as close as possible, please do not match the costume (no coloured fishnets ) for this look. There are various shades of nude and tan so test them out and find one that works for you.

LOVE Rihanna, not loving the red fishnets

*If you are using the fishnets to deal with cellulite pay attention to the SIZE of the diamonds. Skinny, toned legs can get away with larger diamond sizes however if you got the extra jiggle  they can actually squish down your lumps and bumps and push them through, much like chicken wire! The smaller the diamond size on the fishnet the more of flatter, compressed surface you get.

* Get the seamless fishnet tights as you do not want to be adjusting a seam all day.

*Wearing a slightly darker shade of tights under your fishnets look great as well especially if you cannot find an exact match for your skintone.

*Snags in fishnet tights get a snag it is easy to repair with some patience, matching thread and a needle. If you can find clear elastic thread it is perfect for patching up your fishnets.

*Not all costumes work with fishnets in my opinion, of course you can feel free to wear them with what ever costume you choose. But to me they look best with the more glamorous, feathered and decorated costumes, you know the ones that look like a Showgirl. I would not wear fishnets with YUMA's Apache Premium Frontline or Azteca  , for example  because those costume do not need fishnets competing with the tribal detailing but I would definitely wear them with  TRIBE's Cyprus (pictured below)

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