How to keep tights and stockings looking great
Posted by SOCKSHOP
Like any item of high-quality clothing, tights and stockings need to be cared for. With their delicate nature, a lack of care could results in embarrassing ladders when you’re hoping to look at your most glamourous.
|Here are a few tips on looking after, wearing and storing your fine hosiery…
Slipping them on and off
You might have done it a hundred times, but if you’re not doing it right every time you risk damaging your precious new stocking or tights.
Like all good things in life, this is not a job you can rush – if you do, you risk tearing or stretching them.
It all starts with a little makeover, beginning with your hands. Give them a thorough moisturising and be sure your nails are trimmed and filed. Then do the same with your legs and toenails. Removing any rough edges like dry skin or nails that could catch the tights, is key to helping keep your hosiery snag, hole and ladder-free!
Once you’ve done this, ruffle up the tights so that you can put your toe directly into the end of them. Then simply – and slowly – slide them up over your leg, inch by inch. To get them off, simply reverse the process – roll them down (don’t drag them off - unless you’re in a hurry!)
Once they’re on, a good tip is to stick on a pair of hosiery glove, so you can always be certain you're handling your hosiery with care.