6 tips: how to keep your tights from laddering
Just admit it, haven’t we all had a large ladder in our tights one time or another? A big nuisance when you’re not carrying any clear nail varnish on you ór an extra pair of tights. Here are 6 tips and tricks on how to avoid those annoying ladders once and for all!
1. Check the type of tights you are buying
The term “denier” is an indication of the thickness of the tights. The higher the denier, the lower the chance of holes and ladders. Did you know that we don’t only carry fashion tights, but also shaping tights ánd anti-ladder tights?
2. Choose the correct size
Do you have long legs? If you do, choose a bigger size tights. The same goes for small, curvy gals. It’s important to have a good sense of your body type. From 1.70 m, we recommend size L/XL.
3. Clip your toenails
Sometimes you may be a bit enthusiastic putting on your tights and ladder them with a sharp toenail. Oh no! So check the length of your toenails. The same applies to stubbles on your legs. A layer of body lotion smoothens your legs and you will slip into your tights much more easily. Just don’t do this when you are wearing stay ups, as they won’t stay in place.
4. Reinforce the seams
Check if your tights have a reinforced seam at the feet. A big toe sticking out of your tights is not a very charming sight and it feels very uncomfortable as well. When you are wearing extremely thin tights, you can prevent this by wearing footies underneath the tights. Make sure the footies are thin, or your shoes will be way too tight.
5. How do I put on my tights?
The way you put on your tights is very important, as they will last longer if you put them on in the correct way.
Step 1: Don’t wear any jewellery like bracelets, rings or a watch. Jewellery may snag your tights and can easily damage them.
Step 2: Before you put on your tights, bunch up one of the legs until the toe section. Now you can easily slip the tip of your foot into the bunched-up leg. Roll your tights up carefully and pull them up until your ankle.
Step 3: Then pull your tights up over your knee. First one leg, then the other. While you are doing this, the fabric already carefully stretches. Finally, pull the tights up over your hips, until your waist.
6. Laundry advice
A beautiful pair of tights or stay ups can be the finishing touch to your outfit, but how do you keep them in a good shape? Wash your tights in a washing machine bag, just like your other lingerie. However, be careful to never put them in the same bag as your lingerie, as the hooks and the wired support may damage your hosiery. Stay ups, stockings and tights are washed at 30 degrees. Don’t tumble dry, iron or bleach them and don’t have them dry cleaned.
- 11 December, 2020