There’s nothing I hate more than pulling on a brand-new pair of tights or pantyhose only to rip them seconds later.
Hosiery has caused many a fashion crisis over the years.
Right now hosiery is hot, hot hot! Everything from fishnets to opaque tights and barely there pantyhose. The fashion world is in LOVE with leg-wear at the moment but with it comes a problem, no matter how careful you are, the rips, runs and snags just seem to be inevitable and leg-wear isn’t cheap! No one wants to waste $20-$60 on a hosiery that they can only wear one time before it snags- or in some cases ZERO times if it rips while your putting it on.
Stylist to the rescue….I have a pretty amazing stylist’s trick for extending the life of tights/nylons.
This is going to sound crazy but trust me it works…….and it will change your hosiery life.
Freeze Your Nylons and Tights, yep FREEZE them.
The next time you buy a new pair of tights or pantyhose (and BEFORE you wear them), run them under water until they’re damp. Then place them in a plastic bag and freeze overnight. Take them out and let them come to room temp before wearing. You only need to do this once–after that, you’re good to go. The chilly temps firm and strengthen the individual fibers, making them less susceptible to runs later on.
This will make your nylons and tights last longer, stay run-free, lint-free and vibrant in color.
For a little extra insurance once you have your pantyhose on give them a quick spray down with hairspray. This bonds the fibers together, making your tights less likely to get runs or snags.
And just like your mom taught you, as soon as you see the beginning of a snag, apply some clear nail polish to the spot to stop it from running.
Stylist’s Tip: Never, ever put hosiery in the dryer. It will break down the elasticity in the fabric, causing that dreaded roll-down-your-hips-and-belly-right-when-you-sit-down-moment. Always hand wash in COLD water (remove any rings and make sure nails are filed or wear gloves, before washing) and then hang to dry.
I love these tips and your satin jacket 😉
ha! Thanks babe!
Such good tips! I will definitely need to try this myself! hank you so much for this!
Glad you enjoyed.
What a neat trick! Definitely something you would never think of. I’ll have to pass it along!
Works like a charm for extending the life!
This is definitely weird but kinda awesome at the same time! Loving the tips!
LOL thanks glad you enjoyed!
This totally works!!!! My Nana taught me this trick years ago and it absolutely works!!
Right! So good for keeping the lint off of black tights too!
I am a big hosiery girl! This was SO helpful! I always put mine in the dryer!!! Never again!!! Great tips!
oh GIRL NEVER in the dryer! It ruins them!
You have the best tips! I will definitely try this when I buy my next pair.
Thanks glad you like them! More to come!
Amazing tips I wish I had these when I was A Hooters girl I went through so many nylons it was ridiculous
I am so trying this today !!!!
Wait… so you’re telling me I could have saved hundreds of dollars over the years just by doing this one simple trick?! Oh, man lol… Excuse me while I go stick all my new pairs of nylons in the freezer!
Such a cool tip! Thanks it help me a lot to tighten my Tights
Totally! Keep them fresh and tight! LOL
I have a degree in chemistry, but I didn’t know something so basic such as this could work. Amazing! 🙂
LOL works like a charm!
I don’t wear nylons or tights but this is a genius idea.
Works like a charm!
I have never heard of this trick before. I love these little lifehacks that are hidden gems!
I agree I was used to wear them a lot before living here in Florida and did put them in the freezer =) Now for me it is almost impossible to wear pantyhose in a hot and steamy weather.
LOL oooh I bet… I can only get away with it here in Fall/Winter.
Oh my gosh! I had heard of this but never thought it was true!!!
Omg I am so trying this! This happens literally all the time to me and I get so frustrated!!
It’s a lifesaver!
You just taught me a trick !!!! Thanks!
LOL Works like a charm!
If it sounds weird, but it works, then it’s not weird at all! ha! Love your tips dear.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
LOL Thank you!
This is a super neat trick. I’ll try it with a few I own
Works like a charm!