If you wear tights often, then you are already well aware of this fear—you are pulling your tights up only to notice a ladder. A ladder is a run in the tights or a long hole often appearing when you pull them up. To avoid this, follow these easy tips.
1. Avoid putting on jewelry and accessories until after you have put on your tights. Never pull up tights while wearing jewelry, including bracelets, watches, rings, and long necklaces. These can easily get caught up in your tights as you pull them on, causing a ladder.
2. Clip your nails. Before wearing tights, make sure your fingernails and toenails are clipped to an appropriate length, so they don’t pose a risk to your tights.
3. When you start pulling the tights up, roll one leg to the toe part and then gently slide your foot into the rolled-up leg. You can then carefully pull the tights up over the heel. Repeat these steps for your other foot. Slowly pull the tights up and over your knees.
4. You can continue slowly pulling them up until they are over your hips and waist. Take great care when doing this. If you go too fast, you risk a ladder and other damage and will have to find a new pair of tights and start the process over.
Would a Higher Denier Help?
Yes! A higher denier means thicker tights. Tights with a lower denier are much more likely to tear and rip faster. If you want to wear tights with a lower denier, go for a bigger size, so you don’t overstretch the fabric and risk any runs or ladders.
Is There a Best Way to Store Tights?
When storing your tights, you should roll them up or fold them neatly before placing them into your drawer. Storing them separately is another good way to prevent ladders. You also want to ensure all your tights are stored separately from your bras and other undergarments to avoid damage. The tights can easily get hooked onto a bra.
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