Fashion tights and stockings are a seriously hot trend, and women everywhere are wearing them in their daily lives and not just saving them for special occasions. Hosieree.com offers a wide array of styles and materials, and can turn your wardrobe into a fashion show in an instant! Here are some tips on how to keep your stockings looking like new:
While some types of fabric, such as spandex, can technically be washed on the gentle cycle in a machine, it’s always best to hand wash your delicates. Use a very mild soap and when washing them by hand, avoid pulling and scrubbing hard. Use cool water and never hot or the hose could be damaged. Be gentle when you wash and rinse so the hose don’t lose their shape. Let the stocking air dry completely before you store them away.
Even the stoutest stocking fabric will still snag and run, so be sure you trim your nails and don’t let anything snag your stockings. Put them on carefully and roll them up the leg rather than tug. This will help them keep their elasticity and ensure you don’t unwittingly create a run. Be mindful of bumping into things, and avoid letting your stockings come into contact with seat cushions that could catch the fabric.
When your hose are stored between uses, don’t just crumple them up and stuff them in a drawer. The best way to store delicate hose is to roll them up carefully and put each pair in a soft cloth. For long term storage, put them in a zip lock bag or some type of air tight container to help prolong their life span. Do not store your hose aside bras or other lingerie that has a snap or fastener that could snag your hose.
Repairing A Snag
One quick fix if you do snag your hose is to apply a small drop of clear nail polish around the snag. This will prevent the snag from developing into a large run.
Hosieree.com has a wide selection of gorgeous stockings that can suit any occasion and body type. Our seamed nylons are a nod to the fashions of the 1950’s and are one of the hottest trends around. Try our seamed nylons and enjoy our care tips that will make sure you get to wear our quality stockings for a long time to come.