I can’t decide whether I love or hate hosiery. I love that they make my legs look gloriously smooth and even, and add that finishing touch to an outfit. I don’t enjoy how often I get pulls in them.
If I’m wearing stockings to an important event (meeting the in-laws, or to a job interview) I’ll often bring an extra pair because I know more often than not, I will walk into a rough surface and get a nice pull right down the front of them. Their delicate material means that you have to be gentle when washing them to ensure they last for another wear. Thowing them directly in the washing machine can leave you with a tangled mess of stretched out hosiery.
I recommend hand washing them in warm water in your sink or your Phil wash basin.
1. Fill up your sink and add one teaspoon of Soak to your water.
2. Make sure you remove any rings or bracelets that may catch while you are hand washing.
3. Turn your hosiery inside out just incase there is lint stuck in the toe. You should wash your garters in a separate wash to avoid the clasps or any embellishments from catching on the hosiery.
4. Leave to soak for 15 mins and gently squeeze out the water. Roll them in a towel and lay flat to dry. Hanging them may cause them to stretch.
Some hosiery tips
- If you get a small unnoticable pull, you can use clear nail polish and brush over the run to help prevent it from growing in size.
- When using the washroom, make a conscious effort to ensure that your skirt/dress is NOT tucked into the your pantyhose.
- There are many fun crafts for kids that use old pairs of panty hose so if you have a young one at home, perhaps you can have some craft time and make a chia pet.