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Tights In The Freezer? We’re Not Convinced…

This week, doing our usual rounds of the Internet for hosiery related news, a MyTights team member stumbled across a blog that promised an end to the age old problem and constant source of frustration for women across the globe – laddered tights! That caught your attention, didn’t it? Ours too.

The blog confidently claimed that dampening your tights with water, squeezing out the excess and then FREEZING your tights before their first wear will ensure added durability and long-lasting value. Whilst we’re always open to new and innovative ideas to make our money go a little bit further, we can’t help but feel that this particular method is somewhat flawed. I mean, if this really did work, then why haven’t we heard about it sooner? And is it really necessary to go to such extreme (and cold!) lengths to keep our hosiery in good condition? We’re putting it out there, we’re not convinced. Maybe we’re biased, but why would we spend our evenings putting out tights in the freezer, when we can just take advantage of our wonderful range of hosiery care, instead!

Designed to keep your hosiery in tip-top condition and ensure you get to enjoy a stylish legwear look for seasons to come…

  • Wolford Hosiery Gloves – Perfect for protecting your tights against sharp jewellery or false nails as you’re taking them on and off, these ingenious gloves from luxury Austrian brand Wolford are available in three stylish colours. After Wolford Hoisery Glovesall, why shouldn’t you look chic even during the most mundane of activities?
  • Wolford Wash Bag –To avoid damage caused by bra straps, zips and embellishments in the washing machine, this chic wash bag will ensure your tights remain free from snags, tangles and fluff! Always wanting to offer extra style points, the bag also comes with a stylish rib design and appliqué rose detail. They really do think of everything!
  • Stoxbox – a favourite amongst the MyTights team (and for good reason), this clever creation will ensure you never waste any time rummaging through your drawer to find the tights you have in mind. Ideal for presenting your patterned hosiery, simply insert the Stoxbox into the leg of the tights, wrap the rest of the tights into the hollow background and voila! An extra five minutes in bed…

Beats putting them in your freezer, right? Be sure to also check out our range of brilliant ladder resist tights before you leave, too!

 

 

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Emma Stone Scores a Hat Trick in New York

Mary-Portas-sheer-shaperActress Emma Stone pulled off a commendable performance when she was snapped on the set of her upcoming movie, Birdman, nailing three trends at once.  Teaming a khaki canvas jacket with denim cut offs over battered looking black sheers (complete with hole and VERY visible ladder), the result was a grungy look a far cry from her usual pulled together, chic style. It

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shouldn’t have worked, yet somehow it did.

Khaki and denim shorts are staples season after season – but black sheer tights are also back this season, with loads of celebs shunning their thicker opaques for the sexy style, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Miranda Kerr.  But unless you’re going to attempt the grungy look as modelled by Emma, we suggest you’re a bit more careful with your sheers to avoid runs and snags.

It’s a sad fact of life that with sheer hosiery comes the risk of ladders, but there ARE ways to prevent damage.  Most snags occur when you’re yanking your sheers up or taking them off at the end of the day, as this is when they’re pulled around the most.  Care for your sheers by wearing hosiery gloves when putting them on or taking them off, or at the very least make sure your nails are filed with no jagged edges.  Choosing a style with a boxer brief design is safer than a sheer to waist, as there is reinforcement around the part you pull up or down.

Alternatively you could opt for ladder resist tights.  Although they don’t guarantee you won’t end up with a snag, they are generally more durable than your average sheer and any holes you do get won’t turn into an unsightly ladder, thanks to the clever yarn technology used.  No more embarrassing runs in your tights, and no more clear nail varnish stowed in your handbag in case of emergencies!

When washing your hosiery, ladder resist or not, make sure you use a hosiery bag which will protect your sheers from damage, and wash on a cool wash.  Don’t dry on radiators or in the tumble drier, as the heart will damage the elastane fibres in the hosiery.

We can’t promise your beloved sheers will last forever, but if you follow these steps they’ll be around for a lot longer, seeing you through anything your day has to throw at you… Emma Stone, take note!

 

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