Somehow, today marks the very first day of July! But unlike other British summers where we find ourselves huddling under umbrellas and desperately clinging to the radiators, we’re enjoying something of a mini-heatwave, with temperatures this week expected to top an uncomfortable 35ºC. While the bravest amongst us may see the sun as an excuse to go bare legged, many of us (myself included) will turn to sheers and ultra-sheer tights and hold ups to keep us cool while still giving our legs a little coverage. But with sheer hosiery comes the added risk of ladders and snags cropping up and ruining your favourite pair of tights. But fret not hosiery enthusiasts, for MyTights are on hand with our collection of hosiery care. From washing essentials through to ingenious storage, our collection gives your legwear all the TLC it deserves.
A tidy hosiery drawer, a tidy mind!
For me organisation is key, and that extends to my hosiery drawer! There’s quite simply nothing worse than needing that pair of spotty sheers that will perfect your outfit to a tee, only to find they’ve gone missing in a terrifyingly tangled web of tights. If your hosiery drawer resembles Piccadilly Circus, I can’t recommend the fantastic Stoxbox highly enough. Arriving on your doorstep in a value for money 4 pack, this genius box is a brilliant way for presenting patterned hosiery; all you need to do is insert the box into the leg of your tights and wrap the remainder into the hollow section at the back, and voila! Perfect for storing everything from spots to florals to geometrics, this clever creation saves you the hassle of scrambling around your room at 6am, and comes in an attractive curved design to boot.
Washing Machine Heroes
When you think of famous double acts, who springs to mind? Laurel and Hardy? Ant and Dec? Now, I may be a hosiery nut, but for me, it’s the Wolford Washbag and Wolford Wash! Ensuring that your hosiery comes out of the machine clean, fresh and most importantly intact, this duo is perfect for safeguarding expensive tights from damage during a spin cycle. Beginning with the Wolford Washbag (new and improved, FYI), who hasn’t had the problem of taking tights out of the wash to find they’ve snagged on zips or embellishments? Well not anymore ladies! Available in a small and large variety depending on how extensive your collection, this clever mesh bag keeps your favourite tights looking pristine no matter what. Carrying on the VIP treatment, the Wolford Wash is a specially developed mild detergent that keeps your hosiery smelling like a bed of roses. Suitable for both hand and machine wash, it’s gentle enough to care for even the most fragile of tights and even leaves your hosiery feeling softer against your skin. Suddenly laundry day doesn’t seem like so much of a drag…
Hosiery: handle with care!
Tights are becoming more and durable by the day, as brands discover new techniques to resist against ladders and snags. But despite their efforts, the sheerest of hosiery is still prone to becoming damaged during day to day life. A common way of catching tights is taking them on and off, whether catching on nails, watches or the diamond on your finger. In typical Wolford fashion, I introduce to you the fabulous Hosiery Gloves. With an elegant shiny finish and off white shade, simply slip on a pair of these lovely gloves before taking your tights on and off, and enjoy beautiful hosiery for time to come. An elegant solution to an age old problem: of course they come from Wolford!
A top tip before I leave you to carry on with your shopping. If you happen to catch your tights, don’t throw them in the bin in frustration, simple add a dab of nail varnish to the catch to prevent them from laddering further!
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