Hosiery is expensive, so let us make this garment last.
WASHING HOSIERY – BY HAND OR IN A MESH BAG
Hand washing it of course is recommended, but I due to my time shortage, I usually just zip it up in a washing bag and just put it in the washing machine on cold wash. No dryer! I just hang mine to dry. Some say that there is special hosiery soap, but I never used it myself.
WEAR GLOVES OR AT LEAST USE HAND LOTION
Not everybody has patience to wear gloves when putting on pantyhose, so I at least recommend to put lotion on your hands first to eliminate any dry skin. Don’t rush, take your time.
KEEPING IT NEATLY ORGANIZED
I prefer to keep my hosiery in original packaging. It makes it easy to find a specific style and it keeps from looking like a mess. For me personally it means that I’ll wear it more often if it is stored in an organized manner. It also means that I will remember which ones were the best ones and I’ll be able to get more of that kind in the future.
REPAIRING THE RUNS
Some people put nail polish on the runs. I do that too, but I still prefer to stitch the run. In my opinion it looks neater this way. Usually I sit down some time on the weekend and stitch several pairs at once.
I love hosiery and I try to do what I can to prolong its life. You will find more care tips in the “practical” section of this blog. Please don’t forget that this blog only exists because of your contributions.
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