Putting hosiery on!
Best tip I’ve been given is to moisturise your legs before you put your tights on (not hold-ups).
Make your hands damp and use the palms of your hands to roll your tights up your legs.
A video of how to put on tights:
Don’t grip your tights with a claw like grasp, finger tips pressing into tights will create pressure in a tiny area and you’re more likely to get a ladder/hole!!
Caring for tights!
If you purchase a cheap pair of tights I would say wear them once and chuck them away. Otherwise you’ll end up with a drawer full of tights that you can’t remember the good from the bad and spend way to long trying out tights in the precious hours in the morning pre-work.
With regards to the more expensive pairs the recommendation with Wolford, for instance, is to hand wash them. Now I have been known to machine wash my Wolfords in a wash bag. They come out just fine BUT be aware you are degrading the fibres of the tights and they won’t last as long and be as fabulous as if you hand washed them.
With hold-ups/stay-ups stick the silicone sticky bit together before you wash them.
Where to buy?
There are so many tights to choose from it can be hard to know where to start but I hope my tips have helped you with starting or completing your professional work wardrobe. See here for the tips in my previous blog entry.
There are many options of where to buy hosiery in the UK.
If you work in London City try our hosiery locator.
If you want to purchase online you could try: