Q: My tights tear after a couple of wearings. Where can I find brands that last?
A: Longevity depends less on fancy labels (discounted pairs are often perfectly fine) and more on shopping and wearing habits. My bill of rights for tights:
Pampered tights live longer: no hot water or dryers. Handwash or run the machine's delicate cycle using a mesh hosiery bag.
Lingerie soap, The Laundress, $18
Brown tight, Spanx, $26. Cranberry tight, Fogal, $43
From the November 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine