Where to Find Tights That Last
By Adam Glassman
Oprah.com | From the November 2008 issue of
O, The Oprah Magazine
My tights tear after a couple of wearings. Where can I find brands that last?
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:
Buy the correct size
—too small, and they rip; too large, and you're always yanking them up.
making sure that legs are moisturized and stubble-free, and toenails and fingernails are short and rounded.
Put tights on s-l-o-w-l-y,
working them up your legs.
Store them responsibly
in a silk bag or old pillowcase, not in a drawer.
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
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