The frequent occurrence of ladders in tights causes irritation for most of us. Is there any way of stopping this and protecting your old ones from getting bigger? Well, read on for a few tips that may help.
The ease with which one can snag a hole in tights is down to the flimsy material that they are made from. A good tip for protecting your tights from this is to have shorter nails which have been filed to ensure a smooth edge. After all, there’s nothing worse than ripping a hold in a new pair of tights the first time you wear them!
For those who must retain their long nails, you could try wearing a pair of rubber gloves when putting on your tights. Also, unless it’s an absolute compulsion, you could wear a thicker version of tights which are likely to be less pregnable to snags.
But what do you do if you already have a ladder in your tights? Well, there’re a few things that you could do to prevent further damage, apart from putting on a fresh pair.
One option is to apply clear nail varnish on the edges of the rip to provide a seal for them, and stop the ladder from growing. The earlier this is done, the more chance you have of getting away with it. Another application that can be tried is rubbing soap over the ladder in a similar fashion to the varnish, as it dries the edges and should hold out till the time to change.
And for those of your looking for a less visible fix, there is hope! Research has helped in developing a new material that gives a sticky nature to the broken ends, meaning that one could repair a gap simply by pushing the edges together. The uses for such an elastic material are huge: from glass to medicine; and even tights!
However, until this new product enters the market, carry a bottle of nail varnish or make sure of easy access to soap. Of course, if you are more ladder-prone than the average person, you can carry an extra pair of tights with you. Either way, you can avoid worrying about ladders and continue enjoying your day.
Tights of a low denier are of a delicate nature, meaning that you need to watch out for a number of problems that you most likely will encounter with them. Read on for a few tips to counter a couple of the common problems faced.
• How to prevent the waistband of your tights from rolling down?
The dilemma of the waistband of tights is quite infuriating. Too tight, and it causes discomfort. Too loose, and it could fall down. Its constant shifting means that it is highly unlikely to be at it original place by the day’s end.
One obvious way of prevention is to purchase the right size, which is harder than it sounds. Ones that fit in the leg could probably not fit the waist. However, ensuring that you find the right size will help in keeping the tights in place and having comfort.
• How to prevent snagging when putting on tights?
Due to their delicate nature, especially when using thin tights, there is a need to exercise caution when putting on or taking them off. One slight snag can end up in an un-repairable tights ladder, which is worse in feeling when the pair is new.
Having shorter nails that have been filed down is one of the best ways to prevent snagging your tights.
Should you wish to retain your long nails, then wear rubber gloves when putting on your tights. These help create a barrier between the two surfaces, while maintaining the ease of wearing the tights. Be prepared; keep an individual pair of gloves in your hosiery drawer for this purpose.
So, there are ways of preventing a couple of the common problems faced with wearing tights. Choose the right size and exercise care. Follow these tips, and you can keep your tights comfortable and snag-free for a long time.