How to put on your tights


Many premium brands of hosiery include instructions on the card insert around which the tights are delivered. The example above is from Gerbe. Unfortunately many of the cheaper brands, and it is these that most new tights wearers will try, don’t have any instructions.

All the instructions are similar to those above, but we would like to add a few pointers of our own.

Before even opening the packet check your hands and feet for rough skin and sharp nails. Use a good quality nail file on any rough nails, on hands and feet.
Use so foot cream on your feet if you have hard skin, or if it is very bad see a chiropodist. You should do this even if you don’t plan to wear hosiery, you only get two feet, look after them!
If the skin on your hands is rough and dry, or you can’t get rid of the rough edges of nails then buy some hosiery gloves. These are thin cotton gloves that cost about the same a good pair of tights. They will quickly pay for themselves.
Make sure you have the correct size before opening the packet. Most companies will do exchanges but are less likely to if the packet is opened.
Take the tights from the packet, check them for caught threads, snags and holes. Yes a tiny percentage of tights arrive with faults, particularly at the cheaper end of the market.
Gently stretch the tights
Put them on as per the instructions above.
If you find that the tights don’t come up to the tops of your legs properly do not pull them!. Simply roll them back down to your ankles and gently stretch them up over your legs again.

If you do get a run/ladder putting your tights on then keep the ruined pair for practice. It will soon be second nature.

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Oringina xo