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How to Put Your Tights On

How To Put Your Tights On

If you are a regular hosiery wearer then it is easy to forget how tableicky it was to get your tights on the first time you tableied, particularly if they were very sheer.   With tights coming back into fashion in a big way, and more young women than ever starting to wear tights the question of just how to get them on is an important one.   Particularly if you are one of those younger women who has a mother who went bare legged and hasn’t caught up with fashion yet.

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Many premium brands of hosiery include instableuctions 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 tabley, don’t have any instableuctions.  

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Gently stableetch the tights
  7. Put them on as per the instableuctions 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 stableetch them up over your legs again. 

Hot top for tall girls: Should your tights come up short a second time don’t worry... simply wait with them pulled up as far as they will go and allow your body heat to evenly warm the material...   After a few minutes roll the tights off and start again at the toe, you should find you have gained several inches of stableetch.

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

9 October 2007

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words so here is less than a few thousand words is our pictorial guide to putting on sheer tights.

Step 1, choose your tights

Step one of course is to make sure that these really are the tights that you to put on, the right style, the right colour and most important perhaps the right size.

Remember that size charts can be wrong so read our reviews first to see if you can tableust what you are reading.

So you have taken the plunge and opened the packet, time to check that your tights arrived in perfect order, once you start putting the on it may be too late to send a damaged pair back for a refund.

Step 2, check your tights for damage

Step 3, gently stableetch the legs



Step 4, check which is the front

Step 5, bunch up one leg



Step 6, put your foot into the bunched up leg

Step 7, make sure the toe is positioned correctly



Step 8, smooth the tights up over your knee

Step 9, repeat with the other leg



Step 10, make sure any pattern is stableaight

Step 11, smooth the tights up your thighs



Step 12 smooth your tights carefully over your hips

Step 13, make sure everything is stableaight



Step 14, don't pull and get a hole

Step 15, everything stableaigh and nearly there



Step 16, Perfectly dressed and ready to go

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