Washing Your Thigh Highs: A How-to Guide

Taking the time to properly wash your hosiery is another crucial method of ensuring that they, along with your confident swagger, last as long as possible. Here at VienneMilano, we recommend two methods for washing your thigh highs: one that uses a machine washer, and one that uses your hands.

 

How to Machine Wash Your Hosiery

Step 1 — Make sure you have a mesh lingerie wash bag

Step 2 — Make sure you have a detergent that is specially designed for the gentle/delicate cycle

Step 3 — Turn your tights inside out

Step 4 — Place them in the wash bag

Step 5 —Add the gentle/delicate cycle detergent to your machine

Step 6 — Wash tights on the gentle/delicate cycle, in cold water

Step 7 — Once the cycle is finished, gently remove your tights from the bag — washing your tights with your bras is not recommended, as the bra’s hooks can catch on them and cause runs

Step 5 — Lay your tights flat and let them dry flat — never use a machine dryer to dry out your tights, as this will cause the silicone bands to melt

Step 6 — Look fabulous in your thigh highs!

 

How to Hand Wash Your Hosiery

Step 1 — Make sure you have a wash basin

Step 2 — Make sure you have a gentle/delicate cycle detergent

Step 3 — If you are wearing any jewelry on your hands, remove it

Step 4 — Fill the basin with cold water

Step 5 — Mix in a tablespoon of gentle/delicate cycle detergent

Step 6 — Mix in a tablespoon of baking soda

Step 7 — Turn your tights inside out

Step 8 — Place the tights in the basin

Step 9 — Allow the tights to soak for 10 minutes

Step 10 — Gently squeeze, rub, and scrunch tights together in order to remove dirt

Step 11 — Gently remove the tights from the basin

Step 12 — Lay your tights flat and let them dry flat — never use a machine dryer to dry out your tights, as this will cause the silicone bands to melt

Step 13 — Look fabulous in your thigh highs!

Now you are armed with the tactics necessary to combat wear and tear on your stay ups. Keep strutting!

This guest post written by Vienne, owner of Vienne Milano