Stockings are often known for not holding up well. After all, if you consider the material that they are made from and how thin they are, it’s easy to see why they can wear out rather quickly. However, none of this means that your stockings have to have a limited lifespan. If you follow these tips, you can make your stockings last for as long as possible.

Buy the Right Size

First of all, it is important to make sure that you buy your stockings in the proper size. For one thing, if your stockings are too small, they probably won’t be very comfortable, and they might not look very flattering. Also, if they are too small, they can be stretched too thin when you are putting them on and when you’re wearing them, which can lead to them being more prone to tearing. Remember that many manufacturers of stockings don’t use the same vanity sizing that some companies use, and make sure that you buy the size that is right for you. Checking the sizing chart can help you get a better idea of which size you might need.

Clip Your Nails

Another good tip for making your stockings last longer is to make sure that you clip and file your fingernails and toenails before putting them on. If you don’t, jagged or torn fingernails could tear the stockings while you’re putting them on, or jagged toenails could cause them to tear in the foot area. Plus, taking a minute to fix your nails before getting dressed can help you look and feel more put-together throughout the rest of the day.

Put Them on the Right Way

The way that you put your stockings on makes a difference. Scrunch them up, then pull them over your feet. You can then slowly pull them up and over your legs. Doing it this way can help you put them on the proper way so that they will look good, feel comfortable and be less prone to being torn while you’re putting them on.

Make Sure That You Wash Them Properly

When washing your stockings, make sure that you do so the proper way. Gently handwashing them in the sink and then carefully wringing them out and hanging them up to dry can help you avoid damaging them, which can easily happen if you put them in the washing machine.

A nice pair of stockings can last for a long time if you take good care of them, and you can wear them as an accessory to many different outfits. If you follow these tips, you should be able to make your stockings last for as long as possible. This can save you money and allow you to use your stockings for a long time to come.