I haven’t found perfect sturdy tights, which is why I actually refuse to spend much money on tights unless they’re REALLY cute: I know I’ll rip them anyway, so why waste the money? I think opaque and higher denier tights are a little sturdier, but they still rip plenty easy. So all I can do is just be careful )-:
To avoid tearing tights as I put them on, I find the feet and bunch up the rest of the material in a circle around them so I can slip my feet right where they’re going to end up, and pull the tights up my legs from there without having to drag my toenails against the material. I also try to keep my nails— both fingers and toes— filed smooth, which keeps them from snagging on a variety of things, including tights. I’ve actually done emergency filing sessions on mornings I can tell my nails + the tights I planned to wear = disaster otherwise.
If you get a small tear in a non-visible place, you don’t necessarily have to throw the tights out. My mom taught me is to seal it with a little bit of clear nail polish while the tights are on you. The polish hardens the fibers so they don’t run and make the tear larger, which is otherwise what would happen. It doesn’t fix the tear, but it stops it from getting bigger and you can still wear the tights with shoes, skirts, etc that hide the tear.posted almost 3 years ago
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you could try opaque tights, like the george ones from walmart have alweays worked nice for me. also, when you see a little hole starting that could get bigger, use a little clear nail polish, its classicposted almost 3 years ago
If you find that a run is starting in you tights just take a little clear nail polish and rub on the areaposted almost 3 years ago
Dritz Fray Check also works. Being someone who doesn’t paint nails but sews, this is what I do.posted almost 3 years ago
the nailpolish thigns works great,
if you want black tights that dont rip go for sweater tights, theyre not really ideal in summer but they’re for sure sturdy. anne klein has nice ones.posted almost 3 years ago
I read somewhere that to prevent the toe area of your tights from ripping you spray that area with hairspray (preferably a sticky one) before putting on your shoes and you won’t get any holes.
Also if you alrady have a small hole but do not want it to get any bigger then apply clear nail varnish to the hole and it will stay put!posted almost 3 years ago
well i had tqo pairs of tights rip the first time i wore them, because i put them on wrong, dont put them on like pants. scrunch them up, and stick your foot in and then pull up the tight, if you just stick your foot in w/o scrunching, snagging may occur, and in result, will rip yout tightsposted almost 3 years ago
I found that the store claires actually sells amazing tights. I had this one pair from there that lasted me to almost a year with no rips. as a little extra bonus they they are really soft and don’t fall down!posted almost 3 years ago
that’s a brilliant idea! i have pretty thick legs so i should go for a medium. will they wrinkle up and stuff from being too big?posted almost 3 years ago
I liked the HUE tights I picked up at nordstrom rack, the only pair of mine that has yet to ripposted almost 3 years ago
well everyone beat me to the nail polish trick, but I like buying tights from Urban Outfitters, and if you are just prone to ripping tights quickly (like me) just go to CVS or Walmart for the cheap ones. Some are actually pretty sturdy brands and will no doubt last you a whileposted almost 3 years ago