A brief history of tights
What and How of deniers
1 How to wear tights.
A pair of tights' long life starts the moment the bag is opened and carries on the moment they are worn. The tights' weft is extremely fine and delicate. It is therefore necessary to make sure that your hands are smooth; and avoid touching the tights with your nails or rings; the most scrupulous ones may wear a pair of gloves. Gather up one leg of the tights at a time, roll it up to the toe and slide it on delicately. Pull the tights gently up to the knee, then repeat the operation up to the gusset and adjust the panty, trying to avoid jerks and pulls. Be careful when you remove the tights as well.
3 How to dry them.
To conclude: drying. It is advisable to keep the tights away from direct heat sources like heaters, sun rays and, of course, tumble- and washer-dryers. Forget about ironing: thin and precious yarns are very delicate and could get damaged. Never dry-clean tights.
2 How to wash them.
Let's get through some tips for washing. Tights should be hand- washed in lukewarm water, so that they preserve their shape and elasticity. Use a mild, chlorine-free detergent and rinse the tights abundantly without rubbing, pulling or wringing them. If you prefer using the washing machine, put them in the special bags or in a pillowcase.