Tights can be extremely delicate, especially if they’re of a particularly low denier. There are a number of hazards you need to watch out for and hassles you will undoubtedly face, so here are a few tips on how to prevent just 2 of the most common problems.

·         How do I prevent the waistband of my tights from rolling down? The waistband of tights can be particularly infuriating. If it’s too tight it’s uncomfortable and if it’s too loose it will end up falling down. Either way, waistbands tend to shift or roll down, and it’s highly unlikely that they’ll be in the same place at the end of the day as they were at the beginning.

A good tip to prevent this from happening is to get the right size. It sounds obvious, but it’s actually harder than it looks! It’s notoriously difficult to find the right size of tights, as what may fit in the leg won’t fit the waist, and vice versa. But, it’s essential that you keep looking, as the only way to stop waistbands from rolling down is to have ones that fit properly and comfortably.

·         How do I prevent snagging my tights when I put them on? Tights are extremely delicate items of clothing. The thinner they are, the more caution you need to take when putting them on or indeed taking them off, as the slightest snag can result in a ladder that’s un-repairable. There’s nothing worse than putting on a fresh pair, only to ladder them straight away 

The best way to prevent snagging them is to have short nails, and to file off any rough edges as soon as you notice them. The longer and rougher your nails are, the more likely you are to catch your tights with them.

However, if your nails are long and you have no intention of cutting them, there are ways to get around it. A great tip is to wear rubber gloves when putting your tights on, as they’ll act as a barrier between your tights and your nails but you’ll still be able to put them on easily. It’s best to keep a separate pair of gloves in your hosiery drawer at all times, that way you’re always prepared.

As you can see, there are things you can do to prevent some of the most common problems, with the most important things being to choose the right size and exercise extreme care when handling them. As long as you’re careful, there’s no reason why your tights can’t be extremely comfortable and snag-free for a long time to come.