How to Wash Hosiery


How To Wash Hosiery INTRO
In light of our collaboration with fine hosiery brand Wade + Belle (which happens to be Gwen & Lindsey’s favorite line of tights!), we thought it would be helpful to share how to properly care for these very delicate, yet very practical pieces. From handwashing vs machine washing to making elasticity last, we’re giving you a leg up on laundering hosiery!

How To Wash Hosiery 01PRETREAT

How To Wash Hosiery 01PRETREAT INSERT
  • Before laundering, treat any stains with Stain Solution or the Wash & Stain Bar. We like to use the stain bar to work deep dirt areas.
  • To remove odor, soak the item for up to 30 minutes in tepid water mixed with ¼ cup of Scented Vinegar. You may apply a small amount of vinegar directly to the target area, then wash.

How To Wash Hosiery 02HANDWASH

Handwashing is the best and safest way to care for delicate tights and hosiery. This will protect the fabric’s color and elasticity!

  • Fill a wash basin or sink with tepid water and add 2 capfuls or a squirt of Delicate Wash.
  • Soak for at least 30 minutes.


How To Wash Hosiery 02HANDWASH INSERT

How To Wash Hosiery 03RINSE

How To Wash Hosiery 03RINSE INSERT
  • Rinse well, running room temperature water over the item until the rinse water is no longer soapy.
  • Do not wring. Instead, press the item against the sink or basin to remove the water.

How To Wash Hosiery 04MACHINEWASH

  • Select the delicate cycle and cold water temperature on the washing machine.
  • To avoid tangling or snagging, insert into a Mesh Washing Bag.
  • Add the appropriate amount of Delicate Wash.



*Please note that machine washing exposes hosiery to lint which may make the color duller.
 How To Wash Hosiery 06DRY&FINISH

How To Wash Hosiery 06DRY INSERT
  • Hang to dry or lay item(s) flat on a drying rack.
  • Spray with Delicate Spray between wearing and washing to freshen.


This is a sponsored post from The Laundress.  

About Sandy Sandmeyer

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One thought on “How to Wash Hosiery

  1. I have a confession to make – I throw my hosiery in with my regular laundry. I probably won’t anymore. 🙂 Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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