Have you priced Little Girl Tights lately? Super expensive. Even the ones at Wal-mart aren’t cheap, although they are definitely cheaper quality.
So how do you make them last as long as possible while still looking nice?
I’m so glad you asked. Here are a few tips:
- Always wash tights on the delicate cycle.
Little girl tights are often a poly/cotton blend, which can pill if washed with lots of agitation. And moderate to heavy agitation can often cause pilling. So wash the tights on cool/cold on the delicate cycle. Every once in awhile (as in every 3-5 washes) the tights will probably need to be washed on the ‘normal’ cycle to get rid of sweat or dirt stains. But definitely don’t wash on the ‘normal’ cycle every time.
- Wash tights in a mesh bag.
If you read here much at all, you know I am a big fan of the mesh bag for everything from washing stuffed animals to washing lingerie. For more delicate items, a mesh bag adds an added layer of protection. Little girl tights are no exception, so use one every time.
- Never ever ever dry tights in the dryer. Ever.
The dryer heat makes them pill. And it also makes the elastic old before its time. In general, dryer heat makes them just look old before they really are. I either hang dry them from clothes hangers or use my S-hooks if I only have a pair or two.
- Buy higher quality tights to start with.
It’s painful to pay out $15 (or more!) for little girl tights, but if they last most of the season it seems smart to do. If you pay for good quality items to start with, there seems to be more incentive to take better care of them.
Just out of curiosity, where do you buy your little girl tights? Since I have two little girls in tights (and maybe 3 soon!) I’m always on the lookout for great quality at a good price. If you know of any great sites, please leave them in the comments!
I am pleased to link this post to Frugal Friday over at Life as MOM.