I love classy lingerie, but I’m new to buying luxury stockings. My new VienneMilanos are the best stockings I’ve tried, and I don’t want to ruin them! What’s the best way for me to care for thigh socks?
- Kristen M.
We love that you want to take the best care possible of your VienneMilano products! The rules of care are similar to other luxury goods with fine materials - wash them carefully, never machine dry, and store gently. Read on for tips on how to keep your stockings in beautiful condition, on and off your legs!
Before thinking about how to clean your thigh highs, make sure you are putting them on properly. Slip in your stockings only after rolling them all the way down. Gently roll the stockings up over your heel, calf, and thigh, stopping to adjust if necessary rather than tugging at the end. This helps stop unnecessary stretching. To prevent snags and runs, make sure your toenails and fingernails are smooth and filed. To ensure no harm comes to the delicate fabric, you can even wear soft, smooth gloves. Do not pull your stockings off by the toe - instead, roll them down just like you rolled them up.
Stockings should be washed just like socks - after every wear. It is best to hand wash your thigh highs. However, machine washing on delicate is a possible alternative. To protect your stockings even further, wash them inside a mesh lingerie bag. To hand wash, gently massage the material in a bowl of cold, soapy water until clean. Although a machine might be used for washing, you should never machine dry. The heat and movement can cause the material to lose its stretch, and will damage the silicone bands that help your hosiery stay up on your thighs. The best way to dry stockings is by gently laying them on a flat surface and allowing them to air dry.
After taking care when wearing, washing, and drying your hold ups (which is another term for thigh highs), you don’t want them to get damaged in your drawers! Fold your fine hosiery and place them in a drawer away from any items with zippers, clasps, or other parts that could snag fabric. There you have it! Caring properly for your luxury stockings will help them last much longer.
We are so glad to hear that you have entered the wonderful world of luxury hosiery! Proper care for fine hosiery is easy and effortless. By following our simple directions, your hosiery will go the extra mile and will last for a very long time. For more information, be sure to check out our blog posts on How To Wash, How To Store and even How to Fold Your Thigh Highs.