One thing I wish I could change is how sensitive my skin is, but lucky for me, there are options! One of my many requirements with clothing is that it must feel good which is why I love my Hipstik tights. They are so soft, sit low, and do not have the ghastly control top that almost all tights have. Who can even stand to wear that stuff? Yay for no stomach squeezing!
The low down on tights: High denier (which is 40 or more) means durable, thick, and opaque. Hipstiks durable tights are made of microfiber in 97 deniers which make them super soft and strong!
Just like caring for yourself, caring for your clothing is important, too! Follow these easy instructions for happy Hipstiks. These instructions cover both our opaque tights and sheer pantyhose lines, and everything in between.
For HAPPY results:
- Hand wash* your Hipstik Legwear separately using lukewarm water and a small amount of mild detergent. Look for gentle brands such as Seventh Generation, Biokleen Free & Clear, Tide Free & Gentle, or my latest favorite is Forever New (liquid formulation - I did not have luck dissolving the powder).
- Gently agitate the water and leave in for a few minutes. I pay special attention in agitating the feet and gusset. I give the silicone strip a swipe around in the water.
- I rinse under fresh cold water then gently roll Hipstik up into a clean towel to remove water. Cool trick 😉
- Hang dry. (I prefer over a wire hanger. Any smooth surface to prevent snags will do the trick. Mine dry quite fast.)
- BONUS TIP: if your silicone stick strip loses some of its stickiness or cling, use rubbing alcohol and a lint-free cloth to clean the strip.
* If you prefer, you can use the washing machine instead of hand washing: place one pair of Hipstik Legwear in a delicate wash bag and use the delicate/hand wash machine setting or equivalent. Let your Hipstiks take a ride in the machine alone.
For UNHAPPY results:
(don’t do this or your Hipstiks will no longer be happy and neither will you):
- throw your Hipstiks directly into the washing machine with all your towels and put in a ton of non-mild detergent and chlorine bleach
- use the heavy duty cycle
- put them in the dryer on high heat
- follow up with ironing
- use fabric softener – Why not? Softeners can break down elastics. You want to preserve the cross-stretch.
- if you are washing your dyed tights for the first time, definitely wash them separately! Learn more about the process for dying our tights.