Ripped stockings, no more!

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
December 07, 2017
Freeze Tights to Prevent Rips
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Your nails are decked out in the finest holiday manicure. You've zipped up your sparkly gold party dress and clasped the hooks on your favorite pearl earrings.

But as you race out the door to forge your path towards those sleigh bells jingling, you notice a run in your stockings. Welcome to the reality of the holiday season shuffle.

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It doesn't have to be that way. As The TODAY Show recently reported, you can put your tights in the freezer before wearing to help them last longer. First, run your tights under water until damp and then place in a plastic bag. Keep in the freezer overnight and take them out a day in advance to come back to room temperature. There's no need to repeat the process before each wear, as doing this once is said to strengthen your stockings' fibers and to help ward off pesky holes from forming. Note: In general, tights with the highest Lycra content are going to be the most durable.

Double note: We may need a second freezer to make it through New Year's Eve.