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Unfortunately, even the slightest hint of a ladder can take you from ‘sophisticated woman of the world’ to ‘angsty teen’ in mere seconds. If that’s the look you’re going for, please ignore this friendly PSA.
If, however, you’d love for your tights to remain classy and pristine, we might just have the answer you’ve been desperately searching for. And it’s got nothing to do with clear nail polish.
According to fashion website PureWow, simply freezing your beloved pantyhose before you wear them for the first time could prevent them from tearing so easily. That's right — it's time to start putting your hosiery on ice.
The website claims chilling your new elasticated tights overnight makes their fibres stronger, decreasing the likelihood of you jabbing your eager little fingers or spikey bracelets through the delicate fabric during your morning rush out the door.
Here's how you do it: next time you treat yourself to some new stockings, simply dampen them under the tap, wring them out and pop them in a plastic zip lock bag. (Post continues after video.)
Next, place them in the freezer among the peas and the chocolate ice-cream and let them all get acquainted overnight.
In the morning, take them out to defrost. Note: this process will take the whole day.