Laundry day has come and you are about to wash your favorite pair of tummy tuck leggings. Then you hesitate. You remember how other leggings you’ve bought in the past just didn’t seem to hold up for long. Maybe the high waisted leggings you’ve owned in the past seemed to just fall apart. Well, maybe it’s not that you bought a cheap pair; maybe you just didn’t show them the proper care to extend their life and maintain their comfort and functionality. After all, leggings are nothing if they aren’t attractive, functional and comfortable. So before you launder those next pair of leggings (and possibly ruin them) here are some tips that we’ve gathered from experts on how to care for them.
Read the label before washing: Many people have the habit of not properly sorting their clothing when adding them to the wash. Leggings take special care and the makers know this. This is why they include explicit instructions for their care on the label.
Don’t use the dryer: The high heat of a dryer can warp the fibers in your leggings causing them to lose their flexibility and shape. The high heat can also lead to holds, tears, etc. Hang dry your leggings instead.
Do not bleach: Want to ruin the beautiful pattern on your favorite pair of leggings? Do you want their colors to become faded? If you do then bleach is for you. If not then avoid bleaching them.
Don’t wash in hot water: Hot water will destroy the elasticity and therefore the fit of your leggings over time. Use cold water.
Don’t use fabric softener: Fabric softeners can destroy the breathability of your leggings. This is because many fabric softeners contain silicone.
Following these tips and your leggings’ care instructions should help them last indefinitely.
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