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4 “Beauty” Ways of Recycling Your Tights

November 10, 2016 1 Comment

4 “Beauty” Ways of Recycling Your Tights

Do you throw your old tights in the bin?  There are many ways to reuse your old tights (once you’ve washed them of course) and here are just 4 ways to get more life out of them.

1. Remove makeup.

make up removal

Remove the toes section.  Then cut the legs into slices of about a hand width.  After a night out use the fabric to gently sweep across your face.  This exfoliates your skin and makes taking off your makeup easy.  Especially good for thicker make-up before your final cleanse.

2. Hair styling. 

hairstyling

Use small cross-sections of old tights to create headbands or hair elastics.   Use them for braids, loop or knot them together to create something longer-lasting.  I used old tights as a make-up band to keep my hair out of my eyes for years.

3. Remove nail polish.

nail varnish removal

Remove nail polish with sections of your worn out tights, and they can be reuse with just a rinse and air dry. 

4. Get rid of deodorant marks

deodorant removal

There is nothing worse that getting ready to go out and putting your little black dress on only to find white marks at every touch point!  Old tights work like a charm to brush these unsightly marks off your clothing. They even work on powder-based makeup, too.

So when you think that you have all the life out of your old tights and you are about to throw them away, hesitate and give them a second chance!

Hope you enjoyed these quick tips - if you have any more please let us know so we can include them in another blog in the future.

Wishing you Happy Hosiery! 





1 Response

Auntie Planty
Auntie Planty

December 01, 2016

Cut up old tights make the best plant ties ever. When a plant grows up, the stems will get thicker, and if you use wire or string, you will end up with the inflexible string or wire cutting into the plant and causing damage. Strips of old tights are soft and pliable and will flex and stretch in a perfect way – I always recommend them to gardeners!

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Size Guide

20d and 50d Tights and Stay-ups

Beauty Tights

70d Tights

Dress Size

Dress Size

Dress Size

Small

8-10

8-10

10-12

Medium

12-14

12-14

14-16

Large

16-18

16-18

18-20

Large +

20-22

20-22

22-24

Leg Length

For over 5’9” choose a size up

L1 up to 5’6” and L2 for 5’7” and over

For over 5’9” choose the size up

Seamless Tights

Heights

Weight

Average dress size

Up to height 5'4"

55kg / 8st 10lb

8-10

Up to height 5'4"

68kg / 10st 10lb

12-14

5'5" - 5'9"

61kg / 9st 8lb

10-12

5'5" - 5'9"

74kg / 11st 9lb

14-16

5'10" - 6'0"

63kg / 10st

10-12

Seamless tights are very stretchy and soft and will suit the leg length typical of the sizes above