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What to do with ripped tights?

15 comments · save · last comment by Célèste B. almost 4 years ago

Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

my new pair of burgundy tights got, well, destroyed.
there was a pilled thread sticking out, so i pulled it out gently, yet it started to unravel. then anytime i moved a rip went up or down the leg. a huge hole formed in the middle.

now, i know i was a dumbass and wont make that mistake again. but is there anything i can use these for? i doubt they're repairable.

thanks.

almost 4 years ago

#1
Amy B

Amy B.

EDINBURGH,
United Kingdom

530 posts

not repairable not, you could make other things out of them like hair bands etc.
but you could just rip them totally, like shred them and layer them over or under another pair of tights to have a sort of gradient at the rip? that's what i do with ripped tights as i can't pull off the ripped-to-shreds-showing-skin-under look, which is a shame.

0 · September 22, 2010

#2
Robin H

Robin H.

PLYMOUTH,
United Kingdom

3232 posts

Keep wearing them in a stylish ripped way. Sometimes when I get a ladder poking out from under my shorts/skirt I rip it all of the way down so it looks intentional. It stops people asking me if I know I have a ladder, which annoys me.

0 · September 22, 2010

#3
Olivia Emily

Olivia E.

LONDON,
United Kingdom

195 posts

Meh, keep wearing them I say! I love laddered tights, mm.

0 · September 22, 2010

#4
Randi  Butler

Randi B.

NEW YORK, NY,
United States

2402 posts

thanks everyone! i'll see what i can make work with them :]

0 · September 22, 2010

#5
Dana Lee

Dana L.

NO WHERE,
Philippines

2347 posts

Oh and if you keep wearing them, invert them and spray with hairspray to stop from ripping :)

0 · September 23, 2010

#6
Taliena S

Taliena S.

LAPUTA,
United Kingdom

155 posts

@Olivia E.

I was going to say the same thing!
Who knows? Two years from now, you might see those same tights you accidentally ripped in a boutique for $100~ lol

0 · September 23, 2010

#8
Becky Hamilton

Becky H.

SEATTLE,
United States

18 posts

Throw on a floral dress or denim shorts! Always looks good.

0 · September 23, 2010

#9
Samantha Teng

Samantha T.

SINGAPORE,
Singapore

572 posts

@Dana L.

I think it's easier to use clear polish, or if you have an exact shade of nail polish in the colour of your tights, it works better! I find hairsprays a little messier.

0 · September 24, 2010

#10
Dana Lee

Dana L.

NO WHERE,
Philippines

2347 posts

@Dana L.

I like using hairspray, since I am pretty lazy. Although, I still use the both of them to make sure it will not turn into a lump of string in the wash.

0 · September 24, 2010

#12
Sara N

Sara N.

THE STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER,
Sweden

144 posts

Just rip them more. It looks great with knitted jumpers! And maybe a hat or a beret.

umbrella

It's my sister, not me. :)

0 · September 25, 2010

#13
Sarah-Jean S

Sarah-Jean S.

CANDYLAND,
United States

59 posts

if you're not going to wear them, old tights (especially the flesh toned ones) when stretched over a camera lens, make really flattering filters. The flesh tone ones soften up a portrait and conceal flaws, while the colored ones add interest to a landscape or still life shot.

0 · September 25, 2010

#15
Célèste Brott

Célèste B.

FASHIONISEVOLUTION(DOT)BLOGSPOT(DOT)COM,
United States

1102 posts

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0 · September 27, 2010

  

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