Style

This Is The Trick To Making Your Leggings Last Longer

March 31, 2016 by Rachel Gulmi
shefinds | Style

SHEfinds receives commissions for purchases made through the links in this post.

These days, leggings are so much more than just workout pants. Some women are even wearing leggings more often than jeans! Even if you don’t agree with the leggings-as-pants trend, chances are you still own a pair. I mean, they’re great for running errands or lounging around the house. On that note, what’s the best way to preserve the life of these stretchy wonders? To wash and dry them properly, of course!

Washing

Always check the care label before tossing your leggings into the washing machine. If for some reason you don’t have a care label, it’s safe to wash leggings on a gentle cycle using cold water. Skip the fabric softener because this can ruin the fabric’s wicking capabilities.

lululemon Enlighten Crop Leggings ($98)

Drying 

It’s best to let your leggings air dry, either on a drying rack or on a flat surface. The high heat from a dryer can break down the elastic fibers in your leggings, causing them to stretch out. However, if you’re in a rush and need a pair of pants to dry quickly, you can throw them in the dryer. Just be sure to use a low heat setting and remove them promptly.

Another tip: wash your leggings in a garment bag to prevent any snagging and pulling. This will protect the fabric.

Don’t miss the one thing you should never do when buying new sneakers and check out Beyoncé’s new athleisure line!

[Photo: Swell Mayde]

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Style

Nordstrom Has The Best Maxi Dresses On Sale Right Now

June 15, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Buy them all!

Fashion

FYI, Good American Just Did New Markdowns And Jeans Are Now 60% Off

June 15, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
You don't want to miss this!

Style

This $17 Twist-Front Tee Is Super Flattering On Every Body Type

June 15, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
It's so flattering.

Style

This Cute Cutout Tank Is On Sale And Selling Fast At Nordstrom Right Now

June 15, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get on in every color.

Fashion

8 Brands Reveal Their Best-Selling Summer Shoes (AKA The Ones Every Woman Should Own)

June 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We'll take every pair!

Celebrity

The Super Affordable Bathing Suit Brand Celebrities Always Wear

June 15, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Kourtney Kardashian is a fan!

Fashion

These Are The Best Cat Eye Sunglasses That Everyone Will Be Buying For Summer

June 14, 2018 by Jessica Parker
The drama, we love it!

Fashion

Anthropologie's Summer Tag Sale Is Only One Week Away--Get Your Wallets Ready!

June 14, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Who's ready to shop?

Style

4 Cool New Ways To Wear A White Button Down Shirt This Summer

June 14, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get inspired.

Fashion

6 Amazing Shoes From Nordstrom With Over 1000 Customer Reviews

June 14, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
These are best-sellers.

Fashion

4 Pants Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing This Summer (& They’re Not Jeans!)

June 14, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Trust us, you NEED a pair!

Fashion

The Life-Changing T.J. Maxx Shopping Trick Everyone Needs To Know

June 13, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's a serious game-changer!

Style

These Under-$10 Red Lipsticks Look Good On Almost Every Skin Tone

June 13, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Buy them all!

Fashion

The One Flats Trend That’s Going To Be Everywhere This Summer

June 13, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We ~need~ these.

Celebrity

The Super Cheap Jewelry Brand Celebrities Like Gigi Hadid & Rihanna Swear By

June 13, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Riahnna and Gigi Hadid are fans!

Style

Psst! Zara Just Announced Free Shipping On All Orders From Now Until June 19

June 12, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
This never happens!

Fashion

These Are The Best Cat Eye Sunglasses That Everyone Will Be Buying For Summer

Summer is finally here and you know what that means--...

Style

Psst! Zara Just Announced Free Shipping On All Orders From Now Until June 19

As a devoted online shopper, I'm of the mindset ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS