How to Avoid Snags and Tears in Your Leggings

When you invest in quality leggings, the last thing you want to do is rip or damage them by accident. In order to prevent snags and tears, it's important to take proper precautions when you wash, dry, and wear them. Here are some tips to avoid accidentally snagging your leggings.

  1. Wash your workout leggings by themselves on a quick, cold water cycle with a small amount of liquid detergent. Too many of us throw all of our clothes into the washing machine at once, not paying attention to the types of fabrics we're combining. Abrasive materials, like velcro, can really damage high-quality leggings by rubbing against their softer fabrics. Not only will those rough materials take away the softness of your leggings, but they could also cause a tear in the fabric.
  2. Air dry your leggings. Most leggings are made from blended fabrics that are breathable and quick-drying in order to prevent sweat buildup; this means that they dry quickly without the help of a machine. Protecting the material of your leggings from small changes in their softness and durability will help them last longer overall. If you MUST machine dry your leggings, dry them by themselves on a quick, 5-minute cycle. You don't want to throw them in with your other clothes for the same reasons you don't want to wash your leggings with the rest of your clothes.
  3. If you have long or sharp nails, try not to pull on the fabric of your leggings too much while you're wearing them. This step is probably the hardest since most of us adjust our clothes subconsciously throughout the day. However, trying to remain vigilant and cautious will protect your leggings in the long run, since pointed nails can so easily poke a hole or cause a tear in a pair of leggings.

Snags happen to everyone, but there are a few steps we can take to ensure that our leggings stay damage-free for as long as possible. Some of these steps include washing your leggings by themselves, letting them air dry, and staying aware of how much you're pulling on the fabric. We hope these tips help you stay bootylicious all season long!