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What is the answer to skirts clinging to tights?

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Emphasise Tue 21-Mar-17 19:11:00

I wore a nice viscose jersey dress today, or it was nice except for the horrible way it clings to my tights. If I wear a slip, the slip clings to my tights and the skirt to the slip.

Some people seem to manage but I have this issue with all skirts and dresses, except a suit type skirt with a lining. What's the solution?

EnidButton Tue 21-Mar-17 19:12:08

Hairspray.

Spray your tights with it, let it dry, put dress on. It gets rid of the static.

BIWI Tue 21-Mar-17 19:12:49

And use fabric conditioner in your washing

jensner Tue 21-Mar-17 19:15:17

Rub some body lotion onto your tights. Works for me.

Mysterycat23 Tue 21-Mar-17 19:15:57

Try a slip of a different fabric

RoganJosh Tue 21-Mar-17 19:16:46

Are you wearing kind of shiny tights? They help.

SwearyGodmother Tue 21-Mar-17 19:18:27

Rub a dryer sheet over the inside of your skirt before you put it on.

EnidButton Tue 21-Mar-17 19:21:04

Body lotion sounds like it'd smell nicer than hairspray.

PuppyMonkey Tue 21-Mar-17 19:26:04

I followed the near mythological hairspray advice given on here - bloody useless, don't bother.

Emphasise Tue 21-Mar-17 19:34:26

Thanks Puppy, I thought it was just me. I have tried that and found the same as you.

EnidButton Tue 21-Mar-17 19:48:25

I used to do the hairspray trick when I had to wear a 'lovely' polyester uniform many years ago and it worked a charm. But fair enough.

OCSockOrphanage Tue 21-Mar-17 19:50:56

StaticGuard. There's another thread running, but if you know anyone who goes to the US, get them to buy you a can. Magic stuff, the European versions are not as good. I have bought all the versions and they don't work as well.

GenerationEx Tue 21-Mar-17 19:51:06

Anti static spray. It's great. Spray it on the inside of the skirt or dress and it will never stick. Designed to solve this very problem.

OCSockOrphanage Tue 21-Mar-17 19:52:19

Exactly.

Emphasise Tue 21-Mar-17 19:55:26

I didn't know such a thing exists. Looks like they have it on Amazon. Not cheap but I'm prepared to try anything. Does one application last until the skirt is washed?

Jermajesty Tue 21-Mar-17 19:56:51

Body lotion or liquid soap - rubbed on the tights when on your legs prevents static

MeeWhoo Tue 21-Mar-17 19:57:30

Granny style undergarments! I have one similar to these but a bit shorter:
www.marksandspencer.com/2-pack-assorted-waist-slips/p/p22353451?image=SD_02_T33_2062X_Y4_X_EC_90&color=BLACKMIX&prevPage=plp

You can get completely plain ones like those (mine is black) so if for some reason they go on show they look like they are part of the dress/skirt anyway.

DorotheaBeale Tue 21-Mar-17 19:58:07

Fabric conditioner used to work for me back when I wore skirts and tights.

MeeWhoo Tue 21-Mar-17 19:59:42

I meant to say I got it for a jersey dress that clinged not because of static, but because I like thick opaque tights in the winter and they cling to knitted materials but nor because of static.

HateThinkingUpNames Tue 21-Mar-17 22:01:34

Moisturiser of some sort on tights is key. Just make sure it's not too thick or it leaves stripes!

Ride Wed 22-Mar-17 09:15:26

I have tried everything! Any skirt, any material with any variation of tights and materials. Sprays, moisturiser, slips! I now resign myself to only wearing skirts in summer.

BounceBounceSplishSplash Wed 22-Mar-17 09:22:12

This always work for me though it's OOS at the moment. Gives me a better silhouette in dresses too. I've 2 and couldn't be without them now when wearing a dress with tights. No static cling at all.

direct.asda.com/george/womens/lingerie/bodysculpt-wear-your-own-bra-seamfree-control-dress/GEM287037,default,pd.html

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