Washing Your Wolfords

Black hosiery is an essential aspect of every woman's winter wardrobe.  Founded in 1949, Wolford is the essential hosiery maker.  Wolford tights and stockings are handsome, soft and durable.  I buy them in two weights each season: opaque and sheer.  But for those of you who are looking for a bit more pizzaz, there are options available in polka dot, plaid, and a plethora of other patterns.  They will run you at least fifty dollars a pair, but if you take care of them they will survive seasons of regular wear.  The best way to keep your stockings safe is to handwash them.  I wash mine with The Laundress New York Delicate Wash, which smells like heaven.


Don't be intimidated!  Here's how...

1. Add two capfuls of The Laundress New York Delicate Wash to a large mixing bowl.  Fill mixing bowl with cold water.

2. Gently scrub the stockings in the suds.

3. Leaving the stockings in the bowl, pour out the excess water into the sink.  Gently run cold water over the garments to remove all detergent.  Gently squeeze to remove excess water.  Line dry (or place on top of towel draped over your shower rod, preferably overnight).