• Thu, Feb 10 2011

How To Get Rid Of Static Cling So You Can Be Fashionable

As Ashley points out, New York Fashion Week has begun. And my skirt is stuck to my stockings! This is a problem that sometimes happens to very glamorous people like us.

Instead of just staring at your skirt, which is clinging to your body parts as though they were the last mule out of Thunderdome (taxis, Lincoln Center, that joke is kind of complicated, you should watch Mad Max) use hairspray. Hairspray! We didn’t know that until this morning. You can spray your clothes down with it a few minutes before putting them on, and they’ll fall perfectly. Just to make sure to spritz the hairspray from a distance, so there won’t be any traces of it.

Alternatively, if you’re going bare legged in February because you love fashion and pain, you should just apply more lotion to your skin. We like AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($5.99 at drugstores nationwide) mostly because they’ve sent us a lot and it’s always lying around on our desks. Oh, and because it is the best.

So. There. Now you are glamorous, because the definition of “glamour” is “your skirt moves.”

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  • Mary

    What about slips? Seems to solve my problems.

    • porkchop

      Slips are all kinds of useful! They also prevent your skirt from blowing around, and from bunching when you sit.

    • Ellen W.

      Tragically, not all slips save us from this. But they do save us from having weird leg-related shadows under our skirts and I love them forever for that. And for being sexy.

  • Missy

    How about when a slip doesn’t really work under a skirt and the skirt and the tights are sticking together because of the fabric and not the static. For example, I have a point knit pencil skirt that is wonderful in the months that don’t require additional leg covering, but the minute I add tights, it rides up with every step I take…but it looks so good with tights. Any thoughts?

  • sanneb

    I’ve also found that rubbing a dryer sheet between the layers helps even if you’re already wearing the garment.

  • dawn

    if you moisturize your tights (so add moisturizer to the tights literally) then it’ll get rid of the static for the time being (reapply every few hours)

  • dawn

    if you moisturize your tights (so add moisturizer to the tights literally) then it’ll get rid of the static for the time being (reapply every few hours)

  • dawn

    try adding moisturzer to the tights (moisture = no static)

  • Brad

    moisturzer could be the best solution

  • Leona

    Slips are so good for this use that.
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  • Sophie

    you can use form of dryer balls. These balls are usually in the form of plastic or wool. What these dyer balls do is to ensure that clothes are kept separated in the dryer, and this goes a far way in reducing the static in your clothes.
    How to get rid of static cling