How to Care for Your Leggings So They Last Longer
We all have that one pair of black leggings that you just can’t live without. Personally, it took me a little longer than most to digest the leggings Kool-Aid, but it’s not hard to see why these stretchy pants are the fabric of the people—in addition to being uber-comfortable, there’s a sense of sentimentality and intimacy about the skintight athleisure essential that skinny jeans simply can’t replicate.
Over the years, the casual dressing attire has become commonplace for workwear, leisure, and workouts alike. But despite how flexible and stretchy they are, unfortunately they aren’t invincible (RIP to my many pairs that have pilled and stretched to the point of no return). Since we all want to know how to expand our leggings’ lifespan, we asked some of our favorite laundry connoisseurs—Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd, co-founders of The Laundress, and Val Oliveira, founder of Val’s Services—for some insider tips on how to make leggings last as long as possible.