Hangers for Every Wardrobe Need
Best for Shirts and Jeans
This plastic hanger’s sturdy bar can easily support your favorite pair of jeans; gently sloping shoulders are a boon for delicate blouses.
To buy: Olka hanger; $4 for three, containerstore.com.
Best for Trousers
Keep pants looking fresh with this easy-access, open-ended hanger. Its foam-coated metal frame grips slacks and prevents slippage.
To buy: Friction trouser hanger; $7 for three, stacksandstacks.com.
Best for Designer Duds
A favorite of high-end boutiques, this hanger secures slippery camisoles and also maintains the shape of heavier items, such as thick woolen sweaters and structured cotton blazers.
To buy: Flat notched wood garment hanger; $90 for 50, henryhanger.com.
Best for Dresses
Give evening wear the first-class treatment it deserves. Smooth satin padding provides protective cushioning and heads off lumps and creases, so fancy frocks stay in tip-top shape.
To buy: Padded satin hanger; $11 for five, gracioushome.com.
Best for Suits
Your suits will be ready for business when hung on this heavy-duty classic. Broad, contoured curves help preserve the form of tailored jackets, while the rubberized bar keeps slacks in place. The tough frame is strong enough to support heavy outerwear, too.
To buy: Savannah Collection deluxe cherrywood suit hanger with nonslip bar; $7.50, hangerclassics.com.
Best for Skirts
Padded clamps lock firmly onto skirt waists, keeping them from denting and wrinkling. A shiny finish gives this model a sleek look; the slim frame makes it a sensible space-saver.
To buy: Cherrywood blouse and skirt hanger with clips; $6 for two, organizeit.com.
Best for Everyday Wear
Designed to accommodate the basics, these bright, tubular hangers are easy on the wallet and easy on the eyes. The bold colors―12 to choose from―will cheer up any wardrobe, and fabrics won’t catch or snag on the durable, heavy-gauge plastic.
To buy: Tubular hangers; $25.50 for 72, containerstore.com.
Best for Tight Spaces
These super-thin flocked hangers are one-third the size of standard models, which makes them ideal for small closets. Two notches keep even the silkiest spaghetti straps in place.
To buy: Ultra-slim flocked hangers; $10 for 10, bedbathandbeyond.com.
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