To hang or to fold? That is every fashion girl’s ultimate question. We all detest wrinkled-beyond-recognition silk pieces and stretched-out sweaters, which is why we put together the ultimate guide as to which clothing pieces should be hung and folded. So read on and do your clothes and closet a favour.
Clothes to Hang
• Cotton, Rayon, Satin, Silk and Velvet Blouses. We suggest using velvet slim line hangers for these pieces, as they’re strong and thin enough to not consume too much space in your closet. Hanging work shirts? Ensure that the top button are locked to keep its collars from developing unwanted creases.
• Dress Pants and Trousers. Use clips to hang your trousers at the hem or at the waist. Another great option is to fold them along their crease and drape them over the bar of a sturdy hanger.
• Jumpsuits and Dresses. Hang your jumpsuits and dresses on hangers, unless they’re heavily embellished and are prone to wearing from weight.
• Blazers, Jackets and Overcoats. Be sure to hang these pieces especially if they’re made of suede or leather. Casual jackets and blazers can be hung on regular hangers, but heavy coats should be placed on curved suit hangers to help keep their shape.
• Dress Skirts. Dress skirts made of leather, silk and suede should always be hung at the waist using clipped hangers.
Clothes to Fold
• Sweaters. Sweaters made of angora, cashmere and wool will definitely stretch when hung, which is why it’s always best to fold them to keep their shape. Also, after washing, ensure that you dry them on flat a surface instead of hanging them.
• Casual Skirts. Thick-nit or denim skirts can be easily folded on a shelf or slung over a hanger to save more shelf space.
• Heavy pants. Cargos, cords, jeans and leather leggings are all made of thick fabric, thus folding and keeping them in your closet shelf won’t cause them to wrinkle.
• Embroidered Evening Gowns. Loosely folding your evening gown actually retains its shape better than hanging, especially if it’s adorned with heavy embellishments. Just make sure that you wrap it loosely in a tissue paper and store it in a clean box to keep its beadings from scratching your other clothing pieces.
• T-Shirts. Fold all your long- and short-sleeved tees as its fabric might thin and stretch out when hung.
Knowing how to properly store your clothing pieces is one way of ensuring that they’ll last long. So be sure to put these tips to work the next time you rearrange and rebuild your closet.