How to Keep Your Leggings From Wearing Out

The holidays are here, and there is absolutely no better time to bust out all your favorite leggings. Celebrities like Hailey Baldwin and Gigi Hadid do just the same as the temperatures start to drop and more time is dedicated to traveling to see family and friends.

With all that wear, leggings can take a beating, and once they start to show signs of destruction, it's really hard to bring them back to life. To help you keep your leggings looking fresh and new, we've rounded up a few helpful tips to care for them properly. Keep scrolling to see our advice, and how some of your favorite celebrities wear their leggings!

Hailey Baldwin


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If you often wear your leggings to work out, then you know that with each workout they take quite a sweaty beating! To extend the life of your leggings, hang them to dry before you ever put them in the hamper for washing. This also keeps then moisture- and bacteria-free.

On Hailey Baldwin: Saint Laurent SL 87 Sunglasses ($182), Two-Tone Bomber Jacket ($2590), and tote; Lululemon leggings; Acne Studios Triple Leather Sneakers ($500).

Selena Gomez


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After letting your leggings dry out before washing them, you need to be sure to wash them as carefully as possible. If you are using a machine, be sure to place your leggings in a mesh laundry bag before washing. This protects delicate fabrics from the tumble of the machine.

On Selena Gomez: Alice + Olivia Lolita Drop Hem Buttondown With Piping ($298) and leggings; Barrie Glamour poncho; Soebedar Shania Pumps ($557).

Gigi Hadid


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It's important not to use a machine to dry your leggings post-wash. Hang them dry, and for added benefit, hang them outside in the sun; the UV rays not only dry fabrics faster, they have bacteria-killing powers.

On Gigi Hadid: Krewe St. Louis sunglasses ($255).

Do you have any additional tricks you use to make your leggings last longer? Tell us in the comments below!

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