Netanya Bomani/Demand Media

Static cling happens when one piece of material sticks to another because of an accumulation of static electricity. This often results in clothing items sticking to each other. For instance, your dress may cling to your tights while you are wearing it. This can be embarrassing, but luckily there are simple ways to eliminate static electricity and keep your dress from clinging to your tights.

Netanya Bomani/Demand Media

Rub a clothes dryer sheet against the inside of your dress in a downward motion. Rub slowly in one direction. Rub the dryer sheet down the length of the tights in a slow downward motion. Carry a couple of dryer sheets in your purse so that you can combat static cling when you are out.

Netanya Bomani/Demand Media

Spray hairspray on the underside of your dress. Spray it evenly on all the areas of your dress that come in contact with your tights. Finish by spraying the areas of your tights that touch your dress.

Netanya Bomani/Demand Media

Pour one drop of hand lotion into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands against each other to distribute the lotion on both palms. Brush your palms down your tights in a slow motion.

Netanya Bomani/Demand Media

Run a wire coat hanger down the underside of your dress. When you are finished, run the coat hanger down your tights in a slow motion.

Tip

You can buy anti-static sprays at drugstores. Follow the directions for proper application to get rid of static cling.

About the Author

Melissa Morang

Melissa Morang began writing professionally in 2002. She has created sales scripts for telemarketing companies and contributes to online publications. Morang has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Minnesota.