Which hangers should be used for certain clothes?
Hangers come in various designs for different uses. We have summarised the basic differences so that you can optimally hang up your favourite items of clothing without creases.
Advantage: plastic hangers are lightweight and take up little space.Disadvantage: they provide little stability for heavier garments, which may impair the shape and leave behind unattractive bumps. A plastic hanger may also snap if heavier garments are hung on it.
Like plastic hangers, metal hangers are lightweight and take up little space. However, they quickly leave behind bumps and can buckle if used for heavier garments.
Wooden hangers are more stable and can also hold heavier garments. With larger, rounded edges, they also maintain the shape of tops and do not leave any dents in the garments. However, wooden hangers should be varnished, otherwise protruding splinters may damage the garments.
Padded hangers are also suitable for heavy garments and help to keep them in shape. They are very good for sensitive garments such as suits.
Hangers with a horizontal bar
These hangers are multifunctional. Tops can be hung on them as well as trousers and skirts with nice creases.
Trousers and skirts are clamped and fixed into place here, saving space and preventing the garments from slipping off.
Watch out for uneven surfaces in general
Regardless of the material used to make the hanger, uneven surfaces, rough spots and poor workmanship can damage sensitive garments and pull threads.
Tip for slippery garments
If a garment is wide-cut, it can easily slip off the hanger, but you can easily make non-slip hangers with one simple trick.Back