A quality hanger can do much more - ensuring clothes retain their shape and remain wrinkle-free.
However, not all hangers are equal. Wire, plastic, and cloth hangers are easy to acquire and inexpensive to purchase, but they’re not the best storage solution for your clothes. Wooden hangers, on the other hand, are sturdy and long-lasting. These accessories can adequately store any type of clothing—even those clothes that you might struggle to keep on other types of hangers.
Tough-to-hang garments include wide-neck shirts. Since these shirts have a wider neck, they tend to slip right off of the hanger, ending up crumpled on your floor. Fortunately, with the right hangers and a smart hanging strategy, you can keep these hangers appropriately stored so that they maintain their shape and remain wrinkle-free.
This strategy starts with wooden hangers. Let’s dive into how to keep wide-neck shirts on hangers so that your clothes and closet stay continually organized and protected.
Here’s the problem with wide-neck shirts: Often, their neckline is wider than your hanger, which makes it difficult for the item to grip the hanger and stay put adequately.
You might have tried some inexpensive DIY solutions to keep that shirt on the hanger. Maybe you purchased plastic hangers with notches to keep the shirt in place, but it still kept sliding off. Perhaps you took your trusty wire hanger and bent it to keep the shirt in place, only to then find unwelcome indentations in the shirt that damaged its overall look.
Since these solutions are temporary and don’t reliably work, you need a long-term solution to keep your wide-neck blouses, along with all of your other clothes, adequately hung.
Now, if you’re looking for a quick fix that can temporarily keep your wide-neck shirt or blouse on the hanger, consider these options:
Wrap a few rubber bands on the point of each end of the hanger. The rubber will create some grip that prevents the shirt from slipping right off. If you have a lot of wide-neck shirts, this solution probably isn’t ideal, but it can serve as a quick trick to keep that always-slipping shirt off the ground.
This method is the same idea as the former; it just uses different materials. Wrap the ends of your hanger with a pipe cleaner - a craft item you might already have on hand. This pipe cleaner will provide a similar grip to keep your shirt from slipping. Be sure to tuck away the pointy tip of the pipe cleaner so that it doesn’t damage your clothes.
Any hanger with built-in grippers is going to be more effective at keeping your shirts in place. Some hangers feature a rubber gripper built into each side of them to minimize slipping. Non-slip hangers are a good option for wide neck shirts or silky materials that can easily slide right off of wire and plastic hangers.
While these quick fixes can work for the occasional wide-neck shirt that slips, the best solution for keeping your clothes securely stored is by choosing wooden hangers. Life is busy, and you probably don’t have a lot of extra time to be altering every hanger in your closet so that it better supports your wide-neck shirts. The easiest solution is to simply invest in hangers designed to support all clothing, including wide-neck shirts that might currently be causing you some frustration.
Luxury wooden hangers deliver a variety of benefits beyond just keeping your clothes in place. Learn more about why you should choose these luxury hangers for your closet.
The answer is simple: Keep your wide-neck shirts on hangers by choosing wooden hangers. While some solutions might be a temporary fix, there’s no more lasting solution than wooden hangers.
Check out durable wooden shirt hangers from Butler Luxury. These hangers are crafted of Grade A beech wood and come in luxurious finishes like dark walnut espresso and deep butterscotch. Shop for wooden hangers today to give your closet an upgrade and ensure those wide-neck blouses are always correctly hung.