Help against the labels

Help against the labels

It is not the first time that I have been upset about labels in underwear. Manufacturers just continue to sew tags on the finest lace lingerie. There is nothing you can do but to use the right tools.


Thankfully, gone are the days when I used household scissors to try to cut off the pesky tags. It happened more than once that I cut a hole in the lace fabric in the process, because the scissors were simply too blunt.

Sharp scissors cut better may not be a super surprising tip now, but let's be honest, how many of us use scissors that are no good?

Good scissors

For labels, which are often made of fabric and attached in multiple layers, the best thing to use is a pair of tailor's scissors. This is a purchase for life and I no longer want to miss mine.

Seam ripper

For the small, stubborn parts and sewn on emblems and the like, you definitely need a seam ripper. These things only cost 5 euros, but they are worth their weight in gold. Every stylist (or photographer who also does styling) should own something like this.

Just don't try to carry it in your onboard luggage as these things are sharp as a razor blade.

The thing with those labels remains annoying, but I have no hope that manufacturers will improve. Here in my example, there were six tags sewn into each slip.

If you leave them on, you won't have nice photos afterwards. And something like that can't be comfortable when wearing either, can it?

2 slips and 12 labels


This is not a sponsored post and you can buy a pair of scissors and a seam ripper wherever you like. Maybe even in your neighborhood housewares store. But please make sure to get those to fight the labels in underwear.