Hangers have gone upscale: there are literally hundreds of different types of hangers, but the best ones keep it simple. Choose hangers that fit your specific wardrobe, not because they look or sound like something you should have. A few tips:
- Choose hangers that actually fit your clothing. If you hang your overcoat up on a child-size hanger, it's not properly supporting the shoulders. It will wrinkle -- or worse, loose it's shape.
- Skirt hangers can be used to hang pants. Pant hangers... cannot be used to hang skirts, unless you fold them over, which can cause wrinkles.
- Wood hangers are better - they support your clothes more evenly.
- You can bring your own hangers to the dry cleaner and they'll hang your clothes on them after cleaning -- this avoids receiving the dreaded wire hanger!
01 of 11
With very few exceptions, belt hangers and organizers are also designed to hang and organize ties. More on ties below, but rest assured you can interchange any of these between the two.
02 of 11
Blanket + Comforter Hangers
Get those bulky blankets and comforters out of the way on a hanger.
This hanger is big enough to store your blankets and comforters hanging in the closet.
03 of 11
Children's Clothing Hangers
Kid's clothes are more narrow than adults so they get their own hangers.
04 of 11
05 of 11
06 of 11
I love this over the door hanger for hanging either in the bedroom or even better, in the entryway to store your everyday bags.
07 of 11
08 of 11
Pant HangersContinue to 9 of 11 below.
09 of 11
10 of 11
Shirt, Blouse, and Button-Down Hangers
I like huggable hangers for people with small closets or lots and lots of clothes. However, if you plan on keeping an item of clothing for the long-haul, consider investing in a wooden hanger:
11 of 11