Choose the Best Clothes Hangers for the Job
Wooden. Plastic. Non-slip. Padded. Not only are hangers made from a variety of materials, but they are also specifically designed to hold different types of clothing. Choosing the right type will help extend the life of your clothes. Consider these options when you’re in the market for new hangers.
Plastic hangers come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors. Smooth, heavy-gauge tubular hangers are a great way to add color to your closet and are perfect for T-shirts, polo shirts, casual blouses and even jeans. Be sure to check the quality before you buy them. Many discount retailers sell hangers constructed from only 34 grams of plastic, compared to The Container Store’s 48 grams. And some have seams that can snag clothes. For strappy tops and dresses, look for hangers with notches. Hangers with clips work for skirts and pants.
Wooden hangers make a statement in any closet. And like plastic hangers, they come in a variety of styles for each type of clothing. Thick, curved hangers are best for tailored suits and jackets, as well as knits and sweaters, robes, and eveningwear. The curves of these hangers will protect the form of the garment and give heavier suits and jackets the support they need. Look for notched arms for hanging strappy tops and dresses. For skirts, look for wooden hangers with moveable clips. Hangers with trouser bars or clamps keep pants secure.
Non slip hangers like our Huggable Hangers are designed to keep garments from falling off, making them ideal for silky materials or strappy styles. Like plastic and wooden hangers, they come specifically designed to hold shirts, pants and skirts.
Metal hangers are not only strong and durable, but they make a chic addition to the coat closet, the office reception room or the guest closet. They’re available in a variety of attractive finishes.
These beauties give your closet the look of an upscale boutique. They come styled to hold everything from coats to skirts.
Available in a variety of sizes and styles, these hangers can be used instead of wooden or plastic coat/suit hangers when pests such as moths, or moisture is a problem. Cedar is a natural pest repellent and works to absorb excess moisture.
Padded hangers are a great option for delicate knits or evening wear and are available in a variety of attractive colors. Our padded hangers are unique because the padding is wrapped all around the hanger, not just on the top. Use padded hangers to pamper special outfits, jackets and even costumes!
These hangers are ideal for closets where space is at a premium or where access to the contents is limited. They hold multiple garments in a small amount of space.
Standard-sized adult hangers measure 17-18 inches. Our oversized hangers measure 19" wide, giving more support to heavy coats or larger jackets. And our Petite hangers are specially sized to fit petite fashions.
Using hangers that are specifically designed for kids will prolong the life of the clothing. Larger adult-sized hangers may stretch out children’s clothes. Kid’s hangers often feature hooks and slots that are perfect for the loops on kid’s clothing or for storing accessories.