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How To Hang Pants: The Best Ways To Prevent Wrinkles

Updated: May 6

Are you tired of dealing with wrinkled pants despite your best efforts? If you have delicate fabrics like organic cotton, linen, or hemp in your wardrobe, hanging them correctly is crucial for maintaining their quality and longevity. While it's comparatively simpler to hang shirts, hanging pants on hangers requires a bit more finesse to prevent creases and wrinkles. In this blog, we'll share tips and tricks on how to hang your trousers flawlessly, ensuring they're ready to wear straight off the hanger. Whether you're using regular or specialized hangers, we've got you covered with clever methods to keep your pants flat and wrinkle-free.

How To Hang Pants

Regular Hanger

1. Choose Your Hanger 

Selecting the right hanger for your pants is crucial to keeping them in top condition. A triangle-shaped hanger, whether it's non-slip velvet, plastic, or wood, is the best way to hang trousers and will do the job perfectly. If you're shopping for new hangers, any of these three options will work just fine. Velvet hangers are excellent for their soft finish and natural grip, ensuring your pants stay in place. On the other hand, plastic and wood hangers can handle more weight. It's best to avoid thin wire hangers as they can bend and cause your pants to hang unevenly.


2. Fold and Hang Pants

To fold and hang pants on the hanger neatly, start by laying them on a clean, flat surface with the pockets facing up. Smooth out any wrinkles, and unfold any cuffs if they're folded.

Next, fold the pants in half lengthwise, with one leg over the other, and smooth out any creases once more. Then, loop the pant legs through the hanger and hang them over the bottom bar so that the top and bottom of the pants are at the same level.

This method helps keep your pants looking neat and wrinkle-free in your closet.

How to hang dress pants on pants hanger

1. Folding the Pants

Just like with casual pants or jeans, you can hang dress pants on a regular hanger. The only difference lies in the way you fold and hang them. Lay the dress pants on a flat surface and fold one pant leg over the other lengthwise while keeping a crisp crease.

2. Hang Each Pant Leg

Hold each pant leg upside down to hang pants on hanger properly, with the waistband closer to the floor. Use a hanger and place it between the cuffs of the pants you are holding. First, drape the right pant leg over the hanger bar, making sure it hangs neatly. Repeat this step with the left pant leg, draping it over the right leg on the hanger. Adjust the pants as needed to maintain the crease and ensure they hang evenly.

How to hang pants with clips

1. Fold Vertically

Pant hangers with clips are made for hanging pants, especially dress pants, to keep them looking neat. To use them:

  1. Start by laying your clean and pressed dress pants flat. 

  2. Fold one pant leg over the other to keep the crease intact. 

  3. Clip the hanger onto the waistband of the pants to hang them securely.

To hang pants, grab them by the folded waistband and use the hanger clips to secure them, keeping the cuffs near the floor. If your closet space is limited, fold the pants in half and clip them at the knees. But be careful, as the clips may leave creases due to their textured surface.

The best way to hang pants using Clamp Hangers

Clamp handers have long wood clamps that lock in place to keep your pants secure. These hangers have grooves or textures inside to grip the pants tightly. They also come with a metal swivel hook, just like regular hangers.

To hang your pants using a clamp hanger, lay a clean pair of pants flat and smooth out any wrinkles. Then, fold one pant leg over the other to create a vertical fold. Open the clamp hanger and secure the pants by their cuffs, hanging them upside down to lower the waistband. Avoid folding the pants in half and clamping them at the knees to prevent creasing that's difficult to remove. This method keeps your pants neat and wrinkle-free in your closet.

PRO TIP: How to hang trousers on a hanger

To avoid wrinkles and creases, make sure to leave some space between hangers in your closet. No matter what kind of hanger you use, always aim to give your pants some breathing room. Keeping about 1 or 2 inches of space between each hanger can prevent your garments from getting too cramped. A one-of-its-kind solution, Roomedys® Spacing Tape for Hangers (RST), helps with this. RST keeps your hangers evenly spaced, ensuring your closet stays tidy and functional. It allows you to easily move between your clothes without disturbing their arrangement, making it simple to pick out and inspect your shirts while maintaining organization. With RST, your closet will look neat and have convenient storage for all your clothing items.


Do you often struggle with wrinkled pants, no matter how hard you try to avoid them? Hanging your pants properly is key to keeping them in good shape for longer. In this guide, we've shared some simple tips to help you perfectly hang pants on a hanger so they're ready to wear immediately. Whether you're using regular hangers or special ones, we've included clever methods to keep your pants smooth and wrinkle-free. With these techniques, you can finally say goodbye to wrinkled pants and welcome a neat and organized closet just the way you like it!


Author: Stephen Patrick

Author: Stephen Patrick

Stephen is the Founder and CEO of the Roomedys® brand. Stephen’s inaugural, multi-patented invention, Roomedys® Spacing Tape for Hangers (RST), is poised to transform the world of closet organization. Having spent 25 years in the hospitality industry, Stephen is an expert in functional organization. His mantra, “Everything has a place; everything stays in place,” is the key to achieving a realistic & maintainable routine that provides a feeling of balance and well-being.


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