As Seen on TV: Bend-A-Hanger

Have you ever slipped on a shirt or blouse and then looked in the mirror only to see bumps on both shoulders?

They’re called hanger bumps and they are a common fashion faux pas.

Terry McFadden gives us a look at a special hanger that promises to eliminate bumpy shoulders.

Not only bumpy shoulders, but promises to keep those spaghetti strap outfits from landing on the closet floor.

But would the Bend-A-Hanger be able to hang in there during our As Seen on TV Test?

We have a wide neck dress on a typical metal hanger and the problem with this is that they can sometimes, if you're not careful, fall right off.

So, how does the Bend-A-Hanger help in situations like that? First of all it has foam which acts as sort of a cleat so to speak, it has some resistance to it. It holds the material on better so you can bend it.

So, we'll take the same dress that was on the hanger and we'll put it on the Bend-A-Hanger, the material holds that dress into place, so it doesn't slide off.

We have the spaghetti straps it's now spring and summer is right around the corner, and a lot more of these are going to be seen on the street. It falls off very easily off of a regular hanger. We’ll bend it so the spaghetti strap won't fall off anymore. It would be pretty difficult for the spaghetti strap dress thing to fall off.

The Bend-A-Hanger is also supposed to eliminate hanger bumps on shoulders. I have two mock turtle necks, same types except the color, one is on a regular hanger, and the other one is on a Bend-A-Hanger. If you take the hanger out, you can see it's got these hanger lines and the hanger bumps.

Now, we have a mock turtle neck that was on the Bend-A-Hanger and, we have no line. On men's clothing it doesn't extend to the end so you still have a little bit of a bump but not as pronounced as with the metal hanger.

So, the Bend-A-Hanger is going to do a better job eliminating those hanger bumps on women's clothing because you don't have as broad of shoulders. A little trick is, if you take two Bend-A-Hangers, and kind of artificially extend them, you can eliminate the hanger bumps on the much larger, broader shirts. You have a little bit on the end there, no hanger bump and no line.

Now you can always just leave the Bend-A-Hanger straight and it's a good thing for drying out stockings or socks or perhaps hanging a silk scarf on. Again you have the foam that acts as resistance for it so it won't fall. Also it provides you a little area for the air to circulate better so clothes will dry faster.

If you're tired of your clothes ending up on the floor or you're tired of having hanger bumps in your shirts or sweaters, don't have any hang-ups about it. Go out and buy yourself a Bend-A-Hanger and we'll give it the thumbs up.

You actually get six bend-a-hangers in a box. Terry got his online from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $8 plus shipping and handling.

You can buy them in some stores, they were actually advertised at Ace Hardware.

The hooks and hangers are packed separately but, they're pretty easy to put together.


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