That static build up on clothes can go away by applying body lotion on your skin? Last night I wanted to wear a new silk shirt from Urban Outfitters out to dinner. But the problem was it was covered in static and clung to all the wrong places. I needed to get rid of the static but didn't have any dryer sheets. So I went to ehow and found the perfect solution! I applied body lotion to my upper body and then brushed over the shirt with the remaining lotion on my hand. I was static free all night long! If this doesn't work for you, here's another tip.