(Last Updated On: September 18, 2017)

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National Legwear Day - September 22


The leaves are starting to change colors, the air is getting cooler, and the fashion magazines are covering the best of fall style. With legwear – sheers, tights, leggings, anklets and men’s, women’s and kids’ socks – being one of the most important ways to express personal style and complete a look, the garment needed its own holiday. As of this day, National Legwear Day will now and forever be celebrated on Sept. 22, the first day of fall.

This is a day whose time has come, particularly considering the first pair of stockings were presented to the Queen of England in 1598. Now, women can choose from numerous types of legwear, including opaque, brightly colored tights, textured anklets and foundation finish sheer hose in shades for all skin colors and tones. Men’s socks have evolved from the basics to offerings with statement-making graphics and colors; from functional to an expression of style as ties disappear from the workplace. And kids continue to enjoy fun characters and prints, along with a rainbow of colors, in their legwear.

Legwear offers everyone comfort, quality and value. And whether on Main Street or the runways of Milan Fashion Week, women, men and kids turn to legwear to put a kick in their step, complete a look and add individual style to any outfit.


On National Legwear Day, let your legs do the talking. Show off some bold leggings, a sophisticated monochromatic textured pair of tights, the newest lace anklets or a pair of graphic socks that can’t go unnoticed. Use patterns, colors, textures or sheers to add pop to any outfit, boost your confidence and highlight your fashion flair. And to celebrate National Legwear Day, be sure to show a little leg by posting your favorite look on social media using #NationalLegwearDay and #MyStyleKick!


As the leading global manufacturer of legwear, HanesBrands founded National Legwear Day to encourage everyone to express their individual styles with sheers, tights, leggings, anklets and men’s, women’s and kids’ socks. Consumers are wearing legwear each week to enhance their outfits and can use it to make any occasion an opportunity for personal expression. So, of course, legwear deserved a day to be celebrated!

HanesBrands portfolio of legwear brands includes Hanes, Champion, L’eggs, Just My Size, Maidenform, Donna Karan, DKNY, DIM, Nur Die, Nur Der, RazzaMatazz, voodoo, Lovable, Kayser, Sheer Relief, Chesterfield, Zorba, Bonds, Explorer, and Rio.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Legwear Day to be observed on September 22 annually beginning in 2017.

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