National Legwear Day - September 22
Fri, Sep 22, 2023

National Legwear Day

National Legwear Day is celebrated every year on September 22 and is dedicated to socks, tights, leggings, and much more. Hosiery is one of the ways to create your own unique style, to stand out. And leggings even have their own holiday, which is celebrated annually on October 18th. So, on September 22, feel free to wear your favorite socks or stockings, create a bold look and conquer others.


There is evidence that ancient civilizations used cloth to protect their feet. For example, during excavations in Egypt, socks were found that were 1700 years old. In the 14th century, greaves were part of men’s armor, protecting the legs. And in 1000 BC, the wealthy wore stockings as a sign of their status and high social position. They were sewn from expensive silk.

Interesting Facts

  • Until the 19th century, stockings were an exclusively male wardrobe item.
  • Leggings were originally worn by soldiers to protect their shins from mud and sand.
  • Leggings as a female element of clothing became popular thanks to Audrey Hepburn, when she appeared in tight trousers in the 1954 film Sabrina.
  • Lycra or spandex leggings were popularized in Grease by actress Olivia Newton-John.
  • Modern fashion offers a huge selection of socks and stockings.

How to take part

Show off your legs in colorful socks or stockings, or use anklets. Be sure to share your images on social networks. Organize a hosiery party and hold a competition for the most unusual look. As a prize, prepare the most original socks.

When is National Legwear Day in 2023?

National Legwear Day is observed on September 22 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday September 22 2023
Sunday September 22 2024
Monday September 22 2025
Tuesday September 22 2026

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