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The LYCRA Company Unveils Exciting Legwear Trends Forecast for 2024 and 2025

Published on Nov 20, 2023
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The LYCRA Company, a world-leading innovator in fiber and technology solutions for the global apparel industry, proudly announces the launch of its highly anticipated legwear trends forecast for 2024 and 2025. Each identified trend is powered by fibers that offer the functional benefits today's consumers desire—from cooling and warming to anti-static cling technology.

Annually, through an alliance with the trend forecasting experts from Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, The LYCRA Company introduces an innovative legwear collection designed to spark creativity and offer a curated approach to legwear design.

The development of hosiery, socks, and seamless knitting has played a pivotal role in the evolution of fashion. After several trend cycles that emphasized bare legs on runways, legwear returns triumphantly in all its forms. From hosiery to stay-ups and socks in various lengths, legwear has become an integral part of the 2023 fashion discourse, with exciting prospects for 2024 and 2025.

“Another year, another legwear innovation collection. We aim to inspire and enrich, offering considered design curation and insights into the functional benefits of legwear,” said Jane Gwyther, EMEA Sales Manager for Legwear at The LYCRA Company. “We look at how this can encourage and revolutionize the individual looks of wearers and the business of its makers.”

Four key trends are investigated for 2024/2025. In EXTRAORDINARY, the impact of fashion legwear on the fluidity of identity is celebrated, reflecting the current excitement in legwear design. EVOLUTIONARY draws inspiration from the enduring wisdom of nature, influencing wellness positively. LEG GEAR emphasizes legwear tailored for dynamic living, harmonizing functionality with style. Lastly, SELF-CARE highlights the significance of foundational body care, encompassing skin health and cosmetic legwear, to promote comprehensive well-being.


Look 1: Lavish Lace

 Elevating and mood-boosting this look creates an animation of fashion with an engineered lace effect adorning the foot.

Key Innovations:

LYCRA® XCEPTIONELLE technology is a patented garment construction with an innovative asymmetrical panty that is lightweight and eliminates seams and panels. LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber accommodates larger silhouettes in a fashion-conscious way.

Look 2: Stripe Mania

Extraordinary stripes become alive and agile in this look, morphing before our eyes, melting through bleeding colors, trippy tie-dyes and engineered graded coloring to create a fun and mesmerizing collection.


Key Innovations:

LYCRA® DRY technology helps with moisture management and provides a long-lasting fit and quick-drying comfort. With LYCRA® SOFT COMFORT technology to help keep the socks up and reduce red marks.


This trend is fostered by our human desire to connect with the natural world. By incorporating flora and fauna designs to create patterns, textural diversity, organic imperfections and the colors of nature. With classic and timeless neutrals and the alternation of transparency and opaque.

Look 1: Traces of Time

This look draws from growing patterns, textural diversity, organic imperfections, and the colors of nature.

Key Innovations:

LYCRA® BEAUTY with LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber uses firm support to create a flattering and sculpting fit.


This trend enables a design that combines joy and function for a dynamic lifestyle.

The Leg Gear range is designed to move. Knitted constructions are utilitarian, patterns are bold, and palettes are minimal. A celebration of color boosts a climate of action, enthusiasm and optimism. Colors clash in blocks of primary brights to create an active and playful feel. Bold, saturated colors alongside basic black, grey, and white combine rationalism with joyfulness and spontaneity.

1: Racy Patterns

Racy Patterns is all about blocked, slashed, cut and pasted effects. Collage and assemblage-type compositions fit the activewear and sportswear segment with no sign of this aesthetic disappearing as designers continue to draw on modernism to create enthusiasm, energy, joy and happiness.

Key Innovation:

THERMOLITE® FAR INFRARED (FIR) technology generates longer-lasting warmth while remaining lightweight. It’s combined with graduated compression to aid in muscle recovery and help protect against injuries.

Look 2: Super Knits

Optical coloring effects are used to create engineered placed patterns, dimensional shapes and textures. For an active fashion-tech offering, use tonal and variegated printed yarns.

Key Innovation:

LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber creates seamless comfort with more size flexibility.


Self-Care explores the move towards new realms of self-empowerment while embracing body and age positivity. Apparel can play a role in healing and nourishing. Color is paramount to this; it can uplift, stimulate and soothe. It can cheer up and calm. It can upheave and conceal, expose, and veil.

This trend incorporates a pampering palette of “long-term” legwear colors: from rose, mauve and purple to chocolate and jet black.

Look 1: Second Skin

This look aims to empower women to get dressed with ease and confidence, providing tried and tested solutions that work.

Key Innovation:

LYCRA® SHEER SENSATION technology ensures dresses do not cling around the legs without compromising on comfort or fit either. This technology has a sustainability aspect—it can be produced using less energy and reduced water consumption. 

Look 2: Dream World

This look is seductive and slightly otherworldly. Dream World looks at sheer that is draped, gathered, ruched and flounced. It’s gauzy and weightless, creating a flowy and festive look that maintains its structure and decoration.

Key Innovation:

LYCRA® FUSION TRUE TO YOU technology enhances the natural shine of legs while being ladder resistant. This technology uses a three-dimensional stretch for a perfect fit and shape retention.

About The LYCRA Company

The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries and owns leading consumer brands:  LYCRA®, LYCRA HyFit®, LYCRA® T400®, COOLMAX®, THERMOLITE®, ELASPAN®, SUPPLEX®, and TACTEL®. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, The LYCRA Company is recognized worldwide for its sustainable products, technical expertise, marketing support, and LYCRA ONE™ marketplace. The LYCRA Company focuses on adding value to its customers’ products by developing unique innovations designed to meet the consumer’s need for comfort and lasting performance. For more information, visit


About Stijlinstituut:

Stijlinstituut is an Amsterdam-based trends agency focusing on innovation, product design and communication in design, fashion and materials. They act as a source of information for the style-related industry, reporting on consumer mindset and environment, technological developments and trend-setting movements. More at


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