Socks represents the largest segment in the hosiery market both in terms of value and volume sales. Socks are graduating from a simple accessory to a more sophisticated product largely supported by continued innovations. Manufacturers are increasingly experimenting with fabric, color, designs, and patterns, in line with the consumers’ willingness to try out unconventional, innovative, and often quirky designs. Sheer hosiery segment, which faced difficult times due to the shift towards bare legs and trousers, is being revived by the comeback of retro fashion among celebrities. Sheer hosiery is also finding greater acceptance driven by innovations in product offerings. Some of the latest innovations include figure/body shaper products, anti-cellulite and moisturizing pantyhose, footless and Capri-styles, and low-rise hosiery, among others.