GVR Report cover Women's Tights And Leggings Market Size, Share & Trend Report

Women's Tights And Leggings Market Size, Share & Trend Analysis Report By Fiber (Cotton, Polyester), By Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2028

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-937-1
  • Number of Report Pages: 74
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Forecast Period: 2022 - 2028 
  • Industry: Consumer Goods

Report Overview

The global women’s tights and leggings market size was valued at USD 20.89 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% from 2022 to 2028. This growth can be attributed to the factors such as tights & leggings that provide support and stabilize the muscles which reduce fatigue and improve performance. Moreover, they offer comfort and flexibility with a stylish look. Attractive and customized designs and patterns of tights & leggings are manufactured by the vendors. Additionally, rising per capita income and purchasing power, and changing fashion trends across the globe are contributing to the growth of this market. The apparel manufacturers are adopting automatic machines to increase production and at the same time reduce the cost associated with it.

U.S. women’s tights & leggings market size, by distribution channel, 2019 - 2028 (USD Billion)

The women’s tights & leggings are used to cover the lower body and are made from various types of fabrics such as cotton, polyester, and Nylon. Considering comfort and styles, tights & leggings are available in different lengths, colors, patterns, and designs. Additionally, tights & leggings support muscle movements and increase blood circulation and muscle oxygenation. This process releases muscle fatigue and improves the muscle repair process.

During the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown situation, governments of various countries restricted or citizens prefer to stay at home as a precautionary measure. Citizens were at home due to pandemic restrictions. Citizens are focused on improving their health, and workouts at home, thus demand tights and leggings increased. Though there is demand for tights & leggings, manufacturers were unable to supply products due to the restricted production and disturbed supply chains, thus, the market experienced a shortfall in the sales of apparel. Considering this short slack in market revenue, it is expected that the sector will soon witness healthy growth in the upcoming years.

Fiber Insights

The polyester segment dominated the market and contributed to the largest revenue share of the global market, accounting for more than 50.0% in 2021 and is forecast to grow with a CAGR of 5.8% from 2022 to 2028. Polyester is a synthetic type of fiber that contains compounds of the ester functional group. This fiber is obtained from petroleum and is one of the most popular fibers in the textile industry across the globe. This fiber is a durable and relatively more economic material that is used for manufacturing apparel products. Consumers prefer apparel made from polyester fiber, as it is resistant to all types of environmental conditions. With all these benefits, polyester is consumed the most for making apparel in the textile industry.

Global women’s tights & leggings market share, by fiber, 2021 (%)

The others segment is forecast to grow with 2nd highest CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2028. Others include nylon and wool, out of which nylon is one of the most consumed fibers for tights and leggings. As nylon fiber has good strength and resistance with elastic features. Additionally, this fiber is resistant to sunlight. This fiber is one of the most cost-effective, as it is readily available. Being a durable and long-lasting fiber, nylon is popular in the sports apparel industry. It is expected that the demand for the product will witness momentous growth over the forecast period.

Distribution Channel Insights

The offline distribution channel contributed to a larger market share of more than 75% in 2021. Offline channels include exclusive stores, hypermarkets and supermarkets, and retail stores. Manufacturers and marketers use the traditional retail channel for more sales. The segment includes organized retail channels which are more customer-oriented and provide better services by selling a variety of apparel directly to the end-users. Additionally, these stores provide a choice of physical verification and trials & facility of products to the end-users, thus contributing to the market revenue.

The online distribution channel is forecast to register the fastest CAGR of 7.3% from 2022 to 2028. Customers started using online shopping portals and mobile apps for shopping and are getting popular due to their simplicity and convenience. Products are available at economic rates via online channels. Moreover, end-users choose trusted shopping portals to purchase due to the increasing penetration of the internet and smart devices. Thus, the growth of this segment is observed to be more.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific is forecast to grow with the highest CAGR of 7.2% from 2022 to 2028. China and India are positively contributing to the growth of the market. With the largest growing population and increasing disposable income, the region is witnessing huge demand for apparel. Many multinational companies are expanding their foothold in this region due to low labor costs and easy availability of raw materials, which will lead to an increasing working population. Thus, the region is forecast to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Europe contributed the largest market share of more than 30% in 2021. Well-developed economic countries such as Germany, U.K., and France are positively contributing to the market revenue. Financially independent population, higher per capita income, and changing fashion trends are major factors expected to impact the growth of the market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The women’s tights & leggings market is characterized by the presence of various well-established players and several small and medium players. Vendors are focusing on product launches to meet consumers’ expectations with changing fashion consciousness. Additionally, vendors are trying to innovate new preservative techniques to increase the durability of the product. Moreover, vendors are expanding their reach across the globe. Such initiatives are expected to boost the adoption rate of the products among consumers.  Some of the prominent players in the global women’s tights and leggings market include:

  • H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB

  • Guccio Gucci S.p.A.


  • Burberry Group Plc

  • Giorgio Armani S.p.A.

  • Dolce & Gabbana S.r.l.

  • Gianni Versace S.r.l.

  • Louis Vuitton, Inc.

  • Gym Leggings


Women’s Tights And Leggings Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 21.71 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 31.69 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.1% from 2022 to 2028

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Million/Billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Fiber, distribution channel, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Germany; France, U.K.; China; India; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB; Guccio Gucci S.p.A.; PRADA; Burberry Group Plc; Giorgio Armani S.p.A.; Dolce & Gabbana S.r.l.; Gianni Versace S.r.l.; Louis Vuitton, Inc.; Gym Leggings; LEGGING MANUFACTURER; Dior; CHANEL

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global women’s tights and leggings market based on fiber, distribution channel, and region:

  • Fiber Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Cotton

    • Polyester

    • Others

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Offline

    • Online

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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