INVISTA has added a new compression offering to its legwear portfolio – Lycra Energize powered by Fusion technology.

Inspired by the athleisure trend and an increased consumer commitment to wellness, the new solution is designed to meet consumer’s expectations for lifestyle compression.

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The technology was launched on the back of study of 5,000 people in France, Italy, Germany and the Americas. It found that 58% of consumers wear compression hosiery for contouring, wellbeing and performance purposes, while 42% where compression hosiery for medical purposes.

The idea is provide women with the best of both worlds – the energising power of support and the elegance of long-lasting sheers.

Compression tights, which are made of super sheer materials, are set to be a new beauty essential, offering a smooth and flawless finish to the legs.

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Speaking to Lingerie Insight as part of a debate in October, Mathias Schulz, head of international sales at ITEM m6 said: “Compression is now a technology that represents its own segment in the legwear department. What shapewear did in the lingerie department, compression now does for legwear.”