After World War I, socks became part of fashion due to advances in technology.
As peasants worked outside on the field, their feet needed protection from rain and snow. In addition to keeping people's feet warm indoors, socks also kept people safe on the field. In the winter, socks were essential for preventing frostbite on the feet.
In the 2nd century AD, woolen socks were discovered at Vindolanda in Northumbria. Designed to protect against British weather, they are a child-sized pair made from woven wool cloth. There is even a request to send more socks written on the Roman tablets found on the site.
A stringent set of laws regulated hosiery, as well as other pieces of clothing, by the 16th century. Sock fashion continued to change over the next couple of years, dictating a range of sock lengths from mid-calf to knee to mid-thigh. Sock fashion expanded beyond embroidery at the top to include colors, decorations, and stripes. A variety of garments, including socks, were made using cotton in the late 17th century. Socks, formerly known as stockings, started being referred to as socks as trousers became longer and sock shorter.
By the 21st century, it became a style statement and an essential accessory for boots and shoes.