Apparel: Dresses that Break the Fall
Tangerines, pinks, bold blues and greens — these are some of the hot colors of the year, and they are not lost on court couture going into the fall.
The jade V-neck racerback dress from Bolle’s High Velocity collection shines with its forest color-blocking and etched paisley-like design on the back. It’s poly-spandex composition features wicking, UV protection and anti-bacterial and anti-static properties. Retail price is $84.
Eliza Audley’s Toni dress in turquoise, shown here on WTA pro Liga Dekmeijere, is made of a poly-spandex blend, with a pattern of the silver “mezzos” along the seams inspired by a floor design that uses nail heads in a lead floor. Retail price is $112.
To usher in the US open, some of Fila’s pros, such as Polona Hercog (shown), will attack the net dressed in Fila’s Peony pink Heritage dress. Made of a performance poly spandex jersey, the dress has Fila’s heritage F box patch logo embroidered on the hip, features a drop waist with flowy skirt, and has contrasting trim on the V-neck and armholes. Retail price is $70.
Canadian company Lija steps into fall with the Compression Grand Slam dress, featured on Canadian pro player Rebecca Marino in cobalt blue. Fabricated of a nylon-lycra combination, it has flattering seaming detail, front bound pockets and bound hem. It ships in October and retails for $110.
Pure Lime’s bold styles are reflected in the Black Moderne dress, which is made of a microfiber polyester in the company’s Breathe Dri fabric. Highlighted with sparks of turquoise and “new lime,” a V-neck and V-back make it both comfortable and versatile. It’s available in August and retails for $90.
Tail brings the watercolors of the beach to the court with its Ease dress from the Beachside collection. A smashing mosaic pattern in a flattering racer back style, the dress sports color-blocked mesh inserts and an internal bra in a high-performance jersey for comfort and flexibility.
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Cynthia Sherman is a contributing editor for RSI magazine.