Apparel Preview: All-court game
Colorful, retro, functional, classic — tenniswear for spring hits all the right shots.
ElizaAudley.com • 262-691-4770
If you think spring is all about subtle color combos, get ready for retro style with Eliza Audley’s bold fashion statement for the court. Bold and bright orange dazzles on this “Elka” v-neck dress with hip-banded belt of purple and green. The moisture-wicking micropolyester and spandex fabric moves easily on the court and is sure to serve up inspiration.
Princetennis.com • 800-283-6647
Prince hits the courts with its Team Performance Collection for men and women. Women’s poly/spandex skorts feature contrast piping on the lettuce hem, and racer-back tops have built-in bras. The lightweight technical fabrication is geared toward comfort and adaptability on and off the court, and the pieces are available in a variety of colors.
Tail’s Oceanfront Splash line sparkles in waves of blue, gray and yellow. The wash and wear poly/spandex SPF 45+ fabrication is moisture-wicking and sports a soft hand that stretches, while retaining its shape. The blue Performance Jersey top with Crocodile Print inserts and compression bra looks stunning over a 13.5-inch skort in Earl Grey.
wilson.com • 800-874-5930
Cherry combined with corals, and shades of ocean blue, usher in spring 2014 for Wilson’s apparel line. The easy-wear poly-spandex jersey knits are moisture-wicking and allow for great movement on the court. The athletic-fitting dress with internal support bra is trimmed in Cyber Green and sports a two-color burn-out pixel morph printed mesh on the front.
Adidas presents a Stella McCartney Barricade Dress, which will be adorning Caroline Wozniacki. The breathable, fun-to-wear vintage-style A-line dress in aqua, yellow and white gets jacked up in an abstract animal/leopard print and double-layer woven fabric at the bottom hem. Saucy bright yellow shorts complete the outfit.
Fila.com • 410-773-3000
Fila presents a new take on classic white, combining tradition and couture in its poly/spandex Lawn collection. This classy racer-back stretch jersey peplum-bottomed tank, with knife-pleating detail at the side seam and back, pairs perfectly with the complimentary 13.5-inch skort, featuring knife-pleating in the front. As always, the signature tonal F box logo patch defines the look.
LUCKY IN LOVE
Pink always seems to be in style. The micropoly Lycra blend in Lucky In Love’s v-neck racer-back tank has a built-in bra with breathable side mesh panels, adding style and function. Paired with a black and white graphic print Tribal Tier skirt with stand-out pink trim and bottom-layered vertical stripes, this outfit may just bring you luck on the court.
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Cynthia Sherman is a contributing editor for Tennis Industry magazine.